NHS COVID-19 app
The Government has now launched its NHS COVID-19 app to support NHS Test and Trace. The app will help to prevent the spread of coronavirus by:
- Helping to identify people who’ve been in recent close contact with someone who’s tested positive for coronavirus – including people they may not personally know.
- Enabling people to scan a unique QR code to ‘check-in’ to a venue – e.g. a shop, restaurant or close contact services such as hair salons.
All local businesses and venues – including shops, voluntary organisations and places of worship - are asked to download and display their own unique QR posters.
If someone tests positive for COVID-19, the app will use QR ‘check-in’ data to automatically alert people they’ve been in recent close contact with by sending a notification straight to their mobile phone asking them to self-isolate.
Notifications to NHS COVID-19 app users will not mention the name of your venue, just that the app user has recently been to a venue where they may have come into contact with the coronavirus.