UK government to dump the NHS Track and Trace QR codes

NHS Track and Trace - NHS COVID-19 app

The government is reportedly thinking of scrapping the quick response code venue sign-ins. According to many media reports, the UK government is thinking about eliminating the use of the NHS Track and Trace app QR codes from restaurants, bars and other venues. If the reports are corrected, this layer of COVID-19 restrictions in England will end July 19th. The report about the removal of the NHS Track and Trace QR code cessation arrives following British Beer and Pub Association chef executive Emma McClarkin’s statement that pubs were “closing or greatly…

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Pageloot school QR codes aim to boost virtual classroom convenience

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The company from Estonia hopes the barcodes will make digital classes easier while reducing fraud risk. Pageloot, a barcode generator business from Estonia, has launched new school QR codes designed specifically for use by digital and online classrooms. The pandemic has sent many classes online, but security complaints have been highly concerning. The number of complaints regarding classroom breaches rose substantially over the last while in Estonia. According to Pageloot, school QR codes are the solution to this problem while being both easy and affordable. The barcodes are designed for…

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Cardknox launches contactless QR code payments

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As the popularity of using smartphones and zero-contact grows, so do the number of services offering it. Using contactless QR code payments at points of sale has become quite commonplace over the last year and a half as businesses and consumers seek ways to transact without touching equipment. Cardknox Development has now announced that its app has become quick response code compatible. As a result, software developers seeking to add contactless QR code payments to their apps will have the means to do so. The Cardknox API makes it possible…

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Brij rolls out new one-touch QR code product registration

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The platform will also make it possible to use the quick response barcode for reorders. Brij is a platform that works to bring together physical goods with digital experiences has launched a new one-touch QR code product registration and reorder feature. The platform’s new barcode features are meant to simplify these otherwise clunky processes. Brands using this platform are able to create customized experiences to offer through their products. These can now be accessed through QR code product registration. When customers scan the quick response code on the item or…

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QR code magnets to help police in crime prevention

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The Pittston City Police Department is encouraging scans to report crimes around the community. A local police department in Pittston City, Pennsylvania, is using QR code magnets as a part of a new community engagement project. The goal is to encourage community members to work with law enforcement to prevent crime. The QR code magnets have been distributed to make it easy for community members to scan the barcode to initiate anonymous tips to police. In this way, people can report crimes that have already happened, or can give police…

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