Super Saturday is almost upon us with pubs set to open their doors for the first time in three months. Publicans are concerned about the government’s insistence that they keep accurate customer records to aid the Covid test and trace scheme.
Tech firm YUDU has just launched Sentinel Check-in, a solution designed specifically for pubs which satisfies Whitehall’s demands.
As customers walk through the door, they scan a QR code or dial the pub’s Check-in number. They get sent an SMS message by return indicating they have registered at that pub on a particular date and time. This data can be passed to the government’s track and trace scheme on request.
Customers can be processed in seconds, avoiding long queues and there’s no app to download meaning any phone is suitable. The only data that’s collected is a mobile phone number: no names or email addresses.
Richard Stephenson, YUDU CEO said:
“The requirement for pubs to keep a record of their customers that’s safe and GDPR compliant is a very tough ask. We knew we had the ability to produce a contact tracing platform that would work effectively for pubs and restaurants. We’ve designed Sentinel Check-in to make it easy for both customers and publicans.”