New track and trace app reveals Hemel Hempstead's risk level is medium

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Friday, 25th September 2020, 1:56 pm
Updated Friday, 25th September 2020, 1:59 pm

The new NHS Covid app has revealed Hemel Hempstead has a medium risk level of the virus.

Launched yesterday (September 24), the app - which can be downloaded via here - includes a QR scanner so that people can quickly check into venues from their phone. When someone enters a venue and scans an official NHS QR code poster, the venue information will be logged on the user’s phone.

When you first register for the app, you have to enter the first part of your postcode so you can be notified when your area’s risk level changes.

For Hemel Hempstead, the risk right now is medium. In England, this means your local authority, or a neighbouring local authority, has high or rising levels of infection, according to the NHS.

To support the launch of the app businesses and venues such as pubs, restaurants, hairdressers, cinemas, community centres and village halls should download a QR code for their venues to be displayed at the entrance to the building for people to scan themselves in.

To register your venue and download a QR code visit: www.gov.uk/create-coronavirus-qr-poster.

Official NHS contact tracing