The QR code evidence of a negative test or vaccination has been required in most leisure outlets since September 25
Translated by Thomas Ansell
Elderly people having issues using the CoronaCheck App, or creating a paper certificate, can now get help at their local library, reports RTV Noord. Since last week the Forum group of libraries in Groningen has reported assisting tens of elderly people with the Coronavirus pass.
Trudy Krijnin, from Haren, was one such person. She considers herself reasonably IT-literate, and was having no problems with creating a paper certificate for her partner, who does not have a smartphone. “But then we reached ‘step six’, and the computer completely froze”, she says. Luckily, she was able to get help at the Forum library in Haren.
Hans van Hest, of the Forum in Haren, says that many older people may have issues downloading the certificate. Since September 25 all restaurants, cafés, cinemas; and so on have required a CoronaCheck pass before entering their establishment. “There is a number of people that have no mobile phone, or no internet; or indeed no computer or printer”, says Van Hest, “so they come to us for help”.
Even with the required tech, some people are finding it near impossible to work the required Dutch government digital systems, though luckily the various Forum libraries have regular IT walk-in hours to help local residents with all tech related problems.