Help With Test and Trace

Published on 01 October 2020

On Friday 18th September it became law for hospitality venues to enforce the rule of 6 or face a fine of up to £4,000 and to log contact details for customer, visitors and staff as part of NHS Test and Trace. This has been extended and is now a legal requirement to display an official NHS QR code poster to help people check in to venues.

To download the NHS COVID-19 App visit The app includes a QR scanner so that people can quickly check in to venues from their phone. When someone enters a venue and scans an official NHS QR code poster, the venue information will be logged on the user’s phone.

An alternative check-in method must also be maintained to collect the contact details of those who don’t have the app, for example a handwritten register.

To support the launch of the app businesses and venues such as pubs, restaurants, hairdressers, cinemas, community centres and village halls should download a QR code for their venues to be displayed at the entrance to the building for people to scan themselves in. To register your venue and download a QR code visit   

More information and a full list of applicable venues are available at

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