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All customers over the age of 16 required to check in

Fish and chip restaurants reopening in England for outdoor dining next week are being reminded of the new requirements for collecting data for NHS Test and Trace.

Under the new guidance, every customer or visitor over the age of 16 must scan the NHS QR code using their NHS COVID-19 app, or provide their name and contact details, not just a lead member of the group.

This information must be kept for 21 days and provided to NHS Test and Trace if requested.

The guidance also states that businesses must display an official NHS QR code poster and must take “reasonable steps” to refuse entry to those who refuse to check in or provide contact details.

Failure to comply with these requirements could result in fixed penalty fines.

The rules will also apply when indoor hospitality reopens on 17th May. They do not apply to fish and chip takeaways.

Official NHS QR posters can be generated online by clicking here.

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