Create a coronavirus NHS QR code for your aesthetic business (Wales and England only)

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From Thursday 24 September, businesses in Wales and England will need to display the official NHS QR code posters to make it easier for people to check-in at different premises once the app is rolled out nationally.

The regulations will be enforced by Local Authorities, who will have the power to issue fines of up to £1,000 for venues that are failing to comply, or the police as a last resort. Fines will rise to up to £4,000 for repeat offenders.

When someone enters a venue and scans an official NHS QR code poster, the venue information will be logged on the user’s phone. The device will check if users have been at that location at the relevant time and if the app finds a match, users will get an alert anonymously with advice on what to do based on the level of risk.

Businesses will be expected to make sure their customers are aware of the rules around QR codes by displaying posters and speaking to customers directly.

Members of the BACN based in Wales and England are being encouraged to go to to create their own QR code poster.

If you are based in Scotland, more information regarding The Protect Scotland app from NHS Scotland’s Test and Protect can be found here.

If you are based in Northern Ireland, more information regarding the StopCOVID NI contact tracing app can be found here.

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