UNITED KINGDOM / AGILITYPR.NEWS / May 28, 2020 / DIGITAL 'V-HEALTH PASSPORT™'
HOLDS KEY TO LIFTING
14 DAY SPORTS & TRAVEL QUARANTINE
British Cyber Technology Firm Has Solution To Lift Travel Quarantine For Sports Teams & To Resume Airline Travel
Former Sports Minister Richard Caborn Backs Health Passport
A British cyber security company believes it holds the crucial key to unlocking the Covid-19 quarantine for sports teams and international travellers to and from the UK and globally with a unique digital health passport. The announcement has also received the support of former Sports Minister Richard Caborn who amongst many other legacies was responsible for bringing the 2012 Olympics to London.
VST Enterprises® is the Manchester based technology company which is behind the digital health passport V-Health Passport™ which uses the groundbreaking cyber security technology VCode®. V-Health Passport™ is ready to deploy and will verify Covid testing results for both antigen and antibody testing. This pivotal technology will allow International air travel and tourism to re start and allow sports teams to travel and become exempt from the proposed quarantine restrictions which are being deployed.
British Home Secretary Priti Patel announced recently that all travellers coming to the United Kingdom after the 8th June would be required to comply with a mandatory self isolation of 14 days with tough penalties for those who do not comply. The announcement has far reaching implications for international travel to and from the UK, tourism and also for sports teams competing in European and International sports events, leagues and professional competitions.
VST Enterprises® - which is in extensive talks to various sports governing bodies globally - believes that its health passport will allow all professional athletes and sports teams to resume their European and International sports fixtures and become exempt from quarantine if they can show a valid health status as test negative for Covid-19.
Former Sports Minister Richard Caborn welcomed the initiative by saying;
“This is a major breakthrough for all sports to allow their athletes and teams to travel across borders using a health passport. Whilst testing is the key to ascertaining health status, the missing part of this is the mechanism is the official verification and validation that you have taken a test. The health passport not only confirms who you are, as its been verified alongside your passport, but also confirms the Covid test status and when this test was administered. This would also for great movement of professional athletes to complete UK, European and International fixtures. I also see this would have great potential for also allowing international airline travel to resume with the airlines all working together.”
The company - who are engaged with senior UK Government officials, NHSX and The Home Office - has stated that by introducing a digital health passport it would provide the necessary authentication and verification of test status required. This would allow for one central point of digital passport technology to confirm a person has taken a COVID-19 test and their health status. It further stated that the V-Health Passport™ will pave the way for air travel and airlines to resume flying again in a safe and controlled manner.
By carrying a digital health passport each airline will be confident that passengers on board its flights have taken the appropriate measures and test status negative to pave the way for safer air travel. This will also have a significant impact for the airline travel industry and global tourism.
Louis-James Davis CEO and founder of VST Enterprises said;
“A digital health passport is the key to unlocking quarantine restrictions for anyone who is travelling from country to country. This would also allow professional athletes and sports teams from across football, rugby, cricket, tennis and Formula 1 to travel and complete their seasons and tournaments even if this first phase is behind closed doors away from fans.
If someone takes a Covid-19 test how do you know they have actually taken the test ? that the person taking the test is who they say they are ? All a test kit does is confirm a test result positive or negative, it does not however confirm a persons identity. Emails or pieces of paper with test results can be manipulated and faked and people might be tempted to do that.
V-Health Passport™ is a unique technology that solves this problem instantly. We provide an ultra secure digital health passport that verifies and onboard’s a persons identity against existing official ID such as a passport or photographic identity and is then verified against a live likeness test. The Covid test is taken and administered by a health professional and then uploaded into the app technology in an intelligent traffic light system. Red indicates test positive with Green indicating test negative and amber being the countdown clock until the next test is due.
This would also have a major impact on air travel with airlines being able to resume their service. This would also prove a massive boost to regenerating tourism”
V-Health Passport™ uses third generation code scanning technology with ultra secure end to end encryption. VCode® technology is at the forefront of the worlds most secure digital health passport. QR codes which are being used in some offerings represent legacy, 2nd generation bar code technology. V-Health Passport™ uses VCode® to push past the barriers that the old tech had, allowing it to move into the next evolution.
QR codes are also vulnerable to “Attagging” and cannot be used to scan a health passport at a safe distance as they need to be in close proximity. VCode® and V-Health Passport™ scan outside the 2 metre safe distancing zones and in some circumstances upto and over 100 metres with end to end encryption to protect data. The V-Health Passport™does not track location in real time ( just interaction data) respecting user data and privacy
Louis-James Davis added;
“We believe that V-Health Passport™ will be a passport that all Governments will move towards as a standard part of our digital wallet, in the same way we have a drivers licence and passport to verify our identity and credentials.”
VSTE also recently announced and confirmed that it had signed a deal to supply its state-of-the-art VCode® technology for 50 Million digital health passports to COVIPASS which has orders from 15 countries including Italy, Portugal, France, Panama, India, the US, Canada, Sweden, Spain, South Africa, Mexico, United Arab Emirates and The Netherlands.
VSTE are also providing its VCode® & VPlatform® technology to work with the UNITED NATIONS as part of their SDG Collaboratory (Sustainable Development Goals) program - to provide a wide range of technology services to 9 Billion people by 2030.
The V-Health Passport® Health Passport User Journey
A short infomercial explains the technology at https://youtu.be/bh0EkEZMA90
• A person would take a Covid-19 test 24 hours prior to travel which would be conducted by an authorised health professional such as a doctor or nurse.
• Prior to the test appointment the person downloads the V-Health Passport™ app to their smartphone device and onboard their key information such as name, address, age etc. They would also upload photographic identity documents such as passport or driver licence and then this is verified against a true likeness test with the user their identity using biometric fingerprint or facial scan.
• The person then takes the COVID-19 test which is administered by an authorised Health Care Professional, Nurse or Doctor. The test is geo fenced to that location and the test results are then scanned from the testing kit into the V-Health Passport®.
• A traffic light system then confirms their health status as either red or green, red for positive and green for negative. The amber colour indicates a countdown timer to when another test would be due and required.
• The user can then show the health passport to authenticate their health status. The health passport can also be scanned well outside the safe distancing zone of 2/3m (and beyond) while the person is moving and at various angles to ensure continued social distancing guidelines.
• The person then presents their V-Health Passport™ on arrival at the airport or travel departure point prior to check in and their health status confirmed. Other additional parameters put in place by the airport could include social distancing on arrival and temperature checks.
• The process would then be repeated in each country for return travel back to their country of destination.
VST Enterprises Ltd
VST Enterprises (VSTE) is the company behind the VCode® and VPlatform®. Headquartered in Manchester, the company has satellite offices around the world and is operational in 16 countries.
VCode® & VPlatform®
VCode® represents the next generation of code scanning technology – an evolutionary step forward from traditional barcodes and QR Codes. VCode® has an infinite range of applications and capabilities from secure identification and ID, to geo location and geo fencing, asset tracking, authentication and permission based authorisations, fan and customer engagement through to biometrics and facial recognition.
VCode® can be used across a wide range of applications to securely purchase music, video and film content to concert and sports event tickets. It can also be used to screen exclusive film content, sales promotion and marketing and create dynamic marketing and fan engagement campaigns. Its wider uses also include anti counterfeiting and anti piracy.
A VCode® can be scanned from over 100 metres, with a 80:1 distance to size scan ratio, at 170-degree angles, on and from moving objects, and upon any multimedia or television screen and even when the VCode® is microscopic on bank notes or minerals. This allows users to access exclusive content, check the validity and authenticity of an item and make purchases while on the move. VCode® provides end to end encryption using closed loop technology with over 2.2 Quintillion combination codes.
Supporting the VCode® app is the VPlatform® - a secure cloud based portal that allows users to create VCode® and manage the content they lead to. The VPlatform® also provides users with real time analytics on who scanned their codes, when and where the scans took place, providing vital consumer data. The VPlatform® enables push notifications and rewards to be sent back to individuals who have made VCode® scans, offering opportunities for brands to significantly enhance their engagement levels with their client base.
Red Strike & Mike Farnan
Mike Farnan is the former International Managing Director of Manchester United Football Club and is a 25 year sports marketing veteran. During his career Mike has promoted sports brands worldwide including Manchester United, Atletico Madrid, Williams Formula 1, Jordan Formula 1, Sheffield Utd and Sunderland FC. A highly skilled sports marketeer, Mike has worked with blue chip brands including Vodafone, Heineken, Red Bull, Air Malta, Visa, FIFA, DHL, Umbro, Coca Cola, Porsche, Nivea, Pepsi, Budweiser and Cadburys.
Red Strike was founded in 2013 by CEO Mike Farnan and is now regarded as the elite sports marketing agency in the UK across Football, Motorsports, Golf and Rugby. The company which has offices in London, Johannesburg, Kuala Lumpur, Romania, Auckland and Sydney is also the race promoter behind the hotly anticipated Kyalami 9 Hour Intercontinental Challenge, 2019 Intercontinental FGT Powered By Pirelli. The ex Formula 1 venue will join the Intercontinental GT Challenge in November 2019 with the revival of the South African tracks’s historic nine hour sports fixture. The event will put Africa on the IGTC calendar for the first time.
Red Strike is also the driving force behind a number of major football academies across Asia where it has secured the services of former Manchester United players Ryan Giggs and Paul Scholes as ambassadors.
For more information please visit www.redstrike.com