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DOLE-X now uses QR code scan for COVID-19 health check

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (PIA)–Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE)-X Regional Director Lawyer Joffrey M. Suyao announces to the Executive Committee of this office, the innovation of using Quick Response (QR) code in the online accomplishment of the Health Symptoms Questionnaire/Health Checklist for all personnel in compliance to the Interim Guidelines on Workplace Prevention and Control of COVID-19. 

The QR code can be quickly read by a mobile phone and gathers pieces of information relevant in determining COVID-19 signals of asymptomatic or symptomatic individuals entering DOLE-X premises. Such supports the safety and health protocols of workers under the new normal work settings. 

The said guidelines signed by Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez and Labor Secretary Silvestre H. Bello III mandates the involvement and cooperation of workers and employers in complying with the precautionary measures to comply with basic health and safety protocols to prevent and contain COVID-19. 

Measures include installation of signages at the entrance of the workplace/establishment and signages inside the workplaces; filling-up of the daily health symptoms questionnaire for employees, employers and clients/visitors; thermal check for everyone at the entrance of the building which is inputted daily for monitoring and tracing of symptomatic/asymptomatic clients, workers and even employers, as the case may be. 

Suyao disclosed that online registration of health information started July 13, which is intended for all DOLE-X employees. As simple as clicking the link or scanning the QR code provided, the employee will be immediately connected to the online format in seconds. 

The information provided by the user is automatically generated for real time assessment of health and health-related conditions of everyone entering the workplace.

This innovation quickly addresses the need for faster process cycle time in assessing and monitoring the results for quick detection and institute control on the spread of COVID-19 in the workplace. 

The QR code registration of health information initially covers all employees of the DOLE-X regional office and all provincial/field offices in Northern Mindanao of the Department and ultimately may be required from all visitors and clients of all DOLE-X offices in the region.

DOLE-X is leveraging technology in addressing the spread of COVID-19 pandemic in the workplaces, Suyao said. (DOLE X/PIA10)

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