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If it’s identified that people with coronavirus (COVID-19) have been to a venue, it may be decided that anyone who was at that venue on the same date will get an alert. This is so people know that they may have been at risk and whether they should book a test. The name of the venue will not be revealed. Read more about what this alert will say.

A venue alert is only triggered if certain criteria are met that indicate people may have been exposed to coronavirus when they were there. These have been determined by public health experts. They include the type of venue and the number of coronavirus cases within a certain period. Alerts will generally only be sent for outbreaks that happened in the last 7 days.

Your NHS COVID-19 app will keep information about which venues you've checked into for 21 days. Venue check-ins do not leave your phone. All location matching happens on your phone.