No clarity on app to verify indoor diners’ digital vaccine certs

Restaurants are pushing to be allowed reopen next week as soon as legislation facilitating indoor dining for vaccinated people is passed

The verifier app used to check international travellers’ Digital Covid Certs is unlikely to be suitable for use by the hospitality sector, the government has said. Picture: Getty

Restaurants are pushing to be allowed open next week, days ahead of the government’s target of reopening indoor hospitality by July 26.

But the state has yet to provide clarity on how they can verify the authenticity of would-be diners’ Digital Covid Certs (DCC).

A working group established to work out how to reopen pubs and restaurants met this afternoon, where a discussion took place around the development of an app to scan the certificates ...