New COVID-19 measure welcomed in Medicine Hat

Saha owns Rosewood Bistro, a restaurant on North Railway Street, and says his company saw no problems with the new measure today.

And Darin McKay of Local Public Eatery said during their midday rush hour they didn’t see any issues either.

“An app tells us with a green check mark that they’re ready to go, so a little easier from a staff perspective, especially when you have crowds of people at the front door. Trying to integrate them quickly (the app) makes things a lot easier, ”McKay said.

The app, downloaded to phones, is used to scan customers’ QR codes.

Without the code, you will need a negative COVID-19 test taken within the previous 72 hours or valid proof of medical exemption.

Meanwhile, the Medicine Hat Police Department is asking for “continued” understanding and patience with COVID-19 measures.

“I’ve heard of an increase in some situations where business owners have dealt with people who are less patient than they have been in the past,” said Insp. Ryan Thorburn said.

Albertans who violate public health orders can be fined $ 2,000.

Vaccination records with the QR code can be downloaded from the provincial website or you get them free from a registrar.

Recordings can be printed or viewed on your phone.

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