Introducing the NHS Covid-19 App

Living Magazines NHS Covid-19 app

Ahead of the national launch of the NHS COVID-19 app across England and Wales on Thursday 24 September, the Government is urging businesses like pubs, restaurants, hairdressers and cinemas to ensure they have NHS QR code posters visible on entry so customers who have downloaded the app can use their smartphones to easily check in.

The Government has published a stakeholder briefing pack on the NHS COVID-19 app.

Downloadable resources have been made available.

This app will be a critical enhancement of NHS Test and Trace in England. It will provide users with local risk information, alert them if they have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive and, very importantly, has a built-in QR scanner to check in at venues.

Businesses and venues across England who will require QR code posters should prepare between now and the launch date.

The more people who use the app, the better it will work – and it will help us get ahead of the virus, preventing a second wave, further local lockdowns, and further disruption to the economy.