Contact-tracing in our libraries.


Contact-tracing in our libraries.

A person using a mobile phone app

In line with the latest University Covid-19 guidance, we are continuing to make use of contact-tracing in our libraries. The NHS Covid-19 contact-tracing app will be familiar to most. It uses Bluetooth technology to track time and distance between smartphone devices. It offers QR code check-in capability, allows users to book a free test and has an isolation countdown timer to remind people to quarantine.

If you have an Apple phone, you can download the app from the Apple App Store. If you have an Android phone, you can download it from Google Play.

For more help on downloading and using the app, see the NHS guides:

How does it work in our libraries?

Within Augustine House you will see the NHS contact-tracing QR codes throughout the building. We have a different QR code to scan on each floor of the Library. You only need to scan a code on the floor where you will be mostly based during your visit. If you are using a bookable group study room, you will need to scan the unique code within the study room itself. If you’re visiting Augustine House to get help from one of the support desks or to borrow and return items, just scan a QR code on the ground floor.

All catering venues require their own QR code, so you will need to use a QR code sited within the Atrium café when you are there.

If you visit the Salomons Institute library you will need to scan one of the QR codes available throughout the Library.

Please visit the Drill Hall Library website for up to date Covid-19 information

What if I can’t make use of QR codes?

If for any reason you are unable to use the NHS Covid-19 app, please use our online form instead. On the online form you can select the appropriate floor of Augustine House Library, Augustine House Atrium café or Salomons Library.

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