Dublin city centre last May
Hospitality operators have been told that they must check every adult customer’s COVID Certificate at the door, plus photo ID, and will have to retain customers’ contact details for prospective contact tracing. Draft guidelines for sector set to be published this evening
— Gavan Reilly (@gavreilly) July 23, 2021
All customers will be required to give their name and phone number for contact tracing purposes. This is a change from previous rules, where just one person per table had to provide such details.
This means that restaurant and bar operators will have to keep two information sheets at the door: One for contact tracing and a second anonymised list where they will tick a box to show that all customers at each table have been checked for their vaccination or recovery status.
Businesses will use a digital scanner to check a person’s status. This scanner can be downloaded to a staff member’s phone, or device, from this evening.
It will show green or red to prove that a certificate is not forged. It will show a person’s name, but not their date of birth or any other details, and the information will not be stored.
The official Digital Covid Certificates are the only documents that will be accepted. Cards from GPs or vaccination centres, showing a person is vaccinated, will not be accepted.