As the Delta variant of COVID-19 continues to spread, the safe reopening of schools and offices remains unclear.
Close to 70% of Canadians are fully vaccinated and the business community is hopeful that the inoculation efforts provide the confidence required to get more people back into the regular rhythm of their daily lives.
But mixing vaccinated and unvaccinated people – particularly in high-risk environments such as offices, manufacturing plants and food production facilities – may jeopardize our plans for a return to normal.
As a result, the Canadian government now mandates all federal public servants to be fully vaccinated with Crown corporations and other federally regulated employees to follow suit.
Provinces are also gearing up for a vaccine passport rollout, while an increasing number of corporations are stepping up their vaccine requirements.
Canadian businesses support the vaccine passport system to protect their employees and visitors
According to media reports, the Canadian business community is largely behind government efforts aimed at imposing a vaccine passport system.
Businesses see them as a means of preventing future waves and a resurgence of economically disruptive lockdowns with potentially disastrous effects.
Cisco, Uber, Deloitte, Google and Microsoft are just a few of the organizations mandating that some or all employees get vaccinated and provide proof of vaccination.
But organizations that want to drive the adoption of vaccine passes will have to strike the right balance between safety and consumer trust.
Organizations need effective processes to implement the vaccine passport system
With vaccine policies increasingly in place, it’s becoming clear that the time is ripe for organizations to implement the right processes for protecting their employees and visitors – especially those who have not yet been fully vaccinated.
To be effective, these processes must rely on features that integrate with visitor management and wellness screening solutions in order to empower decision-makers to curb the spread of the virus.
In other words, as organizations brace for the fourth wave, Operations, HR and HSE teams will need access to a comprehensive analytics dashboard so they can assess risks, optimize operations and make smarter, data-based decisions.
Vaccine passes rely on QR codes to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination status
Vaccine passes must act as frictionless solutions that individuals can rely on to identify themselves when they return to offices.
This is why QR codes are the best way to store and transport data needed as proof of vaccination.
Once the data is incorporated on their phone, people will always carry them around on their person.
To help prevent a spike in COVID-19 cases and avoid another lockdown, more and more governments and organizations are getting behind the vaccine support system to protect the health and safety of their employees and visitors.
Specifically, they’re embracing features that seamlessly integrate with their visitor management and wellness screening solutions to help them prevent the spread of the virus.
Because it’s high time we start getting back to normal.
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