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08/23/2021

OpenTable, CLEAR Team up to Help Restaurants Streamline Proof Of Vaccination Requirements

This collaboration aims to streamline restaurant entry, saving time for both restaurant staff and diners and lets everyone focus on the meal - not the logistics.
Anna Wolfe
Senior Editor - Restaurants
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OpenTable and CLEAR, the secure identity company, are partnering to offer diners a simple way to show proof of vaccination at a restaurant through CLEAR's digital vaccine card.

This collaboration aims to streamline restaurant entry, saving time for both restaurant staff and diners and lets everyone focus on the meal - not the logistics.

How it Works

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, Atlantic Health System, the state of California, and New York.

"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 Caryn Seidman-Becker, CEO, CLEAR. "We are proud to work with OpenTable to make it easy and safe for diners and restaurants to come back together during this time." 

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.