Businesses are being asked to support the NHS Covid-19 app by downloading and displaying QR code posters so customers can easily ‘check-in’ to venues.
Since 24th September it has been mandatory for certain businesses to display the posters.
The new regulations apply to businesses and venues that are legally required to log details of customers, visitors and staff for NHS Test and Trace – this includes hospitality businesses, close contact services, such as hairdressers and barbers, and leisure venues.
The free app was launched as part of the Test and Trace service. It’s the fastest way to see if you’re at risk of coronavirus so that you can protect yourself and your loved ones.
The app will alert you if you’ve been near other app users who have tested positive for coronavirus. It also allows you to quickly check-in to venues, see if the infection rate is increasing in your local area, check symptoms and book a coronavirus test. If you need to self-isolate it will set a countdown timer.
The app tracks coronavirus and not you. It doesn’t store any personal information about you or track your location. It can’t access your phone contacts and it keeps your privacy and identity secure.
The app is available in different languages and is easy to download for free. Search ‘NHS Covid19’ where you usually get your apps from on your smartphone.
Find out more at www.covid19.nhs.uk.
Businesses looking for support, information and advice can visit Portsmouth City Council’s business support webpage or call their dedicated phone line: 02392 841 641 (Monday to Friday – 7am – 7pm)