SafeKey Needed For Indoor Dining, Not Outdoor

August 19, 2021

SafeKey is only required when dining indoors — not outdoors — and employees of businesses who are required to have SafeKey are not required to have a SafeKey to go to work, the Government said this evening.

A Government spokesperson said, “As announced yesterday [Aug.18], SafeKey will be required for indoor public spaces where masks are permitted to be removed, namely; indoor dining, bars, clubs, and sports/members clubs as well as attending a gym/fitness facility.

“These updated adjustments to the Public Health Regulations and protocols come into effect tomorrow [Aug. 20] at 6.00 pm.

“This evening a Government spokesperson said, “For clarity, SafeKey is only required when dining indoors. Members of the public do not require a SafeKey to dine outdoors.

“Additionally, employees of businesses who are required to have SafeKey are not required to have a SafeKey to go to work as all employees are required to remain masked at all times. SafeKey is being used for indoor environments where masks are removed to reduce any possible spread of the coronavirus.”

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  1. Triangle Drifter says:

    I am confused. If a person is vaccinated & has their little card why would they need this safe key nonsense?

    • pink buoy says:

      Someone probably had a better answer, but I suspect that it is somewhat of a placeholder once/when they determine when the vaccine certificate is no longer valid/ie booster shots required at some point. I don’t know. They expire monthly, so it is currently a rolling renewal until such time that things change. It also has a digital barcode on it that allows proof of safekey without disclosing if it is due to vaccination or negative test result, therefore protecting privacy. Yeah, so scratch my earlier spiel.

    • Joe Bloggs says:

      The SafeKey is to provide Government approved evidence that you are fully vaccinated. As others have observed in these comments, the hand-written card from the BHB can easily be forged.

      Of course, there are possible other reasons for SafeKey. We do not know what company maintains the SafeKey database or how much that company is paid, but that is just speculation.

  2. Rig says:

    This is another half baked Government idea. I support the premise, but how about some details. Can patrons use indoor bathrooms, are tourists treated differently, what about kids and a related one – why on earth aren’t churches treated the same?

    • Loquat tree says:

      Masks are not removed in churches. Safekey is reportedly aimed at indoor places where masks are commonly removed.

      Tourists can get their safe key after their -ve test result.

  3. Jeff says:

    I assume this means all indoor staff, bartenders, servers etc HAVE to be vaccinated to work there. I know plenty that aren’t.

    • Rick says:

      Staff does not have to be vaccinated but masked at all times.

    • Emmanuel says:

      Actually you don’t HAVE to be vaccinated but you HAVE to present a new safe key weekly.

  4. What says:

    Backtracking again

  5. Holy Bat Crap Batman says:

    what a load of pure bull poop. So we move the goal post yet again. Get real this is gone far enough. Viva New Zealand. 1 person equal lockdown.

  6. Um says:

    where masks are removed????? What about open the sidewalks????????

  7. LOL (original) says:

    Slow creep to authoritarian rule. Animal reservoirs so this is gonna be around forever. Disabled people that have been advised not to get the jab are being turned away from services now in NYC. When will they start to target other health issues or deformities, race or some other issue like ideology or religion? People need to boycott business that participate to put pressure on politician to do the right thing for all people regardless. People don’t trust this because of how political this is I mean people want universal health care then the government wants to do things by race to achieve “equitable out comes” but results in a perception of the government is targeting certain groups. Then coupled with what we know about history and experimental drugs the reaction make sense.

    LOL will the spelling brigade and grammar brigade talk about the substance or will they just be petite again.

  8. Government you need to backoff this safekey thing

  9. Down De Road says:

    Meanwhile, Burt and Wilson hide away from the public so they don’t have to face their critics. I’d vote for the FDM but they have disappeared since the last election.

  10. Birdlegs says:

    20 people on a boat, who will be checking Safe Key on the ferries?