Legal requirement for businesses to enforce rule of Six and display QR codes

Dear Cllrs and Clerks,

This morning, the Government announced that certain venues, including venues run by local authorities will now be legally required to display NHS QR posters in their venues by the time the NHS Test and Trace app goes live on Thursday 24 September. This includes all venues from the following sectors:

•            hospitality;

•            leisure and tourism;

•            close contact services;

•            places of worship; and

•            local authority venues.

A range of information and resources on the app and QR codes is available to view and download via the links below:

Introducing the app – explainer pack (PDF: 1.6MB)

NHS COVID-19 app features – overview poster (PDF: 159KB)

How to create a QR poster for your venue (PDF: 1.5MB)

Tips for displaying your QR poster in England (PDF: 1MB)

How to use QR codes to check into a venue (PDF: 1.6MB)

How to download the app on Android phones – guide (PDF: 2.6MB)

How to download the app on iOS iPhones – guide (PDF: 2.6MB)

In addition, all businesses and venues will be required to enforce the ‘Rule of Six’ or face fines of up to £4000.

Further information on the announcement is available here:

I will send out a one-off issue of our Business E-newsletter today and copy in local chambers, but in the meantime please feel free to share with your networks.

Kind regards,


Communications and Engagement Officer

Waverley Borough Council