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On-campus QR codes

To help identify and reduce the number of Covid-19 cases on campus, all students, staff and visitors are asked to check in to the facilities they enter. This is to assist in tracing any contacts of confirmed positive cases.

NHS Test and Trace QR Codes in community-used university spaces

As some of our campus buildings and facilities are used by the local community, we will only be using NHS Test and Trace QR codes via the NHS COVID-19 app in these spaces. This includes all food outlets (e.g. Food Village). See below for a list of where NHS Test and Trace QR codes will be displayed. DMU Safe Trace QR codes will be used in teaching, learning and office spaces as they are primarily used by students and staff, while NHS Test and Trace codes will be in the entrances of the following buildings:

  • Food Village
  • Simply Fresh
  • Campus Centre
  • Innovation Centre

Please note that only NHS COVID-19 app will work with NHS QR codes, and that it will need to be updated to the latest version.

What is the NHS COVID-19 app?

The NHS COVID-19 app is part of the NHS’ large-scale coronavirus (COVID-19) testing and contact tracing programme called the NHS Test and Trace service. The app will be used, alongside traditional contact tracing and other local tracing services (including DMU Safe Trace), to notify users if they come into contact with someone who later tests positive for coronavirus.

The app allows you to report symptoms, order a coronavirus test, check in to venues with NHS posters by scanning a QR code and it helps the NHS trace individuals that may have coronavirus.

The app will help the NHS understand if the virus is spreading in a particular area, and so local authorities (and organisations such as universities) can respond quickly to stop it spreading further and save lives. The app does this while protecting a user’s anonymity. Nobody, including the government, will know who or where a particular user is.

How to use NHS QR codes to check into a venue

 

You can learn more at the NHS Covid-19 app website.


How DMU utilisies it's own data to protect the university community and visitors

In certain circumstances, attendance monitoring data will be searched for possible significant contacts of a person who tests positive so they can be alerted. The relevant data will be supplied to DMU Safe Trace. The data will also be used to support the institution’s decision-making regarding which locations might need closing and/or deep cleaning. For more information on how we will process this data safely visit www.dmu.ac.uk/safetraceprivacy.

Useful links

How to download the app on Android phones (.pdf)

How to download the app on iOS iPhones (.pdf)

How to use QR codes to check into a venue (.pdf)