Test & Protect web app
#ProtectDundeeandAngus to support local businesses.
Dundee & Angus Chamber of Commerce refresh their Test & Protect web app #ProtectDundeeandAngus to support local businesses.
The Track and Trace web app gives business owners a platform to securely check customers in and collect the data needed to support the Scottish Government’s Test and Protect Programme.
Visitors simply scan a QR code with a smartphone on entry and input their contact information to be held securely for use if required by NHS Scotland.
This means that after the first sign-in, they can check in easily and securely each time they visit a café, restaurant, hotel or visitor attraction which is using the app.
#ProtectDundeeandAngus provides a safe and secure way of storing this information and can be used for purpose of contact tracing should the need arise.
Available to all businesses, free for Chamber members.
#ProtectDundeeandAngus, which is free to Chamber members but available to all businesses across Dundee and Angus, is primarily aimed at the region’s Tourism and Hospitality sector but can be used by any business that may need to comply with Test & Protect.
The service is easy to use for both the business and customer. Registered businesses will have access to a range of downloadable documents which include QR codes and numerical codes for display within their premises. Within the account dashboard the businesses can also see how many times the service has been used. Visitors to the premise can check in via a QR code or numerical code on their mobile phone at protect.dundeeandangus.scot or manually by the business. Information can also be stored for their next visit.
Test and Protect
NHS Scotland’s approach to controlling the spread of coronavirus
Test and Protect – NHS Scotland’s approach to controlling the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) in the community.
As the nation moves into the next phase of easing restrictions and people start to go out more, everyone is being asked to play their part in stopping the spread of the virus.
Alongside the advice that people with symptoms and their household need to stay at home, they need to also book a test at NHSinform.scot/test-and-protect or call 0800 028 2816 if they can’t get online.
Symptoms include a new, persistent cough, high temperature or loss or change in taste or smell.
If the test result is positive, they will be asked to provide details of all recent close contacts to NHS Scotland contact tracers. This will be done confidentially and is a vital step in slowing the spread of the virus.
Those who are contacted will then be asked to isolate for 14 days to keep their community and loved ones safe, and they will be offered a test if appropriate. The 14-day period is needed because if they have the virus, it may take that length of time for it to develop into an illness.
Alongside Test and Protect, continuing to keep two metres apart from others when outside as well as regular handwashing and good cough hygiene remains vital in helping to reduce the spread of the virus.