Following the reopening of pubs and restaurants in the UK on Monday 12 April, the NHS Kovid-19 Test and Trace app is undergoing changes.
The updated app will now ask all members of a group to visit the hospitality site (as well as gyms, hairdressers and the like) to use the app, ensuring the best possible chance for effective contact tracing. .
Earlier, during last summer’s brief reopening, only the key member of each group was required to scan (or sign-in physically) the QR code at the point of entry.
This change will come before April 12, with the idea to speed up contact tracing. Anyone testing positive for Kovid-19 will be asked to provide a history of all the places they have been in recent times.
Thereafter, those people, anonymously, who have been screened at those locations and those who have been screened, will be encouraged to self-segregate or self-test.
Justification is speeding up the dissemination of information everyone is investigating. Previously, only after signing in with the group leader, it was up to them to tell the rest of the group members who had participated in the business that they tested positive. Now the notification will go to everyone.
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Other changes coming with the update, which is expected to drop before April 12, include alternative venue history sharing, which the government says will help generate alerts more quickly and keep it on top of the outbreak.
There are also some new NHS QR Code posters, which will now have to be legally displayed. They are now easy to use according to the government.
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