Press Release: Accredify and Beep Partner to Streamline COVID-19 Testing through Vending Machines
- This partnership follows the government’s latest guidelines indicating that workers in higher-risk settings will be placed on the mandatory fast and easy testing (FET) regime, where employees have to undergo regular COVID-19 ART tests every 14 days, regardless of vaccination status.
- Beep will supply a plug and play solution to retrofit existing Vending Machines to support Antigen Rapid (ART) Kit Dispensing
- The collaboration aims to facilitate domestic movement and rejuvenate the reopening of local establishments
SINGAPORE, 19 July 2021 – Singapore-based firms Accredify and Beep today announced their collaboration to roll out a plug and play solution to retrofit existing vending machines for COVID-19 Testing.
With this solution, any vending machine in the market can be easily upgraded to dispense self-test COVID-19 Antigen Rapid Test (ART) kits and issue verifiable results to the patient within 20 minutes.
This partnership follows the government’s latest guidelines indicating that workers in higher-risk settings will be placed on the mandatory fast and easy testing (FET) regime, where employees have to undergo regular COVID-19 ART tests every 14 days, regardless of vaccination status. Higher-risk settings include dine-in food and beverage establishments, personal care services such as hairdressers and spas, and fitness studios.
Instead of manually distributing ART Kits to their employees, enterprises with existing Vending Machines in their premises can install Beep’s IOT solution to connect their Vending Machine to the Cloud. Eligible employees will then be sent an SMS with a QR code which they scan at the Vending Machines to retrieve their kit.
Self-test ART kits are government-approved and adhere to the FET regime, and several COVID Testing Vending machines have already been successfully piloted in several hospitals in Singapore for Rostered Routing Testing (RRT). In addition, Accredify-issued test results adhere to Singapore’s HealthCerts schema, a template for digital COVID-19 test results which the firm helped to co-develop and has since been mandated by the Singapore government.
Beep has facilitated over 32 million transactions through over 2,500 unattended touchpoints across several countries in South East Asia. Beyond Singapore, it is also currently supporting Hong Kong’s nationwide distribution of PCR DTS Test Kits, with over 1.2 million kits dispensed since the end of last 2020. In this first ever collaboration between Accredify & Beep, it will maximise the potential of mass testing while at the same time, reducing the spread of COVID-19
Kristoffer Jacek Soh, Co-Founder and CEO of Beep Technologies, said, “We are thrilled to partner with Accredify in this innovative venture, as Singapore moves towards treating Covid-19 as an endemic disease. With Accredify’s strong background in digital health certificates, this joint effort will enable organisations and individuals to maintain a higher degree of safety through efficient and cost-effective self-testing.”
“Through our partnership, managing local community cases through regular self-testing of individuals in higher-risk settings could provide a way to rejuvenate Singapore’s local economy and facilitate domestic movement,” Quah Zheng Wei, Co-founder and CEO, Accredify, said, “We hope this increased accessibility to self-test Antigen Rapid Test kits will protect frontline workers and help establishments reopen safely.”
Accredify and Beep are planning to make this service available globally as well as offer it to other industries in need of regular COVID employee health screening procedures such as the logistics and food delivery services.
To register your interest for a demo of Accredify’s issuance system, please email email@example.com
To get a quote on Beep’s Unattended Medical Diagnostics Solutions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Founded in 2019, Accredify is pioneering the adoption of verifiable data by providing organisations with an end-to-end solution to create and issue verifiable documents. With a presence in more than eight markets serving 900 clients globally, documents issued by Accredify have been verified close to 7 million times. With a dedicated team that embraces the highest standards of customer service, security, and privacy, Accredify’s objective is to be the trusted solution for managing and verifying documents anywhere and anytime.
For more information, visit www.accredify.io and follow us on LinkedIn @Accredify
Beep Technologies, a Singapore-based Start-up, aims to make connection to any unattended touchpoint hassle free, so business can build better integrated customer experiences. Starting with traditional vending operators in Singapore, Beep has since grown to serve a wide variety of retailers, agencies and vendors in over 5 countries in ASEAN across 2,500 active touchpoints, and over 32 million transactions processed. For more information, please visit www.beepbeep.tech.
Jessica Tan Shu En
Marketing and Communications Lead, Accredify