The contact tracing process involves interviewing those who are infected or suspected to have the virus. Hence, contact tracing is usually based on the interviewees’ memory where they have the tendency to miss out some people they have interacted with in the past weeks.
This is especially applicable to people with jobs that require them to travel to different locations such as delivery staff, drivers and other offsite personnel where it involves greater levels of interaction with more people at more locations and hence, are at greater risks of contracting or spreading the virus.
As such, it is important to rely on technology to digitalise the contact tracing process. With Ascent’s Workforce mobile application, it can track and trace the location of each mobile app user. For instance, the location of the driver and delivery assistant will be detected as long as they are within 30m range of the Workforce app. HQ will be notified when drivers or assistants leave the proximity of the Workforce app.
Beyond that, the Workforce app is compatible with the wearables wrist bands and has the ability to track people in the proximity of the mobile app user.
The availability of chat function allows HQ to communicate with users directly and effectively via messages or photos within the Workforce application. The people tracking solution digitalises the contact tracing process and identifies close contacts of covid-19 cases more quickly and accurately. The early detection of potential cases helps to reduce the spread of the virus because precautionary measures such as stay home quarantine will be imposed.