Thankyou for visiting our new Southwater Royals Football Club NHS Track and Trace information page, my name is Stu Bussley, Club Secretary and COVID19 Officer.

 

It is vital that we draw your attention to the Government’s recently updated guidance on test and trace, and specifically a new section on the use of QR codes. This has important implications for our club, members and visitors and requires action.

Southwater Royals Football Club are fully committed to supporting the efforts being undertaken to help monitor and control the ongoing spread of COVID19.

 

ALL teams are required to undertake this new initiative.

Hello and welcome.

 

By maintaining records of staff, customers and visitors, and displaying an official NHS QR poster, you will help NHS Test and Trace to identify and notify people who may have been exposed to the virus.

 

As part of the FA initiative we have received direct communication from them that requires our club to register and to use unique NHS QR codes ONLY and display the official NHS QR poster from 24 September 2020.

The NHS COVID-19 app has a feature that allows users to quickly and easily ‘check in’ to your venue by scanning the code.

 

In England, we do not have to ask people when they ‘check in’ using the official NHS QR code to provide any personal details.

 

If there is an outbreak associated with a venue, a message will be sent to the relevant app users with the necessary public health advice.

This will help to avoid the reintroduction of lockdown measures and support the country to return to, and maintain, a more normal way of life.

In addition to maintaining and sharing records where requested and displaying an official NHS QR poster, our members must also continue to follow other government guidance to minimise the transmission of COVID-19. This includes maintaining a COVID19 SECURE environment and following social distancing guidelines.

ALL adult visitors who attend the game or training venue MUST QR scan to register attendance, this is a government issued program in association with the FA and failure to comply will result in Government issued fines.

What happens next:

The NHS Track and Trace app is now live and I have tested it this morning.

 

YOU WILL NEED TO DOWNLOAD THE APP FROM GOOGLE PLAY OR APPLE. IT IS THE NHS “COVID 19” APP, AS SHOWN IN THE IMAGE BELOW – NOT THE STANDARD NHS APP

You can find the links to download your app here on the official www.Covid19.nhs.uk website

Before we move on to the set up of your app, I want to cover of some key points about your privacy:

How long is my data kept by NHS Track and Trace?

After checking in to your venue via our exclusive team and location QR code sheets that your coaching team will present on match day and training, your mobile number will automatically be deleted after 14 days. This data is completely anonymous and is not shared with any other app user.

What about my personal data, name and address?

Neither of the app formats, Google Play or Apple can identify who you are as NO personal data is taken or shared with other users at any time.

Do I also have to check-out when we leave a venue?

You will be automatically “checked out” at midnight on the day you visited a venue.

I don't stay for training or the match, what happens now?

Parents who "Drop Off" with the agreement of the coaching team and following FA Safeguarding rules, DO NOT HAVE TO SCAN. The team will have a list of players who have attended and if your information is required, it will be requested by myself to pass directly to the NHS Track and Trace team.

What happens if I don't want to be part of the FA and NHS Track and Trace initiative via the new app?

Members that DO NOT wish to use the app for "venue check-in" will need to provide details on a supplied attendance form for each separate visit.

My phone does not support the current version of the NHS Track and Trace app, what happens now?

A log will still need to be implemented and will be available for a member who's current phone does not support QR code reading of the current software provided by Google Play and Apple.

 

How do I get notified and what happens next?

IF THER IS A POSITIVE RESULT FROM SOMEONE THAT YOU HAVE BEEN IN CONTACT WITH, THAT HAS REGISTERED VIA THE UNIQUE QR CODE, YOU WILL BE CONTACTED DIRECTLY BY THE NHS TRACK AND TRACE TEAM VIA A TEXT MESSAGE WITH INFORMATION ABOUT WHAT ACTION IS REQUIRED.

 

As the Club COVID19 Officer, should there be a notification from NHS Track and Trace I will also be notified. I will then contact the relevant team manager and follow the current guidelines notifying the league that the team plays in, Sussex or Surrey FA and be available to support them should they have any questions.

Thankyou for supporting Southwater Royals Football Club, helping NHS Track and Trace implemented by the FA and NHS.

Lets download the app and get set for the new season:

Step 1:  Download app from Google Play or Apple

Step 2: Enter the first 4 digits of your postcode

Step 3: “Allow Exposure Notifications” when requested

Step 4: When you arrive at a venue, open the app and choose “Venue Check-In”

Step 5: SCAN YOUR TEAMS UNIQUE QR CODE THAT HAS BEEN REGISTERED AND PROVIDED

Step 6: Successful check-in screen shown

For additional information please visit the official www.Covid19.nhs.uk

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