Dear Parents and Carers
Today the NHS launched their Track and Trace App
You will notice now that if you enter the school via the reception door, you will be directed to record your entry using the QR code on an appropriate device, such as your mobile phone.
- Simply open the app and then click ‘Venue Check in’
- Use the phone camera to record the image on the QR code (it will open this automatically)
- You will have checked in and supported the track and trace initiative.
- You are not required to download the NHS app, however, if you have not, you will be required to log your details via other means on arrival at reception.
- It is not a requirement to complete a venue check in for drop off and collection on the school playground.
What is the App and how does it work?
The NHS COVID-19 app has been built in collaboration with some of the most innovative organisations in the world.
The NHS has worked with medical experts, privacy groups and at-risk communities. And shared knowledge with the teams working on similar apps in many countries.
The app runs on proven software developed by Apple and Google, designed so that nobody will know who or where you are. And you can delete your data, or the app, at any time.
It has a number of features:
- Trace: find out when you've been near other app users who have tested positive for coronavirus.
- Alert: lets you know the level of coronavirus risk in your postcode district.
- Check-in: get alerted if you've visited a venue where you may have come into contact with coronavirus, using a simple QR code scanner. No more form filling.
- Symptoms: check if you have coronavirus symptoms and see if you need to order a test.
- Test: helps you order a test if you need to.
- Isolate: keep track of your self-isolation countdown and access relevant advice.
The app is available in the following languages:
- Punjabi (Gurmukhi script)
- Chinese (Simplified)
- Arabic (Modern Standard)