The National Test and Trace App
The government has launched the new national test and trace app as part of its efforts to control the spread of Covid-19. It is important that as many people as possible download the app to help control the spread of the virus.
You can find out how to download the app here. The website also has resources that can be used to encourage the use of the app. You can find posters, infographics and instructions, including information in different languages for use in community centres, newsletters and on social media.
The new NHS app will be used to notify users if they come into contact with someone who later tests positive for coronavirus. It will also allow people to report symptoms, order a coronavirus test, check in to venues by scanning a QR code and help the NHS trace individuals that may have coronavirus.
A wide range of businesses, organisations and community venues are now required by law to collect customer, visitor and staff contact detail logs and are also required to display an official NHS QR code poster. Failure to collect these details or display the poster will result in fixed penalty fines.
The QR code posters can be created and downloaded online here - the process is straightforward and will only take a few minutes to complete.
When someone enters a venue and scans a 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.
Local Updates on Coronavirus cases
Cambridgeshire Insight publishes publicly available data relating to confirmed Covid-19 cases and deaths in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough
Go to the website here for a weekly Cambridgeshire and Peterborough briefing and as well as weekly infographic summaries for Cambridgeshire, Peterborough, and each of the Cambridgeshire districts.