QR code venue check-ins will be added to NHS COVID-19 app

QR code venue check-ins - NHS COVID-19 app

The contact tracing application in England and Wales will soon request more shared details with positive test. The NHS COVID-19 app’s recent updates have started adding QR code venue check-ins to the requested information for sharing upon the receipt of a positive coronavirus test. The update was added to the application before the nations re-opened their stores on April 12. The purpose of the additional sharing of QR code venue check-ins in the case of a positive COVID-19 test result is that authorities want to be able to notify other…

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iZettle rolls out POS QR codes for British merchants

POS QR Codes - payment via QR code

The PayPal-owned business introduced the mobile payments options in the United Kingdom. PayPal has launched new POS QR codes for mobile payments through the iZettle app. The idea is to make it easier to achieve contactless, secure transactions in the United Kingdom in the midst of restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The new quick response code-based point of sale option provides small businesses with new options. “Small businesses need access to commerce tools that help them sell securely and meet their customers wherever they are — in-store, online and…

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Vaccination QR codes could be issued to UK residents who get the shot

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The quick response codes could help to let businesses know who has had the COVID vaccine. Among many strategies considered in the United Kingdom includes vaccination QR codes. These would make it possible for people who one day get the COVID-19 vaccine to be able to display a barcode to prove it. The idea is to show proof of vaccine receipt for people who want to attend public events again. At the moment, the vaccination QR codes are nothing more than one of a large number of ideas that have…

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eBay QR code cashless payments part of retail experiment in the UK

eBay QR Code - eBay box

eBay has opened a brick and mortar concept store in Wolverhampton. The first of its kind physical store in the UK offers wares from 40 small, local businesses. Instead of exchanging cash to buy goods, shoppers simply scan an eBay QR code available from the seller to make their purchase. The concept store is designed to test how physical and online retail might function together. This isn’t the first time that the company has opened a pop-up retail location with eBay QR codes, but it is the first time it…

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QR codes are getting into politics by engaging voters

QR codes ballot papers

These quick response codes will now be added to the ballot paper in the European Elections this year. It is far from rare, nowadays, to see QR codes here and there, including on poster and billboard ads, as well as on bus stops and on food packaging, but now they are being used in an entirely new way for the European Elections this year. A South East standing party in the 2014 elections will have the barcodes added to the ballot paper. This is the first time that QR codes…

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