For all COVID-19 information, including details of the restrictions in the North East, see Coronavirus (COVID-19).
Visiting Council buildings
NHS test and trace
Under new rules set out by the Government to aid with the national test and trace service, designated venues, including facilities provided by local authorities, now have a legal requirement to maintain records of customer contact details and display an official NHS QR code poster as part of the rollout of the NHS COVID-19 app, which was launched on Thursday 24 September.
When visiting a Council building, please use the NHS COVID-19 app to scan the QR code poster. Posters are displayed in the entrances of Council buildings.
If you do not have the app then we will ask for:
We will also record:
the date and time you visited
the names of any members of staff you visited
In line with Government guidance, we will:
hold all information safely for 21 days
dispose of all information securely
share information with the NHS test and trace service if needed