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Businesses register for your Official NHS QR Code Poster – NHS Test & Trace

NHS Test and Trace is a key part of the country’s ongoing COVID-19 response. If we can rapidly detect people who have recently come into close contact with a new COVID-19 case, we can take swift action to minimise transmission of the virus. This is important to help avoid further restrictions to our economy and daily life.

Important new regulations have come into play today, stating that:

Venues in hospitality, the tourism and leisure industry, close contact services and local authority facilities must:

  • ask at least one member of every party of customers or visitors (up to 6 people) to provide their name and contact details
  • keep a record of all staff working on their premises and shift times on a given day and their contact details
  • keep these records of customers, visitors and staff for 21 days and provide data to NHS Test and Trace if requested
  • display an official NHS QR code poster from 24 September 2020, so that customers and visitors can ‘check in’ using this option as an alternative to providing their contact details
  • adhere to General Data Protection Regulations

Hospitality venues must also refuse entry to those who refuse to participate. Failure to do any of these requirements will result in fixed penalty fines.

Full guidance on these regulations can be found through this link: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/maintaining-records-of-staff-customers-and-visitors-to-support-nhs-test-and-trace#displaying-an-official-nhs-qr-poster

If you run or organize one of the venues above, you must register for an official NHS QR code and display the official NHS QR poster from 24 September 2020.

Source: Public Health, Health Checks Team, Shropshire Council