Qatar's COVID-19 contact tracing smartphone app Ehteraz will show vaccination status after the latest update, the Ministry of Public Health has announced.
Qatar , Qatar
14 February 2021, 12:00 AM
28 February 2021, 12:00 AM
The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) announces several updates on its Ehteraz application. The new updates include Ehteraz map functionality for home quarantine and a display for vaccination status.
For those who use iPhone, tab App Store, find EHTERAZ, and tab "Update". Android users have to tab Google Play Store and same procedures as above.
All individuals who have been placed into Home Quarantine will have the ability to use the map/pin drop location functionality within the first 24 hours of their Ehteraz status turning to YELLOW. "Set Quarantine Location" will appear under the QR code on the health status page of the App when applicable.
This is to be used only in situations either where the Blue Plate address is not available, or in cases where the individual chooses to remain in quarantine in a location other than their primary residence.
If the individual will carry out their quarantine in their primary residence which has a defined Blue Plate, they do not need to use this function on Ehteraz, as their primary residence will automatically be used by Ehteraz.
Moreover, Ehteraz also now shows a display for vaccination status.
The new status will appear on the health status page of the App as a Golden Frame around the QR code, and a vaccinated stamp image. The QR code may still be any of the four colors depending on the individual's status, but will be surrounded by the Golden Frame if fully vaccinated, it added.
Additionally, there will be a tab called "vaccination" on the App that will show the details of the individual's vaccination, including the dates of the dose/doses as well as the name of the vaccine taken.
"Please note that at this time, this new vaccination status on the Ehteraz does not change any policies or protocols in regard to those set forward by the government of Qatar, meaning all mandates still apply such as social distancing, mask-wearing, and quarantine protocols," the ministry said.