What do I need to know about the NHS QR code poster?

A new NHS COVID-19 app is being launched on Thursday 24 September. As a result, you are required by law to display a new QR code poster to help support traditional contact tracing.

Importantly, users of the app will be notified if they come into contact with someone who later tests positive for coronavirus.

Watch a short video about the QR code.

Which venues must display the NHS QR poster?

The following venues are legally required to display an official NHS QR poster:

  • hospitality services, including pubs, bars, restaurants and cafés
  • tourism and leisure services, including hotels, museums, cinemas, zoos and theme parks
  • close contact services, including hairdressers, barbershops and tailors
  • facilities provided by Local Authorities, including town halls and civic centres for events, community centres, libraries and children’s centres

If you run an outside venue where people congregate you are also encouraged to display a poster, however it is not a legal requirement.

Why are businesses being asked to display the poster?

You can help protect visitors and your business by displaying a QR code poster. Clearly we all want to slow the spread of the virus, reduce the impact of any second wave, and help normal life to resume more quickly.

How can I create my QR code poster?

In this case, visit the gov.uk website to create your unique QR poster.

Where can I find out more about the QR code app?

Furthermore check out the frequently asked questions section about the QR code app on the NHS website.