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    Quote Originally Posted by sheffield hatter View Post
    You got all the horses right? (Just a wild stab in the dark.)
    I did not see any answers after the quiz so don't know what was right or wrong.Do follow the horses but don't bet.More likely that I knew the beer names as its my specialist subject

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    I've not downloaded the NHS App yet, and am unsure how to use it,or use a QR code.Anyway, I doubt if my phone is new enough. I'm even less willing to use it,having read about sale of information to third parties. I'm happier to scrawl on a scrap of paper that will be destroyed in three weeks.
    As it happens, I have not been encouraged to use the App, in a pub or anywhere else. Quite often, the scraps of paper are not proffered, either.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wittenden View Post
    I've not downloaded the NHS App yet, and am unsure how to use it,or use a QR code.Anyway, I doubt if my phone is new enough. I'm even less willing to use it,having read about sale of information to third parties. I'm happier to scrawl on a scrap of paper that will be destroyed in three weeks.
    As it happens, I have not been encouraged to use the App, in a pub or anywhere else. Quite often, the scraps of paper are not proffered, either.
    So far only one place has refused to serve me due to lack of the app, though luckily one of our party had it so was able to sign me in as well. My old phone doesn't have the capacity for the app, and I refuse to buy a new one on principle.
    'Beer is for all day, not just for breakfast'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wittenden View Post
    I've not downloaded the NHS App yet, and am unsure how to use it,or use a QR code.Anyway, I doubt if my phone is new enough. I'm even less willing to use it,having read about sale of information to third parties.
    The app is by far the easiest I've used, but it seems that some gormless pubs don't have the NHS QR matrix codes up. I've not heard anything about the sale of information, the Government wanting everyone to upload it so quelling fears of information sale by not allowing it; there's very little information anyway.
    As it happens, I was due to upgrade the contract on my obsolete four-and-a-half-year-old phone, so got this. It's very nice, especially the capacity to do AR and it's the cheapest model too.

    Quote Originally Posted by ETA View Post
    ...luckily one of our party had it so was able to sign me in as well. My old phone doesn't have the capacity for the app...
    This presupposes that your tech-savvy friend informs you when he gets a warning. I got a fleeting message saying that I'd been in a plague pit, but the message disappeared before I could read it and I can't find it, so don't know to what venue it relates or when, which isn't good.
    There's a list here citing all compatible phones.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tris39 View Post
    ...I got a fleeting message saying that I'd been in a plague pit, but the message disappeared before I could read it and I can't find it, so don't know to what venue it relates or when, which isn't good...
    I get those too but I believe it's just some sort of housekeeping message rather than a warning or notification. Any notification would (hopefully) be more substantial, hard to tell as the number of notifications sent out about infections in pubs is ...............err 1. (AFAIK)
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    Quote Originally Posted by oldboots View Post
    I get those too but I believe it's just some sort of housekeeping message rather than a warning or notification. Any notification would (hopefully) be more substantial, hard to tell as the number of notifications sent out about infections in pubs is ...............err 1. (AFAIK)
    Perhaps the plague is rampant where you live. When I access the app it tells me that the risk is Medium in my area, but I rarely go out in my area. When I'm in other boroughs - let alone postcodes - it doesn't recognise that I'm in a different area so the threat level remains unchanged.

    I don't recall giving anything other than my postcode and phone number - there's nothing in my humdrum life which could possibly appeal to third parties.
    But I refuse to give my bank details to pubco apps which have a 'pay as you order' system.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tris39 View Post
    Perhaps the plague is rampant where you live. When I access the app it tells me that the risk is Medium in my area, but I rarely go out in my area. When I'm in other boroughs - let alone postcodes - it doesn't recognise that I'm in a different area so the threat level remains unchanged.
    That's a missing feature of the NHS app which they are supposedly going to add.

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    A fairly shoddy piece or perhaps an illustration of how "journalism" works, it's trying to suggest this is about the NHS app but doesn't actually say that, it doesn't name names or present any evidence just the supposition of "experts" whose bias and agenda are unknown to us. More of a surprise than the fact that people don't read Ts & Cs is that they continue to believe internet balls.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tris39 View Post
    Perhaps the plague is rampant where you live. When I access the app it tells me that the risk is Medium in my area, but I rarely go out in my area. When I'm in other boroughs - let alone postcodes - it doesn't recognise that I'm in a different area so the threat level remains unchanged.
    It probably does recognise when you're in a different area it just doesn't tell you, the risk level shown is always for the postcode you registered with. My area is medium as well but nearby are Leeds, York, Teesside all of which have high levels of cases and are likely to go Tier 3 once the Government has twisted their arms.


    Quote Originally Posted by Tris39 View Post
    I don't recall giving anything other than my postcode and phone number - there's nothing in my humdrum life which could possibly appeal to third parties.
    But I refuse to give my bank details to pubco apps which have a 'pay as you order' system.
    I wouldn't use any of the pubco apps, partly because of what the article is about, also it would be more effective and efficient if everyone used only the NHS app as then there would be a better chance of identifying as many contacts as possible.
    Drink drink, whoever you may be,
    we are the drunk and disorderly,
    and we’ll drink more beer wherever we may be,
    and we’ll meet you all in a pub said he.

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