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24/09/2020 NHS COVID-19 App launching this week (see more)

The NHS COVID-19 app will launch in England on Thursday 24 September.

In the run-up to the launch, the council is engaging with businesses and venues across the county to provide guidance for those required by law to print and display posters to help users of the app check in and record their presence.

The posters, which display a unique QR code for each setting, can be scanned by the app, which then saves information that can be used to help contact tracers in the event of an outbreak.

Settings that are currently required to keep records of visitors for contact tracing purposes must still maintain their own register to collect the contact details of those who have not, or could not, install the app.

Venues include facilities provided by local authorities and town and parish councils, including town and village halls, leisure centres, libraries, community and children’s centres.

Read more information about  which venues in England should display the official NHS QR code poster <https://eur02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Ffaq.covid19.nhs.uk%2Farticle%2FKA-01183%2Fen-us%3Fparentid%3DCAT-01043%26rootid%3DCAT-01027&data=02%7C01%7CCeri.Tocock%40wiltshire.gov.uk%7C1f0cd7a00e374802825c08d85ef57985%7C5546e75e3be14813b0ff26651ea2fe19%7C0%7C0%7C637363755679106912&sdata=87b1UJ3MwdA47XQQBVCPr%2B2jKPMi6iTavMITmU1JbyA%3D&reserved=0> .

Venues that are required to display the official NHS QR code poster can download and print the QR code posters from the Government website <https://eur02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.gov.uk%2Fcreate-coronavirus-qr-poster&data=02%7C01%7CCeri.Tocock%40wiltshire.gov.uk%7C1f0cd7a00e374802825c08d85ef57985%7C5546e75e3be14813b0ff26651ea2fe19%7C0%7C0%7C637363755679116907&sdata=pJR0LqTWGJDAVa4gc053xEb4te%2BWrkq%2BsugtxEe2uWQ%3D&reserved=0> .

For further details on the announcement please see: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/venues-required-to-enforce-rule-of-6-nhs-qr-code-posters-and-contact-logs <https://eur02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.gov.uk%2Fgovernment%2Fnews%2Fvenues-required-to-enforce-rule-of-6-nhs-qr-code-posters-and-contact-logs&data=02%7C01%7CCeri.Tocock%40wiltshire.gov.uk%7C1f0cd7a00e374802825c08d85ef57985%7C5546e75e3be14813b0ff26651ea2fe19%7C0%7C0%7C637363755679116907&sdata=oXMGwvQ0MF9ONLrJZkudTrieCNc58FRw%2Fz29bHAf1OI%3D&reserved=0> .

Please do encourage businesses in your local area to download and display QR code posters to ensure they comply with this latest legislation. We’ll be sending out more information about how you can help encourage residents to download the app in the next couple of days so please keep an eye out for that.

Regards,

Cllr Philip Whitehead