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Businesses encouraged to use NHS test and trace app

Folkestone & Hythe District Council is supporting the new NHS COVID-19 app - launched today - by encouraging businesses to get prepared and display the mandatory NHS QR code poster.

NHS app

The app will provide users with local risk information, alerts if they have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive, and has a built in QR code scanner to allow easy check-ins at businesses and venues.

As part of its purpose to help control the spread of the virus, the app will inform the public and businesses quicker if they are at risk and will provide fast actions to take to help prevent further cases.

Folkestone & Hythe District Council has been informing local businesses of the app by distributing a leaflet, whilst adhering to all social distancing rules, which contains important information about what needs to be completed ahead of the launch and how to maintain use of the app once it is up and running.

Leader of Folkestone & Hythe District Council, Cllr David Monk, commented: "As we enter this new stage of the NHS Test and Trace, it is vital for businesses across all districts to ensure customers can safely and securely use the service.

"Many traders across the district have embraced the COVID secure requirements, and promoting and encouraging use of this app is the next step in that process."

The mandatory NHS QR code poster is available from: https://www.gov.uk/create-coronavirus-qr-poster   

European Regional Development Fund

European Regional Development Fund

The project has received £100k of funding from the England European Regional Development Fund as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020. The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government is the Managing Authority for European Regional Development Fund. Established by the European Union, the European Regional Development Fund helps local areas stimulate their economic development by investing in projects which will support innovation, businesses, create jobs and local community regenerations.

For more information visit https://www.gov.uk/european-growth-funding

Date published: 24 September 2020

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