A digital Covid SafeKey – which is available after receiving a negative coronavirus test result or after receiving two doses of the vaccine – is now in use, with the SafeKey using a QR code that can be read by a phone.
Premier David Burt previously explained that âA SafeKey QR code is valid for 3 days for a negative test result, and until June 15 for those fully vaccinated during the initial phase of deployment. Since this is a new program, these expiration periods can be adjusted as we learn how to best apply them.
âWhen a SafeKey is presented by the user to a business or facility, the business can verify its authenticity by going to verify.gov.bm on a phone’s web browser and scanning the QR code on it. using the camera. This means that no special equipment is needed to validate that the SafeKey is genuine and not tampered with. “
The government recently changed the regulations to “allow restaurants to open indoors for licensed restaurants if the licensed restaurant verifies that all customers have a SafeKey.”
Bernews stopped by a restaurant and, with his permission, videotaped the process for anyone interested to see how it works; you produce your SafeKey and they analyze it. Don – or to be technically correct âDonald Burgessâ as his SafeKey states since he uses his full name – shows that this is a fast process.
Premier Burt previously said, âIt’s important to note that while indoor dining is limited to people with SafeKey at this time, it won’t be forever. If Bermuda successfully meets the targets set for our transition to Phase 3 of our reopening, all restaurants can be opened for indoor dining for all people.
âHowever, using SafeKey for indoor dining now will allow many local businesses to rehire more staff made redundant due to existing restrictions, while continuing our collective work as a country to eliminate local transmission. As a country, we have made sacrifices and this government wants to get as many people back to work as possible as quickly as possible. “
You can find more information at the links below and also on our dedicated website BermudaCovid.com, which is the most comprehensive resource and history available on Bermuda’s handling of the pandemic.
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