QR codes for “Test and Trace” in churches

Designated venues in certain sectors are required to have a system in place to request and record contact details of their customers, visitors and staff to help break the chains of transmission of coronavirus. From 24 September, venues in hospitality, the tourism and leisure industry, close contact services and local authority facilities must, inter alia, display an official NHS QR code poster so that customers and visitors can ‘check in’ using this option as an alternative to providing their contact details.

In some circumstances, these provisions are applicable to places of worship, and on 23 September, the Church of England issued comprehensive guidance. This post summarizes: Continue reading