The shared QR codes have been blocked since last weekend, so that no one can use them anymore. The website on which the codes were shared has since been taken offline, but the ministry says it has more sites in sight. The fake app also showed the moving cyclists and skaters with which inspectors check whether the app is real.
For a few weeks now, people have needed a corona ticket to be admitted to restaurants, cafes, theaters and cinemas. That proof can be created in the CoronaCheck app when people have been (fully) vaccinated, when they have tested negative for the virus or when they have recently recovered from a corona infection and have been tested. There is currently no obligation for employees to show the corona pass.
“You should not want this,” responds corona minister Hugo de Jonge. “It must be safe to gather in large groups and such a QR code must mean that someone has been cured, vaccinated or tested. It is really important that the check is good at the gate and that not only the QR code is looked at, but also the identification. That goes together.”
According to Koninklijke Horeca Nederland, it is completely understandable that an ID card is not always requested. “Not every employee of a catering establishment is authorized to do so, so if the lunchroom does not check for identification, I do not find it so strange.”
The creators of the suddenly disappeared site don’t like the QR pass. “How beautiful he is, Article 1 of the Constitution. According to that article, whoever denies access to someone is punishable,” they wrote on their site.