The NHS is set to launch their Test and Trace app this week, allowing users to easily log visits to local establishments and be alerted if they have come into contact with others who have tested positive for the virus. The purpose of the app is explained in this video:
The app is reliant on users being able to track their movements using QR codes. When someone enters a venue and scans an official NHS QR code poster, the venue information will be logged on the user’s phone. The device will check if users have been at that location at the relevant time and if the app finds a match, users will get an alert anonymously with advice on what to do based on the level of risk.
Because of this, certain businesses will be legally required to display NHS QR posters in their premises from Thursday 24 September. This includes all venues from the following sectors:
- leisure and tourism
- close contact services
- places of worship
More information on how the QR codes work can be found in this video:
Further details on the launch of the app can be found on the GOV.uk website.
Get support with displaying the QR codes
Each venue will need to create their own unique QR code poster. You can create yours on the NHS website.
If you don’t have access to a printer, you can print your posters out at one of our local libraries. To do this, book a session on one of our library computers.
The NHS has produced further guidance on how the app works and tips on displaying your posters.