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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.

You can use DMU’s Safe Trace checking-in system in two ways. If you are a student, take a picture on your smartphone and/or a written record of the number of your seat each time you visit a teaching room that is designated one-metre plus.

  1. MyDMU Safe Trace Tile

Staff and students are asked to scan into designated university rooms and spaces using unique QR codes via the MyDMU app which will be displayed prominently on an A3 poster, so people scan the code at a safe social distance. Staff and students can download the MyDMU app from Google Play or the App Store.

Follow the simple steps below while using the MyDMU app:

  1. Sign in to MyDMU, open ‘Safe Trace’ tile
  2. Scan the QR code on the poster when you arrive at your room location
  3. You will only need to scan in once when you enter.

 An example A3 poster QR code


Staff can use this how-to guide to download and use the MyDMU app.

  1. Webform

Visitors, staff and students who cannot or choose not to use the app can check-in through a webform. You will be asked to provide your details, the time and the location ID. The location ID is clearly displayed on the posters. All you need to do is follow the instructions at

 (*please note these photos/records can be deleted after three weeks from the time they are taken*).

Where to use DMU Safe Trace QR codes?

If you are in a teaching room, learning or office space where there is a DMU Safe Trace poster (see above for example), please check in. These posters will be displayed prominently around our campus buildings.

Please regularly update the MyDMU app 

There will be regular updates to the DMU Safe Trace tile on the MyDMU app so please make sure you are using the latest version if you have any trouble using the DMU QR codes. You can update the tile by clicking on the ‘updates’ tab at the bottom of the app home screen.  

How DMU uses the data to protect the university community and visitors

DMU will collect and store the data for 21 days as per government directives. The data will be searched for possible significant contacts of a person who tests positive so they can be alerted and the relevant data will be supplied to local and national government Test and Trace services.

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

The university has developed process flows for students and staff to follow if they report a confirmed case of Covid-19 and how they can access testing local to DMU’s campus. Further support and guidance is available at

What do I do if the QR codes are not working for DMU Safe Trace? 

Please check that you are using the latest version of the DMU Safe Trace tile on the MyDMU app. You can update the tile by clicking on the ‘updates’ tab at the bottom of the app home screen.  

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.

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)