Test and Trace UK
The UK is currently experiencing a public health emergency as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. NHS QR code posters are a key part of the the ongoing COVID-19 response.
NHS QR code posters are a quick, simple and secure way for visitors to anonymously register that they’ve been to your venue.
They enable people to have a digital diary of the places they’ve visited, to help with contact tracing, and they help visitors to quickly receive public health advice if necessary.
From 24th September the Regulations for the Collection of Contact Details require every hirer or organisation using a community hall to comply with the obligation to register for an NHS QR code, display the official NHS QR poster and keep records for Test and Trace and every community hall to ensure hirers comply.
Appendix M of the ACRE guidance for opening your hall is now available to download from our Google Drive. This comprehensive document gives details on what is required by your hirers, yourselves as managers of a community building and those that enter your hall.
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If someone does not wish to share their details, entry does not have to be refused. You will still need to offer a manual option for recording visitors’ contact details, for people who do not have a smartphone or do not want to use the NHS COVID-19 app. More FAQs are available on the NHS Website.
The Rule of 6
There appears to be continued misunderstanding that the group limit of up to 6 means larger activities cannot take place. They can, but 2m social distancing must be maintained between each group of 6 people (unless an exemption applies).
Within groups of 6 however, government guidance encourages social distancing by people not from the same households (including bubbles), but that is up to individuals. The obligation is clearly on all activity organisers to avoid mingling by people from different groups.
Although Government guidance is often released very quickly and at first read it can be confusing, information is constantly being updated, particularly where there is confusion. So with this in mind, we are pleased to note that section 3c of Government Guidance for the safe use of multi-purpose community facilities is now clearer:
COVID-secure community facilities are permitted to hold social groups, clubs and activities in groups of no more than 6. Community facilities can host multiple groups of 6, subject to capacity, but groups must not mix socially or form larger groups.
Until next time…
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