NHS Covid-19 app and QR code

As the NHS Covid-19 app has now launched, the Trust will be supporting the service by placing a small number of posters (featuring QR codes) in specific areas of the Trust.

The NHS Covid-19 app is part of the NHS’ large-scale coronavirus testing and contact tracing programme. The app is used alongside traditional contact tracing to notify users if they come into contact with someone who later tests positive for coronavirus, and is available on smart phones now.

Like any restaurant’s and public venues, certain clinical areas at Doncaster Royal Infirmary, Bassetlaw Hospital and Montagu Hospital now have posters featuring a Test and Trace QR code for visitors to scan when entering. This won’t be in every hospital setting, but only in busier environments, such as the Emergency Department reception and outpatient clinics, where more than six individuals tend to sit and wait for their health appointments. Inpatients and staff will not be required to use the codes.

The NHS Covid-19 app allows people to report symptoms, order a coronavirus test, check in to venues 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 can respond quickly to stop it spreading further and save lives. The app does this while protecting a user’s anonymity.

More information about the app and links to the sites to download it are available at https://www.covid19.nhs.uk/

A full list of where visitors will be required to sign-in to the app can be found here:

Bassetlaw Hospital:

  • Main entrance
  • Maternity entrance
  • Breast Care waiting area
  • Medical Imaging waiting area
  • Outpatients
  • Blood test waiting area
  • Fracture Clinic waiting area
  • Emergency Department waiting area
  • MRI waiting area
  • Physio waiting area
  • Ambulatory Care waiting area
  • Medical Day Unit waiting area
  • Discharge Lounge waiting area
  • Diabetes Centre waiting area
  • EPAU waiting area
  • Gynae waiting area

Doncaster Royal Infirmary

  • Emergency Department waiting area
  • ENT Outpatients
  • Urology Outpatients
  • Dermatology Outpatients
  • Pre-operative Assessment waiting area
  • South Block Outpatients waiting area
  • Surgical Outpatients waiting area
  • Jasmine Centre waiting area
  • Eye Clinic waiting area
  • Fracture Clinic Outpatients
  • Paediatric waiting areas
  • Gynae Outpatients
  • Endoscopy waiting area
  • Parkhill Clinic waiting area

Montagu Hospital:

  • Outpatients
  • OMFS waiting area
  • Main entrance (UTC)
  • Pain Management Unit waiting area

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