A new Covid-19 contact-tracing app will be launched across England and Wales on 24 September, the government has announced.
The app will work by allowing people to scan QR codes when visiting hospitality venues and will implement Apple and Google’s method of detecting other smartphones within a 2-metre distance.
Businesses are being asked to display QR code posters to support the app.
The first version of the NHS contact-tracing app, intended for the whole of the UK, was abandoned after a trial run in May.
The app is still raising concerns, since a fault in the software can lead to people being mistakenly quarantined.