ABERDEEN’S hospitality businesses are being encouraged to sign up to a new track and trace system – the first of its kind.
The 4Entry system, has been created to keep venues safe and give customers peace of mind as the city continues to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The system, which will rely on hospitality venues and customers registering, offers a one-time registration which, unlike other QR systems, puts venues in control to ensure that every customer or patron has signed up.
Customers also benefit from the one time sign up, and unique QR code, ensuring a fast and stress-free entry to their favourite premises.
It has been created in collaboration with business owners and management and backed by Aberdeen City Council and business improvement district, Aberdeen Inspired.
Tony Cochrane, owner of Club Tropicana, has been instrumental in developing the system, and is now encouraging all licensed and non-licensed hospitality businesses in the city to play their part in making 4Entry a success.
Mr Cochrane said: “I’m extremely happy that both Aberdeen City Council and Aberdeen Inspired have shown their support for the launch of 4Entry which now means Aberdeen will be the first location in the world to have a City Wide Hospitality Entry and Track and Trace App.
“This is a unique addition in the fight against COVID 19 spread in the city.
“The system will also serve the NHS as a valuable tool as we will provide full access to track and trace if required for instant information and can even pinpoint where someone was seated and every hospitality venue visited for a 21 day period.”
Stuart McPhee, director of Siberia and spokesman for Aberdeen Hospitality Together added: “A universal entry system that can be applied to all businesses across the city shows just how far we have come in a few short months.
“The innovation that is being driven by collaboration will lead to the strengthening of the resilience of not just the hospitality, retail and leisure sectors in the city, it will assist businesses in managing entry to their premises, simplify the process for the public and help enforce further some of the restrictions we face.”