Prepare for Test and Trace in Derby
Businesses in Derby and Derbyshire are being urged to prepare themselves for the national launch of the NHS COVID-19 app this Thursday 24th September. Companies can download relevant resources here today.
The app will be a critical enhancement - and for many a legal requirement - of NHS Test and Trace, providing users with local risk information and alerting them if they have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive.
A built-in QR scanner supports easy check-in at venues including pubs, restaurants, hairdressers and cinemas who can have NHS QR code posters visible on entry so customers who have downloaded the app can use their smartphones to easily check-in.
Every additional contact that the app traces will improve the tracing service and help reduce the spread of Coronavirus in and around Derby.
Dr Robyn Dewis, Director of Public Health for Bondholder Derby City Council, said:
“When we use the Test and Trace app or display a QR code in our establishments, we will all be supporting in the fight against COVID-19 and rising case numbers.
“The app will be an invaluable tool in notifying the contacts of positive cases and preventing transmission across the city, therefore helping to keep ourselves and others safer. Let’s do the right thing for Derby and ensure that we have downloaded the app and that businesses across the city are compliant in displaying QR codes.”
A Stakeholder Briefing Pack has been made available by the NHS and can be accessed here.