Coronavirus (COVID-19) - NHS COVID-19 app launches on Thursday 24 September

NHS COVID-19 app launches on Thursday 24 September

The NHS COVID-19 app is part of a large scale coronavirus (COVID-19) testing and contact tracing programme called the NHS Test and Trace service.

The app will be used, alongside traditional contact tracing, to notify users if they come into contact with someone who later tests positive for coronavirus.

It will help the NHS understand where and how quickly the virus is spreading, so it can respond quickly and effectively. The app helps the NHS track the virus, not individuals.

The app uses a customer's smartphone’s existing -“Exposure Logging” feature to work out if they have spent time near other app users who have tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19).

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DOWNLOAD YOUR QR POSTER NOW FOR CUSTOMER CHECK IN - GET READY FOR THE NHS COVID-19 APP LAUNCH ON 24th SEPTEMBER

So what does this mean for my business? What do I need to do?

The first thing you need to do is check if your business is on the list of businesses required to create and display a QR code poster from 24 September.

This is a legal requirement so check online to see if your business should display a poster. 

The QR code will enable customers to use their smartphone and check themselves in via the app on arrival.

To do this, 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, each venue will need its own QR code so you will 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

You’ll receive your QR code poster by email soon after you have submitted your information. If you have more than one location, the manager (or point of contact) for each location will also receive a unique QR code poster by email.

When you receive your QR code poster you should:

  • print the poster
  • display the poster where visitors can see it and scan it when they arrive, for example next to the entrance
  • ask visitors to scan the QR code when they arrive, using their NHS COVID-19 app
  • display as many posters as you need to, to avoid queues forming

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More info on NHS Test and Trace

If you need medical help, please use the 111 online coronavirus service.

For central government updates follow:
Public Health England
NHS
Foreign and Commonwealth Office

 

 

 

 

 

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