Glasgow firm launches contact tracing app for businesses

A Glasgow firm has launched a new app designed to help businesses open safely and meet all government guidelines.

SAFE2GO, developed by Hamill Digital Healthcare, is designed to allow visitors to any venue the chance to provide contact details ‘quickly, easily and securely’. MD Louise Hamill has more than a decade’s experience working as a doctor in NHS Hospitals. She believes the app can help provide crucial support to NHS contact tracers.

Venues where people come into close contact have been given guidance to collect visitor contact details as well as arrival and departure times in a secure way which meets data protection (GDPR) regulations.

Louise Hamill said, “My experience as a doctor gives me a real appreciation for the service the NHS provides and insight into the challenges it faces. We developed this app to provide a solution which will support NHS contact tracers and allow businesses to operate safely by recording personal data and visit times.

“SAFE2GO saves staff time and removes the headache and burden involved in data protection regulations as the business never has access to the personal details which are recorded. Additionally, visitors are given the reassurance that they are visiting a venue which is being proactive about contact tracing and being responsible with their personal data.”

SAFE2GO gives businesses a way to allow visitors to log contact details by scanning a displayed QR code. This personal data is then encrypted and stored in a cloud-based system before being automatically deleted after a maximum of 21 days. If required, businesses can make the encrypted data instantly available for NHS contact tracers.

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