Pasig City Mayor Vico Sotto urged residents to sign-up and download their own Pasig Pass quick reference (QR) code, as the implementation of the city’s new contact tracing scheme within City Hall starts Monday, October 19.
“Sign-up and download your Pasig Pass QR Code habang hindi pa siya required. Sa Lunes, October 19, required na ito sa City Hall. (while it is not yet required. On Monday, October 19 it will be required at City Hall),” Sotto said on Twitter.
The use of the Pasig Pass is not yet required in any establishment or office in Pasig.
“For now we are still conducting tests, and by next week it will be required at the City Hall. If everything goes well, we will start requiring it to big establishments in the city,” Sotto said.
If the initial implementation at City Hall will go smoothly, Sotto said the City Council will pass a measure expanding the implementation of the Pasig Pass to private establishments.
The Pasig Pass is one of the components of Pasig Health Monitor—the city’s health monitoring system developed to speed up and improve the provision of medical services to residents.
The QR code-based contact tracing solution aims to further boost the city’s contact tracing efforts amid the pandemic.
“This is a quick reference or QR code based in order to make the city’s contact tracing system contactless and centralized,” the local government said.
“In addition, it can also ensure that the data privacy of the citizens is protected because ordinary Pasig Pass QR codes cannot be read by ordinary QR code scanners,” it added.