Wed. Aug 10th, 2022

Details on how Victorians will prove theirs COVID-19 vaccination status has been revealed ahead of a series of “vaccinated economy” trials beginning in regional Victoria tomorrow.

Victorians who have been fully vaccinated against the virus will be able to prove their vaccination status with a digital certificate displayed via the Service Victoria app, the Express Medicare Plus app or a smartphone wallet.

They will also be able to present a printed version of their certificate or immunization history statement or provide evidence of a valid exemption, the government has revealed.

Government Services Minister Danny Pearson said instructions on how to get the Commonwealth digital certificate delivered in the Service Victoria app would be available at coronavirus.vic.gov.au from tomorrow. (Nine)
Government Services Minister Danny Pearson said instructions on how to get the Commonwealth digital certificate delivered in the Service Victoria app would be available at coronavirus.vic.gov.au from tomorrow.

He said the government wanted the technology to be as easy to use as possible, so when patrons scanned a QR code to get into a place, it would check them in and verify their vaccination status at the same time.

Mr Pearson said the screenshots on apps that had a valid vaccination certificate would show a green stripe with a tick.

He said the government had planned ways to stop unvaccinated people from using counterfeit versions of the screen.

“Colored holograms that move can be seen on check-in screens, so venues know it’s genuine, making it much harder to decay a check-in screen.”

Digital certificates prove vaccination status. (AP)

Businesses need to have someone at entrances checking screens.

Pearson said the evidence of vaccination would not compromise Victorians’ medical privacy: “For those concerned about confidentiality, I emphasize that the Victorian government does not have access to medical data linked to a person’s Medicare account. . “

People living in the Victoria region will start proving their vaccination status tomorrow when a series of ‘vaccinated economy’ trials take place at 15 venues, including cinemas, hotels and cafés as well as a gym, a church and a beauty clinic in six rooms areas of government.

The venues will operate with higher capacity and density limits before the entire state opens in weeks.

Trials will include a meeting during the week in Warrnambool on 14 October.

Participants in the vaccinated economy trial are:

  • Bass Coast – North Pier Hotel in Cowes, Churchill Island Cafe
  • Buloke – Terminus Hotel in Wycheproof
  • East Gippsland – East Gippsland Art Gallery in Bairnsdale, Lakes Squash and Cinema in Lakes Entrance, Wilson Property in Traralgon
  • Greater Bendigo – Anglican Church in Australia in Flora Hill, Bendigo Art Gallery, Village Cinemas in Bendigo, Body Fit Training in Bendigo
  • Pyrenees – Avoca Hotel
  • Warrnambool – Darlings of Beauty, Roberts One Real Estate, Warrnambool Racing Club (race meeting), Warrnambool Art Gallery

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