NHS Track and Trace App
The Government have released their COVID-19 smartphone app which allows people to report symptoms, order a coronavirus test and check in to venues by scanning a QR code. The app helps the NHS trace individuals that have coronavirus and, crucially, can notify other app users if they have come into contact with someone who has tested positive.
Whilst we aren't legally required to display a QR code for use with the app, we've chosen to do so both for members convenience and because the more venues that app users scan in at, the more accurate the system becomes.
When you visit the studios next, you will find an NHS QR code on each of the studio entrances and on the board behind the table in reception where the hand sanitiser is situated.
Members are encouraged to download the app from their app store (see instructions for iOS and Android) and use it to sign in at locations they see around England and Wales. We will, of course, leave the current sign in sheet in situ for those who don't have access to, or choose not to use, the new app.
NB: Nobody, including the government, will know who a particular user is or where any user is, or has been, located. The app notes venues you scan in at and, if you test positive, will anonymously notify other app users if they were at the same venue at the same time.
The only information you provide is the first half of your postcode (unique to, on average, almost 1000 homes) to see how many positive tests there are in a specific area. Data is deleted every 21 days.