Businesses required to prepare for NHS COVID-19 app
Businesses like pubs, restaurants, hairdressers and cinemas are required to ensure they have NHS QR code posters visible on entry so customers who have downloaded the new NHS COVID-19 app can use their smartphones to easily check-in.
The move comes ahead of a national launch of the NHS COVID-19 app across England and Wales on Thursday 24 September.
The government will be supporting businesses and venues to display the QR codes which can be downloaded via a website to display as posters in premises.
Downloadable resources have also been made available.
NHS test and trace
It is now legally required for certain businesses to have a system to collect NHS Test and Trace data and keep this for 21 days.
Businesses can refuse entry to anyone or any group who refuses to provide the requested details – unless they are under 16.
Businesses and other public settings where people meet socially – including hospitality venues, workplace canteens, close contact services, hotel and guest accommodation, museums, galleries and libraries, leisure and community venues – must record details of customers, visitors and staff.
Core COVID-19 Secure requirements will be mandated for businesses and egregious breaches enforced.
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