Changes to the way we check in to venues and shops on the NHS Test and Trace app have been made ahead of the reopening of hospitality and retail from Monday. The updates to the app have come into effect to coincide with the availability of rapid lateral flow tests for everyone in England from Friday. The new regulations now state that everyone in a group must check in when they arrive at a venue, either by scanning an NHS QR code poster on the app or by providing your contact details. How do lateral flow tests work? Last year it was only required that the lead member of the group checked in. If a user has a positive coronavirus test result, they will be required to share their venue history privately on the app. Advertisement This will mean a venue will be alerted faster and local outbreaks will be able to be contained more easily. If a person has been at a venue on the same day as someone who has since tested positive, they may receive an alert telling them to book a PCR test, whether they are showing symptoms or not. More from Covid-19 COVID-19: ‘Full speed… Read full this story
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