28/09/2020- Covid 19

Venues in England and Wales must now display an NHS QR Code

New government regulations that came into force on Thursday September 24 now require facilities to display an NHS QR code that visitors, customers and staff and staff must scan.

This is to help trace and stop the spread of coronavirus. Please read the

Does the facility I manage have to display a QR poster?
You should create and display a QR code if you are:

  • a business, place of worship or community organisation with a physical location that is open to the public
  • an event which is taking place in a physical location

You can do so using the government’s instructions.

If you’ve more than one venue, you need to create a separate QR code for each location. You can add multiple locations in the service.

More information can be found here.

How do I use the QR code and who should use it?
Ask customers, visitors and staff at your venue to scan the QR code when they arrive, using the NHS COVID-19 app. This is to help trace and stop the spread of coronavirus.

If I’m hiring an area of a facility for a class within a gym or leisure facility – do I need a QR code for that?
The facility needs the QR code, not the specific activity. COVID Officers should remind all participants to scan the QR code.


As a reminder, to support NHS Test and Trace, you must also hold attendee records for 21 days. This reflects the incubation period for coronavirus, which can be up to 14 days, and an additional seven days to allow time for testing and tracing.  This facility is offered free to BF affiliated clubs using the new Playwaze platform,


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