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Stay Safe App Required in All Establishments, Says IATF

It's to centralize contact tracing efforts.
by Clara Rosales
Dec 4, 2020
Photo/s: Jerome Ascaño

All establishments are ordered to adopt the Stay Safe app and its QR code to centralize contact tracing efforts, Malacanang said Friday.

Government offices, private companies, hotels, and business establishments—and public transportation units are required to use the app and adopt a Safety Seal, the Inter-Agency Task Force on COVID-19 said in a resolution.

An establishment can secure a Safety Seal if they "include the adoption of the Stay Safe application and the generation of its QR Code to be displayed in all entrances," Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said Friday.


Contact Tracing as Easy as Cashless Shopping with Stay Safe App

The departments of trade, health, labor, local government, tourism, and transportation were ordered to issue a joint memorandum circular detailing the requirements to secure a Safety Seal and the guidelines for adoption of the Stay Safe app.

Instead of manually filling up health declaration forms, users canuse the Stay Safe app to scan the QR codes displayed at the entrance of establishments. Information such as your name and health condition will be submitted digitally for contact tracing purposes.

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Upon downloading the app, you will be asked for basic information such as your name and health condition. The app will notify you and other users if any contact encountered tests positive for the virus.

screenshot from StaySafe app

The Stay Safe app was developed by MVP Group's Multisys and is free for download.

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Stay Safe is available for iOS and Android.

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