30 August 2021
Endava helps travel and hospitality to reopen safely in Slovenia with development of COVID-19 Certificate app
We’re excited to announce today we have helped develop an app for both the Slovenian Border Police and hospitality businesses to check the validity of the EU Digital COVID Certificate when individuals arrive in Slovenia or visit a restaurant or hotel in the country. Endava was selected as a key partner in the project through a formal tender process by the Government and National Health Institute in Slovenia.
Given recent developments with the pandemic, national authorities across the EU are issuing a Digital COVID Certificate for their populations. The certificate generates a QR code that can be either printed or shown on a mobile phone to prove a person is either vaccinated, has had a negative COVID-19 test result, or has recently recovered from COVID-19. The app developed by Endava is validating the certificate to ensure people travelling and visiting hospitality businesses in Slovenia are not spreading or exposed to the virus.
There are currently two versions of the app: the first for use by Slovenian Border Police to check COVID-19 certificates, in any format, to prove a person’s COVID-19 health status. The second version will be rolled out across the hospitality sector in the country following new mandatory regulations to verify the COVID-19 status of people checking in to hotels, restaurants, and events. This version of the apps features more functionality to ensure safety and health measures on-premises while maintaining full data privacy for visitors.
Using open-source code, Endava built and implemented the app in two weeks due to the need for rapid government response. The app is also built to allow for further improvements and developments so it can accommodate future requests from the EU or National Government, such as incorporating different rules for quarantine depending on which country people crossing the Slovenian border are coming from.
John Cotterell, CEO Endava
comments: “The pandemic has brought about many challenges for the travel and hospitality industries. Digitising ways to check COVID-19 certificates are key to making that experience feel frictionless for the public as economies reopen, while also ensuring safety standards are upheld as we learn to live with the virus. Recognising the need to transform services quickly and using digital acceleration to create technology that enables businesses to operate will be key to rebuilding industries.
Endava and the Slovenian Government have a long-standing working relationship. In the past and especially during the challenging year of the pandemic, Endava has partnered with the government on other digital acceleration projects, supporting institutions with the implementation of e-delivery of official documents to avoid unnecessary risks while communicating with the Government and helping with the implementation of tourist vouchers so the country could keep the hospitality industry alive. Also, Endava implemented e-booking and e-communication in the primary health sector and facilitated the filling of e-forms, calculations, and subsidies pay-offs to companies entitled to receive Government support during the pandemic.
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