OpenTable And CLEAR Partner to Help Restaurants Streamline Proof Of Vaccination Requirements Across The US
"Our partnership with CLEAR furthers our commitment to help both restaurants and diners navigate dining out in the next chapter of the pandemic," said
Once a reservation is made on the OpenTable app at a restaurant that has vaccine requirements, the diner will find a "CLEAR" banner on the reservation confirmation page. By clicking on the banner, the diner will be linked directly to an information page, where they can find all the details they need, plus instructions on how to create a CLEAR digital vaccine card. CLEAR's digital vaccine card is a free, mobile experience on the CLEAR app, which securely connects a person's verified identity to their proof of vaccination from hundreds of vaccine providers and national pharmacies, including Walmart,
"Now more than ever, it is important that the people and experiences which make up the lifeblood of our communities safely stay open for business," said
This integration, expected to launch in September on OpenTable's iPhone and Android apps, comes on the heels of a number of new safety features that OpenTable has launched to support restaurants and diners. In addition to the new "Verified for Entry" tag, restaurants can now list "Proof of Vaccination" as a Safety Precaution on their restaurant profile pages and communicate directly with diners about changing restrictions and special requests through Direct Messaging.
Since the beginning of the pandemic, OpenTable has been at the forefront of supporting the industry, helping seat more than 135M diners at no cost to its restaurants and implementing a number of initiatives, such as the State of the Industry dashboard showing global dining demand, expanded reservation capabilities to grocery stores, bars, wineries and college dining halls, new tools like virtual waitlists and safety precautions, enhanced takeout and delivery offerings and more.
For more information on OpenTable's latest safety features, visit the OpenTable blog, and to see which OpenTable restaurants currently require vaccination, go here. For more information on CLEAR's digital vaccine card, go here.
*Note: OpenTable will not store vaccination card data or, unless voluntarily provided by the diner to the restaurant, other personal health information through this feature.
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