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The use of the NHS Covid-19 app and QR codes

From 19 July 2021, businesses in England are no longer required by law to collect and retain staff, customer and visitor information and display the official NHS QR code poster.

At the moment, many of you in the UK will now be required by law to collect and retain staff, customer and visitor information and display the official NHS QR code poster.

This is due to the higher risk of transmitting COVID-19 in premises where students (18+) spend a long time in one place and potentially come into close contact with other people outside of their household.

Who is this relevant to? 

A full list of organisations within the scope in these sectors can be found on the government website here and here.

These venues include:

  • Indoor sport and leisure centres, including gyms
  • Community centres, libraries and village halls.

Other resources

QR code support telephone: 0800 540 4900
Monday to Friday, 9am to 6pm
Different guidance is in place in Northern IrelandScotland and Wales.

Click here to create or download a COVID-19 NHS QR code for your venue.

Useful documents

To help you prepare for these risks, we’ve created some support documents which provide an overview of some of the health and safety and operational issues you will have to consider.