Stay Safe App Philippines is the official Digital Contact Tracing System of the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) and Inter-Agency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Diseases. More Local Government Units are using StaySafe.ph since it serves not only as a Covid 19 tracing application but also as a health condition reporting and social distancing system as it will remind the user that he/she has been exposed to a possible COVID-19 case.
It has a Google Apple Exposure Notification (GAEN) system. When it comes to privacy, the developer assured the public that it respects the data privacy of its users. What you need instead is just to turn on the Bluetooth so you can receive notifications if you’ve been exposed to a user who reports being Covid 19 positive. However, you can turn this off anytime. The notifications will not expose anyone’s names but instead just a string of IDs of the user for their privacy.
What you need when you register on StaySafe.ph?
You need a mobile number for verification purposes where they will send you the One Time Pin (OTP). Moreover, this will also be used by the LGU to contact you when you will contract the virus.
On the other hand, you can opt to register using your Facebook account instead of your mobile number. The Contact Tracing System will access your Facebook Name, Profile Picture, and User ID.
Stay Safe QR Code
Some parts of the country including Zamboanga City use the Stay Safe App for their Contact Tracing effort which means before entering any establishments, you will need to scan your QR code ID. The personal details which will be collected from your QR code include name, age, and gender. Optional details are E-mail Address, Address, Company Name, and Uploaded ID.
How to register for Stay Safe App?
Before anything else, you should download the Stay Safe App first. You can do so either on the Stay Safe website or download the app on your phone.
After downloading the app, open it and click Register now. Afterward, you will be asked to enter your mobile number. Alternatively, you can click the Continue with Facebook to register.
Enter your mobile number, then read and tick the box for the Terms and Conditions. Click Register Now and a One Time Pin will be sent to your mobile number.
Enter the One Time Pin you received then create a password. Tap confirm then continue.
Enter your Code Name. It is advisable not to put your full name for your privacy. You can upload a photo or skip this part.
Create a 6 digit pin which will be used to confirm for every transaction. Fill out the Health Declaration Checklist / Form and tap SAVE.
Answer the questions again then Click Submit. Tap the QR code once again.
That’s it. Your QR code ID is ready. You can take a screenshot of the code to show when asked.
Photo Credit to: Fortune Elementary School – Marikina City