Following a successful pilot, the Government have announced that they will be releasing the NHS COVID-19 app for mass use on the 24th September.
The app will be a critical enhancement of NHS Test and Trace in England. It will allow us all to know quicker if we’re at risk of the virus, so we can take action, fast, to protect our communities and the ones we love. The app will provide users with local risk information, alert them if they have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive and very importantly has a built-in QR scanner to check-in at venues.
The app is a vital part of the overall NHS Test and Trace service and it is an important new tool to control the spread of the virus. But to make it a success we need your help.
The Government is committing to the app’s release on the 24th of September, and needs businesses and venues across England who will require QR code posters to use the time between now and that launch date to get prepared.
The more people who use the app, the better it will work – and it will help us get ahead of the virus, preventing a second wave, further local lockdowns, and further disruption to the economy.
Cllr Blake, the Leader of Leeds City Council, and Tom Riordan, the Chief Executive of Leeds City Council, are keen for Leeds to be a leading example for use of the new app and that all licensed premises sign up and display QR codes at all their venues.
The following useful information is available and free to download on the Leeds Pubwatch website, just click on the links.
- Introducing the NHS COVID-19 App
- How to create a QR poster for your venue
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