Covid-19: Longer, slower queues for events with vaccine certificates

A Stuff article.

Festival-goers and audiences for international concerts, sports matches, and large stage productions will have to wait longer in slower queues as organisers grapple with processing vaccine certificates en masse.

Fears are also emerging from the cultural and events sectors about the true costs of checking passes.

The Ministry of Health has said My Vaccine Pass–a phone-downloadable and printable QR code available later this month–will be the official record of a person’s vaccination status. A verifier app was being built to scan and verify those QR code passes. The ministry released the specifications early so sectors could understand how the technology worked, and incorporate it into their operations.

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