Test & Trace In Wimbledon: What You Need To Know
Following the recent government announcements around Test and Trace, we’ve put together a guide for what you need to know when visiting Wimbledon Town Centre.
Many businesses have reopened safely and remember that our town is cleaned regularly, with hand sanitisation stations available in most shops, restaurants, Centre Court Shopping Centre, on The Piazza and Station forecourt. Please adhere to the ‘Rule of Six’ regulations and continue to support local businesses to keep our community going #LoveWimbledon.
From Thursday 24th September:
- You will be legally required to provide your details via the new NHS Test and Trace app or manually when visiting businesses within the hospitality, close-contact and leisure sector (details below).
- Pubs, bars, restaurants and cafés (including takeaway), will close at 10pm – delivery is available after 10pm.
- Pubs, bars, restaurants and cafés must operate table-service only.
- You must wear a face mask when visiting pubs, bars, restaurants and cafés (indoors), except when seated at a table to eat or drink.
Test and Trace in Wimbledon: What you need to know
From Thursday 24th September, if you are visiting the following businesses in Wimbledon, you will be legally required to provide your details to the venue for the NHS Test and Trace service manually OR by ‘checking-in’ to the Test and Trace app via scanning a QR code:
All customers are required to provide their name and phone number. If there is more than one person in your group, only the ‘lead’ customer should provide a contact number. This does not apply if you are visiting a business for a grab and go/takeaway service.
How does it work?
Any business within the hospitality, close-contact and leisure sector must display a QR code to assist with the implementation of the new NHS Test and Trace app.
The app allows you to report symptoms, order a coronavirus test, check in to venues by scanning a QR code and it helps the NHS trace individuals that may have coronavirus. The app will help the NHS understand if the virus is spreading in a particular area, and so local authorities can respond quickly to stop it spreading further and save lives.
You can download the app for free via the App Store on any Apple phone or via Google Play Store on Android. For further information on how to do this, click here.
This is a secure way for you to ‘check-in’ as all data remains on your phone and you can delete the data (or the entire app) at any time. Businesses or the NHS will NOT receive any data about customers and nobody (including the government) will be able to know who or where a particular user is.
For more information about the app, features and frequently asked questions, click here.
Help us all to support the NHS and protect our loved ones, by reducing the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). Download the app today.
The app is available in 10 different languages.
‘Rule of Six’
In line with government guidance, when visiting our restaurants and bars in Wimbledon Town Centre, you are able to book tables for up to a maximum of 6 people (including children and babies). We also ask that when visiting the town, you do this in groups of no larger than six and adhere to social distancing measures. Hand sanitisation stations are set up in Wimbledon Station and on The Piazza.
Remember that as the situation and guidance surrounding Covid-19 evolves, our businesses are having to adapt swiftly and appropriately, to keep you safe when visiting their premises. So please show understanding and respect for their new ways of working and #LoveLocal this autumn.