Covid 19 - What you need to know - Businesses urged to prepare for NHS COVID-19 app

11 Sep

Businesses across England and Wales including amongst others, Pubs, restaurants, and cinemas are being urged to download QR codes posters to prepare for public rollout of the new NHS COVID 19 app.

Businesses are being asked to be ready and place NHS QR code posters at entry points to their businesses so customers who have downloaded the new NHS COVID-19 app can use their smartphones to easily check-in.

The NHS COVID-19 app is currently being trialled and will be rolled out nationally on Thursday 24th September in England and Wales, including QR check-in at venues. You can create your QR code poster using a Government website which can be found here.

In order to get create your poster you will need:

  • your email address
  • the address of your business, place of worship, community organisation or event

If you have more than one venue, you will also need:

  • the address of each location
  • an email address for the manager (or point of contact) for each location
  • a phone number for the manager (or point of contact) for each location

When someone enters a venue and scans an official QR poster, the venue information will be logged on the user’s phone. This information will stay on a user’s phone for 21 days and if during that time a coronavirus outbreak is identified at a location, the venue ID in question will be sent to all devices. The device will check if users have been at that location and if the app finds a match, users may get an alert with advice on what to do based on the level of risk.

Law correct at the date of publication.
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