From 24 September a wide range of premises including pubs, restaurants, hairdressers, museums, churches and local authority public buildings will need to display a unique Government QR Code at their entrance, which visitors will scan using the new NHS Test and Trace app. This will automatically register their presence at this location. The new government QR code will supersede any existing QR code systems and manual logging of names and numbers.
It will be a legal requirement, enforced by local authorities, for every relevant premises to display the QR code, but it will not be a legal requirement to download and use the app.
You should create and display a QR code if you are:
- A business, place of worship or community organisation with a physical location that is open to the public
- An event which is taking place in a physical location
If you have more than one venue, you need to create a separate QR code for each location. You can add multiple locations in the service.
Click here to create a QR code for your business.
You might find the below resources useful:
- Which venues in England should display the official NHS QR code poster?
- How to Create a QR Poster for Your Venue
- Tips for How to Display Your QR Poster
- How to Use QR Codes to Check Into a Venue
- Introducing the NHS Covid-19 App
- The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Collection of Contact Details etc and Related Requirements) Regulations 2020