The guidance has been jointly produced by the British Beer and Pub
Association (BBPA), British Institute of Innkeeping (BII) and
UKHospitality. It aims to provide clarity to enable businesses to take
positive steps towards achieving the scheme’s public health objectives,
as well as businesses’ obligations and practical tips to implement a
The core principles of the scheme, its objectives and practical solutions are explained, including:
· What information should be recorded
· How the information should be recorded
· Relevant issues regarding GDPR.
In a joint statement, the trade bodies said: “There has been a
significant amount of interest from both businesses and customers about
the track and trace scheme and some confusion also.
“It is a core component of the safe reopening of businesses and it
is something that all venues are going to have to get to grips with.
This can help us to avoid a second spike and the disastrous consequences
that would entail, for society and business.
“This guidance provides clear instructions to businesses on their
obligations and reminds them why it is important that they make a
success of the scheme. It is in the interests of everyone in the country
that we all understand our role in the scheme and its importance in the
context of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Businesses are urged to read the guidance thoroughly and ensure
that they have the proper procedures in place before they reopen their
doors to customers. If they are unsure abut any element, they should
contact their trade association immediately.”