Is this the answer to attending golf events after lockdown?

Coronavirus And Golf

A British cyber security company believes it has developed a safe and secure way for golf and sports fans to attend mass spectator events when coronavirus-enforced restrictions are lifted.

VST Enterprises, together with its partner Redstrike, has today unveiled a sports health passport app, which it is describing as an “ambitious and bold solution” to help kick-start the UK sports economy’s recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

The premise is simple.

The ‘V-COVID’ digital health passport app, powered by VCode, would be issued by the sports club, sporting organisation, event organiser or governing body as an officially recognised digital health passport.

• Tiger sued over claims caddie shoved fan

It would be used in conjunction with a Government/Department Of Health approved COVID-19 testing kit, administered by a doctor or healthcare professional, that confirms and validates whether the holder has been tested positive or negative for the coronavirus or has the antibody present.

In the future, it is anticipated that the app will be able to include confirmation that individuals have been vaccinated against the disease.

Once the test has been completed, the results are uploaded to the fan’s digital passport. Once vaccinated, it will be permanent proof of being virus-free and protected.

• Coronavirus: Top coach recovering well

• Field finalised for rescheduled Masters

Providing the fan has tested negative, they will be allowed to proceed and purchase a ticket for mass attendance sporting events by validating their ‘V-COVID’ digital health passport. This VCode is unique to the fan and authenticated using various security permissions, protocols and authorisations.

VSTE CEO Louis-James Davis explained: “The ‘V-COVID’ digital health passport is a truly unique way in which all football and rugby clubs, major sporting events and sports governing bodies can implement a simple and highly effective universal system to ensure fan safety at sporting events following the gradual phased lifting of restrictions.

• Coronavirus: Where is golf banned in the USA?

“Using the health app in conjunction with an official Government /Department Of Health   sanctioned COVID-19 testing kit, a series of authentications and permissions are acknowledged to validate the test results.

“In doing so it will not only allow the safe and gradual return of sports fans to sporting events but it will do so in a safe and controlled way. Most importantly it will help all clubs, sporting organisations and events to re-build after this unprecedented event.”

To find out more, click here.


Share this Article

share-logo
twitter-logo facebook-logo

Latest Videos See all videos right arrow

play button
THE SIMPLE WAY TO FLUSH YOUR IRONS | with Ewen Ferguson
Ewen Ferguson
play button
DO THE TAYLORMADE P790 IRONS LIVE UP TO THE HYPE?
TaylorMade
play button
I TAKE ON THE BEST AMATEUR GOLFER IN SCOTLAND
angus carrick
play button
WHO WOULD USE THIS GOLF CLUB? | TaylorMade 300 Mini Driver review
TaylorMade
See all videos right arrow

Golf News

Former PGA Tour pro has leg amputated
PXG boss offers staff cash bonus to get COVID vaccine
Women's golf is "neglected" says Gary Player
Dustin Johnson: I want to be US Ryder Cup captain
“I can’t keep playing the way I am” - Jason Day opens up on struggles

Other Top Stories

Tiger Woods: Inside his $41million Florida mansion
The very best pubs in St Andrews
The Scottish Golf Course Emoji Quiz!
24 lies every bad golfer tells
Doug Sanders: The extraordinary life of golf's original playboy

Quick Fault 'n' Fixes See all videos right arrow

play button
Increase the speed of your hands for more distance
Watch
play button
Maintaining a strong dynamic loft at impact
Watch
play button
Keep the arms connected to the body
Watch
play button
Maintaining your spine angle
Watch
See all videos right arrow