Notice from Cornwall Council:
New legal requirement for businesses to show QR codes for NHS COVID-19 app from 24 September.

You may have seen already that the Government has announced that certain businesses and community venues will be legally required to enforce the rule of 6 and to collect contact details from customers and retain them for a period of 21 days. Those failing to do so could face prosecution. You’ll find the Government’s announcement from this morning here.
Businesses and community venues will also be required to display QR codes for the new NHS Covid-19 app at their premises by next Thursday, 24 September. Displaying the QR codes will make it easier for customers and visitors with smartphones to check-in safely and securely to a premises by scanning the code.

This new rule will apply to all the following sectors, including settings run by local authorities:
• hospitality, including pubs, bars, restaurants and cafés
• tourism and leisure, including gyms, swimming pools, hotels, museums, cinemas, zoos and theme parks
• close contact services, including hairdressers
• facilities provided by local authorities, including town halls and civic centres (for events), libraries and children’s centres
• places of worship
• community organisations with a physical location that is open to the public
To meet the new legal requirement, the Government is asking all such businesses and organisations to download the QR codes to display as a poster at entrances by 24 September and they have provided materials to help create a poster.

More tips on creating and displaying the poster are here.

We are sharing this information as widely as we can through our business and community networks and it would help us greatly for you to share this information through your own networks too.

As we get further updates we will send them to you.

For more information on the NHS COVID-19 app, visit