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Coronavirus (COVID-19) advice for businesses

Certain venues must display an official NHS ‘Test and Trace’ QR code poster

Certain venues must by law display an official NHS ‘Test and Trace’ QR code poster.

The types of venue that must display the poster are:

  • Hospitality (such as pubs, bars, cafés and restaurants)
  • Close contact services (including hairdressers, barbers, beauticians, tattooists, sports and massage therapists, dress fitters, tailors and fashion designers)
  • Leisure and tourism
  • Community centres, youth centres and village halls

The full list of businesses required to follow these rules is available at and

The NHS is keen that any venue used by the public, even they do not have a legal duty to do so, display the Test and Trace’ QR code poster to help improve public safety.

The posters should be visible at all entry points so visitors who have downloaded the NHS app can use their smartphones to check-in. You should also continue to offer a way of people recording their Test and Trace details on paper if they do not have a smartphone.

The new app will allow NHS Test and Trace to contact other visitors with public health advice, should a recent visitor to your premises test positive for COVID-19.

If you already use a QR code system to check people in to your venue, you must instead use the official NHS Test and Trace QR code system.

Find out more about the COVID app

Download the QR codes

Outbreak management advice

What to do in the event of one or more confirmed cases of Coronavirus in your organisation or business

Outbreak advice


Placing tables and chairs on public pavements

Apply to us for a licence to place tables, chairs and other temporary street furniture on public payments.

Apply to place tables and chairs on a public pavement


Guidance for businesses reopening

View our guidance and support pack for businesses that are planning to reopen as the lockdown is eased.

Government support schemes

The Government is delivering a range of schemes to support businesses affected by Coronavirus.

Coronavirus support schemes for businesses


Operating as a hot food takeaway

The Government is allowing restaurants, cafes and pubs which do not currently offer delivery and hot food takeaway to do so.

Find out about the operating as a hot food takeaway.

Social distancing poster

Poster for shops and takeaways to encourage customers to social distance.

Download the poster

Coronavirus advice for businesses

GOV Coronavirus business support

Government Coronavirus webinars

Coronavirus safe working guidance

HSE - working safely during the Coronavirus outbreak

Advice for small businesses from the Federation of Small Businesses

Information for farmers, landowners and rural businesses 

CBI - Coronavirus: best practice for business

Visit Britain advice for tourism-related advice

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