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A new way to use our buildings safely

Kath Cobain Smiling head and shoulders Published Wednesday, 23rd September 2020

There’s going to be a new, quicker way to register your Test and Trace details in County Council buildings.

From this Thursday (September 24th) you will be able to use the new NHS Test and Trace app in our premises.

You will see posters in our buildings displaying the Test and Trace app QR code. By scanning the code using the app, your contact details can be recorded, quickly and easily.

In line with other venues and publicly owned premises, Worcestershire County Council buildings are required to display the Governments QR Codes as part of the NHS Test and Trace app.

Entering one of our buildings like a library or registration office, you can use the QR code. If you prefer not to use the app you can, of course, continue to choose the traditional method of writing your details down.

All publicly owned buildings, hospitality businesses like pubs, restaurants, and venues such as cinemas are now required by law to enforce the rule of six.

The NHS Test and Trace app is an important part of the measures being used to tackle the spread of the virus.

Dr Kathryn Cobain, Director for Public Health for Worcestershire said: “The NHS Test and Trace App is a vital step in helping us stop the spread of the virus. By alerting people who have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive, it will help them take the appropriate action quickly.

“COVID-19 has not gone away and risks to people remain the same as they have always been. Help us stop the spread of the virus, and self-isolate when you are asked to. By stopping moving about we can break the chain of transmission. Do it for your community and the people you love and want to protect.”