Action Required: Test and Trace
Wed 23rd Sep 2020 @ 13:14:57 (1,104 Views)

Posted By : Julie Higgins

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Hi all, see info below from the FA regarding the new NHS test and trace system.  THIS IS A MANDATORY REQUIREMENT and must be in place at all venues for both games and training as well as others - bars, cafe areas etc  (see info when you click the link).  If you are not the owner of the venue you will need to speak to them to see if they wish you to create your own club one or they are doing one for the whole venue, either way a poster needs to be displayed and the QR code scanned at each session/game.

This comes into effect on the 24th of September - tomorrow - and anyone not following this procedure will be liable to fines being issues by the Government. Please remember this a Government initiative and must be adhered to - it has not been organised or put in place by the FA or the league.

Many thanks.Julie Higgins Secretary, SHWGL


We wanted to draw your attention to the Government’s recently updated guidance on test and trace, and specifically a new section on the use of QR codes. This has important implications for you and requires action.

By maintaining records of staff, customers and visitors, and displaying an official NHS QR poster, you will help NHS Test and Trace to identify and notify people who may have been exposed to the virus.

You must register for an official NHS QR code and display the official NHS QR poster from 24 September 2020.

The NHS COVID-19 app has a feature that allows users to quickly and easily ‘check in’ to your venue by scanning the code. The information stays on the user’s phone. In England, you do not have to ask people who choose to ‘check in’ using the official NHS QR code to provide their contact details. If there is an outbreak associated with a venue, a message will be sent to the relevant app users with the necessary public health advice.

This will help to avoid the reintroduction of lockdown measures and support the country to return to, and maintain, a more normal way of life.

In addition to maintaining and sharing records where requested and displaying an official NHS QR poster, you must also continue to follow other government guidance to minimise the transmission of COVID-19. This includes maintaining a safe working environment and following social distancing guidelines.

 The relevant settings this applies to are:

- clubs providing team sporting activities
- facilities for use by elite and professional sportspeople (including sports stadia)
- indoor sport and leisure centres
- cafes, including workplace canteens
- bars, including bars in hotels or members’ clubs

Please note this updated guidance comes into effect from the 24th September and failure to comply will result in Government issued fines.

Full information on test and trace can be found here: MORE INFO

Full FA guidance can be found here: MORE INFO

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