Tech firm’s app mission to help businesses and events operate safely as the country comes out of lockdown

A North Newbald man is at the heart of the mission to help businesses and events operate safely as the country comes out of lockdown.

Friday, 26th March 2021, 12:15 pm
Matt Smith, CEO of York-based tech firm Trof.

Matt Smith is the CEO of York-based tech firm Trof, which has developed an alternative to the possible implementation of a ‘vaccine passport’.

The company is now looking to boost businesses with an app entitled ‘Entrd’ that will allow customers and shoppers to show that they have recently tested negative for Covid-19.

Trof provided restaurants with an essential table service app during the previous lockdown and is partnering with a Government approved lateral flow test manufacturer to develop the new app.

When a test result is negative, the app generates a tamper-resistant ePass in the form of a scannable QR code, providing a secure way for employers, restaurants, care homes, schools, hotels, and entertainment venues to check the status of staff and customers, allowing these industries to operate with confidence.

Mr Smith said: “Our product has been built from the ground up to tackle some of the biggest challenges that Covid-19 has presented.

“We are very excited and proud to announce our new service Entrd which we anticipate will play a significant role in the return to normal life.

“We are particularly excited to see Entrd become a key solution for our entertainment and sporting institutions that have been heavily affected by the UK’s lockdown measures, providing them with a safe and secure pathway back to fully populated venues.”