The UK Government has made it mandatory for everyone working in a CQC-registered home to get fully vaccinated.
This new Covid pass regulation means two things for care home providers in the country. Firstly, care homes have to ensure that everyone associated, directly or indirectly, with the operations of the facility gets fully vaccinated. Secondly, and the most pressing concern for care home providers, is to properly check the Covid passes of everyone when they visit the facility.
In this article, we will discuss how care homes can check Covid passes to ensure no one is breaching the new regulations.
How to Check Covid Passes In Care Home?
There are two different ways in which care homes can check the Covid passes of their employees, staff, and contractors. Either care home providers can check the Covid passes manually and then maintain records of it, or they can automate the entire process using the DigiGreet Visitor Management System.
In the manual approach of checking Covid passes, care home providers will have to check the records every time to verify if the incoming person has a valid Covid pass or not. This approach is both time-consuming as well as prone to errors, because personnel may not carry out the check accurately, or because the check is not carried out at all because no one was available or present when the person arrived. Records then need to be kept and the whole process is a waste of resources so a manual approach is not in the best interest of care homes.
The second approach which is more efficient, effective, and error-free is the use of the DigiGreet Visitor Management System. The modern VMS solution provided by DigiGreet helps care homes in automating the entire process. In this method, anyone visiting the care home facility types in their name and the DigiGreet system checks automatically if the person has already shown you a valid Covid pass or not.
In case if the person has not already shown you a valid Covid pass, they will need to scan their paper Covid pass QR code or the QR code on their phone app, and the DigiGreet system will check its validity and store other details such as expiry date on the system, before letting them in.
The new Covid pass regulations mean a lot of work for CQC-registered care homes. But with the help of the DigiGreet visitor management system, the most tedious, yet important process of checking the Covid pass and its validity can be automated. If you are a care home and looking to automate this process, get in touch with us today to implement the most seamless way of checking Covid passes in the care home.