It is mandatory for the businesses listed below to have a system to collect NHS Test and Trace data, and keep this for 21 days.
- hospitality (including pubs, bars, cafes, restaurants)
- leisure and tourism (gyms, swimming pools, hotels, museums, cinemas, zoos and theme parks)
- close contact services (including hairdressers, barbers, beauty salons)
- local authority venues (such as libraries, event venues and town halls)
To support the NHS Test and Trace App, these businesses are also legally required to display NHS QR posters and will be expected to make sure their customers are aware of the rules around QR codes by displaying posters and speaking to customers directly:
- Create a coronavirus NHS QR code for your venue - gov.uk website
Businesses will be expected to make sure their customers are aware of the rules around QR codes by displaying posters and speaking to customers directly.
This will support the national roll-out of the NHS COVID-19 app and enable customers/visitors to check into venues easily.
For customers who do not use smartphones or who don’t want to download and use the app, businesses will need another method in place to collect data.
Venues who do not comply could be fined up to £1,000, rising to £4,000 for repeat offenders.
- Create a coronavirus NHS QR code poster for your venue - gov.uk website
- NHS COVID-19 app - nhs.uk website
- Venues required to enforce rule of 6, NHS QR code posters and contact logs - (press release) gov.uk website