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NHS Test and Trace QR codes - what are the rules?

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Certain venues are required by law to collect details of visitors. QR codes are an easy to use way help visitors register anonymously. Our Q&A explains when visitor details need to be collected, how QR codes can help and how to obtain one for your venue.

What is a QR code?

QR codes are a type of barcode that can be read by an optical device including the cameras on smart phones. QR codes usually contain information about the item or place where they are attached often with data on the location of the item/place they are attached to.

How are QR codes being used to support NHS Test and Trace and record keeping of staff and customers to certain locations?

Certain venues in certain sectors must have a system in place to request and record contact details of their customers, visitors and staff to help break the chains of transmission of Covid-19. If a venue falls into one of the