To help keep everyone safe, we have adopted the NHS Covid-19 App system with self-service check-in QR code posters in key locations around campus.

Students, staff and visitors to campus are encouraged to download and have available the NHS Covid-19 App to enable check-in at key locations.

Helping us all to support the NHS by reducing the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). Protect your loved ones. Download the app. Use it to check in to key locations on campus.

NHS Covid-19 App Features: Download NHS Guidance on Covid-19 App

  • Trace: Get alerted if you've been near other app users who have tested positive for coronavirus.
  • Alert: Lets you know the level of coronavirus risk in your postcode district.
  • Check-in: Get alerted if you have recently visited a venue where you may have come into contact with coronavirus.
  • Symptoms: Check if you have coronavirus symptoms and see if you need to order a free test.
  • Test: Helps you book a test and get your result quickly.
  • Isolate: Keep track of your self-isolation countdown and access relevant advice.

Students, Staff and Visitors should will need to use this app to check-in to key locations around campus such as library spaces, food outlets and university sports centre. Download guide on how to check in to a venue on campus.

When in one of these locations, just simply use the app to scan the QR code on posters in the area.


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Locations where you must use the NHS Covid-19 App to check-in include:

Augustine House Library (Separate check-in on each floor)
Salomons Library
Touchdown Cafés in Laud, Old Sessions House, Medway and SCR (staff).
The Lounge Bar and Kitchen (St Georges)
Atrium Café (Augustine House Library)
The Food Court (Anselm)
Chapel (Anselm)
University Sports Centre
Polo Farm Sports Facilities
Stodmarsh Playing Fields

Download guide on how to check in to a venue on campus.

Example QR code poster:

What If I am unable to use the NHS App?

If students, staff and visitors are unable to use the NHS App, for example if a mobile phone with the App is unavailable, details can be recorded from a computer or by staff in these areas on the Canterbury Christ Church University manual check-in form below:

Manual Check-in Form

NHS Covid-19 App

  • The app is developed with your privacy and security in mind.
  • Data is held on your own device
  • The app does not have access to your phone contacts or any other personal Information held on your phone. Your privacy and identity are totally secure.
  • Venue check-in data is held on your phone, including; time, date and venue.
  • The app automatically deletes your list of check-ins every 21 days.
  • If other people were at the same venue at the same time as you who later test positive you may receive an alert to let you know.

Manual Check-in Form – data storage

Any data the university collects for students, staff or visitors who are unable to use the NHS App via our manual form will be used solely for the purpose of supporting the NHS Test & Trace Service. With consent, we will pass on your details to the NHS if requested. Data is held for 21 days only.

Why do we need this manual check-in data?

By maintaining records of staff, students and visitors who are unable to use the NHS Covid-19 App and sharing these with NHS Test and Trace where requested, we can help identify people who may have been exposed to the virus. Containing outbreaks early is crucial to reduce the spread of Covid-19, protect the NHS and social care sector, and save lives. This will help to avoid the reintroduction of lockdown measures and support the country to return to, and maintain, a more normal way of life.

If you would like to opt-out of having any of your manually collected check-in data shared with the NHS, please either make it clear you do not wish for your manual data entry to be shared or complete the CCCU Contact Tracing Opt Out Form.

No, that’s it! Just remember to follow the government’s guidelines on Covid-19. These include:

  • Wash your hands regularly
  • Wear a face covering over your nose and mouth in enclosed spaces
  • Stay 2 metres apart from people you do not live with where possible, or 1 metre with extra precautions in place
  • For more information and the latest guidance, see: