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Introducing the NEW NHS Covid-19 App – Release date 24th September
Posted on: September 21st 2020

The NHS COVID-19 app is part of the governments large scale coronavirus (COVID-19) testing and contact tracing programme called the NHS Test and Trace service.

This app will be used, alongside traditional contact tracing, to notify users if they come into contact with someone who later tests positive for coronavirus.

The app allows people to report symptoms, order a coronavirus test, check in to venues by scanning a QR code and it helps the NHS trace individuals that may have coronavirus.

The app will help the NHS understand if the virus is spreading in a particular area, so local authorities can respond quickly to stop it spreading further and save lives.

The app does this while protecting a user’s anonymity. Nobody, including the government, will know who or where a particular user is. Please click here for further information.

How can your business help support the national effort?

You can help by clicking here to create a QR code poster for your business to be displayed in prominent locations encouraging visitors, staff, customers and suppliers to scan the poster to check in. See here for guidance on producing a QR code poster for your business.

Please get ready now in time for the new NHS COVID-19 App mass release on the 24th September.


Guidance for employers and businesses

This guidance will assist employers and businesses in providing advice to staff on what you need to know, what to do if someone develops symptoms, sick pay, dependant leave and limiting the spread. See Government guidance here Guidance for Employers and Business

The Pension Regulator has put together a package of measures and guidance here The Pension Regulator (TPR)
See Acas advice for employers and employees here

Guidance to help keep workplaces safe
The Government has produced guidance to help employers, employees and the self-employed understand how to work safely during the pandemic. The 8 guides set out practical steps for working safely during Coronavirus and cover a range of workplace settings. Read the full guidance here Working safely during coronavirus (Covid-19)
Join free webinars to find out more about how to make your workplace Covid secure. See BEIS Covid Working Safely Webinars

See the Better Business for All (BBfA) partnership Covid-19 Toolkits See the following toolkits to help guide you to re-open your business and work safely:

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