The NHS Covid-19 app will be launched across England and Wales on Thursday 24 September. where, customers and visitors in England will be able to check-in on entry with their phone instead of filling out a check-in book or tool specific to a business.
This will allow NHS Test and Trace to contact customers with public health advice should there be a Coronavirus outbreak.
Businesses who are already using their own QR system are being encouraged to switch to the NHS Test and Trace QR code.
When someone enters a venue and scans an official QR poster, the venue information will be logged on the user’s phone. This information will stay on a user’s phone for 21 days and if during that time a Coronavirus outbreak is identified at a location, the venue ID in question will be sent to all devices. The device will check if users have been at that location and if the app finds a match, users may get an alert with advice on what to do based on the level of risk.