The trial for the first Digital Immunity Passports for workplaces has begun in Estonia. The first such test globally, it aims to ensure a safer return to offices after the COVID-19 lockdown.
Digital Immunity Passport has been created by a team including founders of global Tech Start-ups Bolt and Transferwise. It collates testing data and enables an individual’s sharing of immunity status with a 3rd party like an employer. This is by the use of a provisional QR-Code upon authentication digitally.
The NGO Back to Work is developing the Digital Immunity Passports. One of its members said that these aim to remove fears amidst the pandemic. It is also directed at stimulating societies globally to carry forward with their lives in the crisis, added the member.
Apart from Entrepreneurs in Technology, the NGO also includes State Officers and Medical Experts. The first companies that have commenced the test of passports include PRFoods, the food producer, and Radisson Hotels.
Guidelines for social-distancing and public health measures have already been announced by the World Health Organization. This is regarding the future phase of the world’s response to COVID-19.
So far, Estonia has recorded 1,791 infections and 64 deaths owing to the COVID-19 pandemic. It began easing the lockdown rules this month and opened in the past week. Latvia and Lithuania have meanwhile emerged as the initial ‘travel bubble’ in the European Union.