The NHS COVID-19 app is designed to work with the official NHS QR codes only. The app will not recognise other QR codes.

Official QR code posters:

  • display the NHS Test and Trace or the NHS Wales Test, Trace, Protect logo

  • do not display any website URLs or direct you to a website when scanned

There are 4 types of NHS QR code poster.

  1. A poster for hospitality venues in England (new design from March 2021).

  2. A poster for other venues in England (in place since August 2020).

  3. A bilingual poster for venues that are classed as 'higher risk' in Wales (new design from May 2021).

  4. A bilingual poster for other venues in Wales, which is bilingual (in place since August 2020).