Remember the NHS’s world beating Covid-19 app?

Did you know that it’s being rolled out nationally tomorrow – 24th September 2020?

Perhaps you’ve heard the fanfares and seen all the publicity?

Despite being a confirmed news addict, I only discovered this by accident. I only discovered by accident that the corresponding QR code must be displayed, by law by:

  • hospitality, including pubs, bars, restaurants and cafés
  • tourism and leisure, including gyms, swimming pools, hotels, museums, cinemas, zoos and theme parks
  • close contact services, including hairdressers *facilities provided by local authorities, including town halls and civic centres (for events), libraries and children’s centres 

The NHS Covid-19 website adds

  • places of worship, including use for events and other community activities

The Church of England, in an update on 23rd September 2020 says that places of worship are not required to display the QR code unless they are providing hospitality, tourism or, presumably, hairdressing.

“More shampoo, vicar?”