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2023 28 Mar

Virtual Sentinel Cards for Training

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A couple of weeks ago we announced Sentinel’s digital makeover, which includes the introduction of virtual Sentinel cards. To help you understand how vitual cards will work within the training environment, please read the below.

Swiping in an individual for training or assessments

A virtual Sentinel card carries the same authority and function as the physical card and can be used to swipe in when attending training and lineside assessments. Physical cards will still be in circulation and all individuals will still be issued one when they join the scheme, as virtual cards are an optional extra. The virtual card will look and scan the same as a physical one and will still display:

  • A photograph
  • Name
  • Sentinel number
  • Restriction identifiers
  • QR code

When swiping in, if the delegate is using a virtual Sentinel card, they must present it using Vircarda, the wallet app where virtual cards will be stored. Copies or screengrabs of virtual cards can not be used to swipe in due to the technical security behind them. This will ensure the virtual card you swipe is genuine.

Using a virtual Sentinel card as ID for training

If a delegate presents a virtual Sentinel card as a form of ID, they can take a screengrab and email it to the trainer or training provider to supply them with a copy for training records only. The screengrab must be taken from Vircarda, not be cropped and show their name, Sentinel number and photograph, to prove it is a genuine virtual Sentinel card. Please see below a mock up of what the Vircarda app and virtual card looks like (a QR code will be displayed on the card when virtual cards are launched).