NHS TEST AND TRACE APP: HOW YOU CAN HELP
The NHS Test and Trace App provides a quick, easy and anonymous way for customers to check in to venues, which is an important part of Public Health England’s contact tracing efforts.
Until a vaccine is found, contact tracing is vital to stop the spread of the coronavirus.
All businesses are currently asked to keep a manual log of contact details of those who visit their venues, and the app is a way to automate this process.
We are asking customers to check in to Newham businesses using the NHS Test and Trace app to help improve the technology ahead of a nationwide rollout.
If someone uses the NHS QR scanner to check into venues, the app will keep a log of the places they’ve visited for 21 days. This information stays on a user’s phone, and can be deleted at any time by the user.
If a user is ever in the same place, at the same time, as someone who goes onto develop coronavirus, they will receive an alert from the app with advice on what action to take to stop the virus spreading further.