Latest Update: 24 September 2020
NOTTINGHAMSHIRE FA WOULD LIKE TO DRAW YOUR ATTENTION TO THE GOVERNMENT’S RECENTLY UPDATED GUIDANCE ON TEST AND TRACE, AND SPECIFICALLY A NEW SECTION ON THE USE OF QR CODES. THIS HAS IMPORTANT IMPLICATIONS FOR MANY OF YOU AND REQUIRES ACTION.
By maintaining records of staff, customers and visitors, and displaying an official NHS QR poster, you will help NHS Test and Trace to identify and notify people who may have been exposed to the virus.
The NHS COVID-19 app has a feature that allows users to quickly and easily ‘check in’ to your venue by scanning the code. The information stays on the user’s phone. In England, you do not have to ask people who choose to ‘check in’ using the official NHS QR code to provide their contact details. If there is an outbreak associated with a venue, a message will be sent to the relevant app users with the necessary public health advice. This will help to avoid the reintroduction of lockdown measures and support the country to return to, and maintain, a more normal way of life. An alternative check-in method must be maintained to collect the contact details of those who don’t have the app, for example a handwritten register but kept in-line with GDPR legislation.
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In addition to maintaining and sharing records where requested and displaying an official NHS QR poster, you must also continue to follow other government guidance to minimise the transmission of COVID-19. This includes maintaining a safe working environment and following social distancing guidelines.
The relevant settings this applies to are:
- clubs providing team sporting activities
- facilities for use by elite and professional sportspeople (including sports stadia)
Please note this updated guidance comes into effect from 24 September and failure to comply will result in Government issued fines of up to £1,000 for venues that are failing to comply. Fines will rise to up to £4,000 for repeat offenders.
LEARN HOW THE NHS APP WILL WORK HERE
FULL FA GUIDANCE CAN BE FOUND HERE