DICT, in an advisory, said the validity extension is automatic whether or not users receive SMS or email notification. The extension will be valid unless otherwise revoked by a subsequent issuance of the Inter-agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF) or DICT.
RapidPass is an online system that provides frontliners and other Authorized Persons Outside of Residence (APOR) quick passage through checkpoints in Metro Manila during the enhanced community quarantine period.
The system, a project of non-profit organization Developers Connect Inc. (DevCon) in partnership with the Department of Science and Technology and DICT, uses QR (Quick Response) code technology to fast-track inspections and minimize person-to-person contact at quarantine control points or checkpoints.
On April 20, the system was officially turned over to the RapidPass Coordination Council created by the IATF on April 14. With this, DICT took over implementation of the system.
To apply, APOR from government, private, and business entities with skeletal workforces should coordinate with their respective entities to avail of the RapidPass. The designated representative from the applying entity should fill out the RapidPass form for persons, and execute attestation form.
The RapidPass form and attestation form should then be sent to the agency having regulatory jurisdiction over the applying entity via e-mail.
APOR not affiliated with any government, private or business entities should individually fill out the RapidPass Registration form, together with the attestation form, and directly apply with their approving agency.
The forms and list of approving agencies are available at https://dict.gov.ph/rapidpass/.
Each APOR should receive a notification SMS message and an email containing his/her unique QR code. RapidPass QR code holders can simply flash their unique QR codes through their smartphones or through printed copies at checkpoints. Printed codes can also be displayed on the vehicle’s windshield for easy scanning.
Telecommunications company PLDT has earlier provided checkpoint personnel the phones to be used to scan RapidPass QR codes.