As part of our University’s commitment to keep all staff, students and university community safe, we are requiring everyone on campus to download the NHS Test and Trace app. This is an important way to control the spread of the virus and includes several areas on campus where staff, students and visitors must “check in” using the app.
The app is completely anonymous, and has a number of tools to help protect people including contract tracing, local area alerts, a symptom checker and test booking. It also includes a QR venue check-in, which we will be implementing on our campuses to enable us to keep everyone safe when using on-campus facilities and building. When signing up, please use your term time address.
When arriving at a check-in site, you’ll see a poster with a QR code that you will need to scan using the “venue check-in” button on your app. Just hold your phone so that the official NHS QR code appears in the box and, when your phone recognises the code, it will show that you have successfully checked in.
Areas that will likely require check-in include study spaces, computer iLabs, food outlets and other shared spaces that tend to have higher levels of footfall.
Please ensure that you have downloaded the app onto your phone before heading to campus, and make sure to check in at any of the QR check-in points you come into contact with.
The more people who use the app, the more effective it will be – and it will help us get ahead of the virus, preventing further local lockdowns, and help protect ourselves and others in the community.