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Brussels University Hospital ditches Covid Safe Ticket

Brussels University Hospital ditches Covid Safe Ticket

Brussels
University Hospital, the UZ, has decided no longer to require visitors to show
their Covid Safe Ticket (CST) when they visit the hospital.  The decision fell as Flemish health minister
Beke hopes to give care homes the possibility to require visitors to care homes
to show their CST.

The CST is
the Belgian version of the EU Digital Covid Certificate available via the
CovidSafeBE app.  It allows you show show
your vaccination status, a recent test or recovery through recent illness.

The CST is already
required at several care institutions in Brussels, but in practice is not
proving to be workable.  Brussels
University Hospital is already ditching the requirement for visitors.  Sabine Allard is the hospital’s corona
co-ordinator: “We introduced it for a while, but it didn’t work”.

Visitors
didn’t stick to the rules and people without a valid CST got in any way.

“You need
an awful lot of people to carry out checks on all entrances to a hospital.  It’s difficult to check. We relaxed visiting
and required visitors produce their CST, but you can’t possibly check all
entrances to the hospital.”   

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