‘Venue code’ Scanning Part of Daily Life 场所码将进入日常生活


via Internet

Shanghai citizens are required to scan the “venue code” or get checks by the “digital sentry,” or a comprehensive code scanning and temperature check machine, to enter or leave public venues and communities.

Some public sites will also require a 48-hour negative PCR test report.

Foreign residents can apply for the Suishenma health code with their passport through the Suishenban app. It will take one workday for manual verification and approval. They can also bond their Chinese bank cards with Suishenban micro app on Alipay to get the code.

Almost all local public venues and communities will put up the venue codes, which can check the identity, health information and latest PCR test result as well as record the trace of the visitors for epidemiological investigation during the COVID-19 resurgence.

Those who cannot use mobile phone apps can use their ID card or paper-version health code for security staff to scan and verify.

Companies and communities without the venue code or digital sentry won’t be allowed to resume work or apply to become a “pandemic-free community”.

The personal information collected from the venue code and digital sentry will also be used for the epidemiological investigation for the COVID-19 prevention and control. No company or individual should use the data for other purposes.

*Source from gov.sh


Standards for Neighborhoods to Lift Lockdowns in Beijing

1. Duration of Lockdowns 

A 10-day lockdown is required for closed-off and controlled neighborhoods (villages). If the results of all the tests from environmental sources in a neighborhood (village) are negative, then the lockdown starts from the exact time of the infected people leaving the neighborhood (village). If any item from environment sources is tested positive, then the lockdown starts from the exact time of the completion of terminal disinfection. Once there is a new COVID-19 case or risk area (the newly-added risk area is not overlapped with the original ones and located outside the units of the original COVID cases), the time should be recalculated.

2. Nucleic Acid Tests during Lockdowns 

Nucleic acid tests will be administered on the 1st, 3rd, 5th, 7th and 10th days from the day of the lockdown, and antigen self-tests will be conducted on the 2nd, 4th, 6th and 8th days.

3. Lifting of Restrictions

If all the testing results are negative, and the last close contacts have been absent for four days or more with negative test results, then restrictions will be lifted after a 10-day lockdown and full assessment by authorities of pandemic prevention and control in the district.

4. Adhering to Safety Standards 

After the restrictions are lifted, those in closed-off neighborhoods (villages) should follow the requirements of controlled neighborhoods (villages) for four days, while those in controlled neighborhoods (villages) need four  days of health monitoring.

Source: The Beijing News


The Lockdowns are Easing – Shanghai & Sherpa’s Are Coming Back!

Even though the lockdowns haven’t been totally lifted yet, we’re starting to get some glimpses of the good life once again!



We’re excited to announce that Sherpa’s is available again in certain areas  across the city that had been shutdown for the past almost two months.



Celebrate with a feast from delicious options like Chez Jojo, Latina Brazilian Steakhouse, Shanghai Brewhouse, DOC Gastronomia Italiana, Melrose Pizza, Taco Bell, and more.

恢复营业的餐厅包括:法国舅舅家小酒馆,拉蒂娜巴西牛排馆,Shanghai Brew House,DOC意大利餐厅,美罗思披萨,塔可贝尔等。

See the Full list 



Open up the Sherpa’s App or Wechat Mini App to see what’s available near you.



The restaurant’s operating time shall be adjusted in real time according to the actual situation.More restaurants will be available day by day – stay tuned for further updates!


*Pics via the internet


Shopping malls in Shanghai to resume offline operation gradually

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