As part of the government’s strategy to manage the spread of COVID-19, premises where customers and visitors can potentially come into close contact with other people outside of their household, should now record details of each visit. Names, contact details, dates and times need to documented so that in the event of an outbreak, NHS Test and Trace can use this data to take the appropriate action to help control the spread of the virus. Affected businesses include:
To help you and your business C3 Software has created QuikIn; an easy-to-use Android app, which provides a secure and GDPR-compliant method of collecting records of staff, customers and visitors.
Data about each visitor (name and contact details, plus dates and times) is stored locally on the device, so there’s no need for an internet connection. In accordance with the government guidelines, records are stored temporarily for 21 days (the incubation period for COVID-19 plus time for testing and tracing), after which they are automatically wiped.
Government guidance also suggests that appropriate security measures are taken to protect the contact information you collect. Electronically is preferable, it says (well, that’s a tick for our system!). For additional security, administration screens on QuikIn are protected from view using a PIN. Customer details are securely hidden away from potential misuse (news emerged recently that a Subway worker ‘harassed’ a female customer on social media after getting her details from a contact tracing list).
It seems obvious to say, but getting customers to use a tablet is also far more hygienic than a clipboard, pen and paper! Tablets can easily be sanitised between uses. Additionally, staff and frequent visitors can also take advantage of contactless sign-in with QuikIn. All they need is a simple QR code on their smartphone (or even a print-out on paper). Flash this at the tablet and QuikIn signs them in automatically. QR codes can be generated for free using a number of online services. Click here to read our guide on how to create a QR code for your smartphone.
Make QuikIn part of your business’s range of measures to keep everyone as safe as possible when using your premises.
QuikIn runs on Android tablets (version 7 and newer), and can be purchased from the App Store for £25+VAT.
If your visitor has a QR app on their phone they can generate their own QR code and use contactless sign-in.
No QR app? Visitors can easily enter their name and number, hygienically, after the device is wiped clean.
Keep visitor information private with pin protected administration.
Quickly generate a csv of everyone who attended on a day and share with the NHS Test & Trace.
Front or back camera, UK/US formats, and set length of time data is held. If the rules change, you can keep up with QuikIn.
“We chose this app for its ease of use, with no writing on clipboards and no admin required.
The information is recorded by QR code, or manual entry if needed, and stored for the required twenty-one days.
The option to export is a bonus feature which gives us a view of members training at different locations.
Best of all, no internet is required – which is important in the middle of the forest!”
Paul Goode, New Forest Runners
“QuikIn has shaved hours off our weekly admin. It seems everyone quite enjoys getting their QR codes beeped on entry to the church. We feel safe, they feel safe so a win win for all. Thank you C3 Software.”
Mark Prevett, The Parish of Merthyr Tydfil, St David and Abercanaid
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