During the coronavirus crisis, with social isolation measures in place, it was difficult for local governments to continue their services.
The Polish city of Otwock launched an initiative called CityBox Otwock to continue the city office’s operation during the pandemic in safe conditions. The city created cabins equipped with a computer, microphone, camera and multifunction device so residents could attend to urgent official matters such as issuing a birth certificate, death certificate or an ID card. The box allows users to securely transfer the necessary documents to the city officers. Also, installed multimedia equipment enables video conferencing with the relevant clerk. After the resident leaves the cabin the cabin is disinfected by irradiation with UV-C rays.
To find out more about the CityBox project, please follow this link.