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Contact tracing

Post by Mississippi Bullfrog » Wed Jul 01, 2020 8:10 am

I know there are a few folks on here who know a thing or two about computers and the magic that makes them work. So maybe someone can offer some advice or suggestions please.

We have two rural churches in areas with no mobile signal or wifi. Churches will reopen this Sunday (5th July) and one of the regulations say we need to record the contact details of everyone who attends.

Using bits of paper and pens seems unwise as people are sharing things that have touched. I know some churches have used QR codes and smartphone apps. But....

A. Many of our older folk are not confident in using technology, many do have mobiles or internet. ie It would have to be done for them.
B. We have no mobile or wifi availibility on site.

So is it possible to use a QR code in these circumstances that is simple and reliable? If so, please explain on the assumption that the person having to put this into practice is an idiot.

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Re: Contact tracing

Post by SometimesSansEngine » Wed Jul 01, 2020 8:29 am

How would they get the QR code in the first place? Are you thinking of somehow printing it and getting it to them in advance?

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Re: Contact tracing

Post by husoi » Wed Jul 01, 2020 8:35 am

You can yes,

there are several phone apps that will generate a QR code and read them.
As long everyone attending can show you the code is should be very straightforward.
You then only need to save the data to an excel spreadsheet and you will have all the information you need.

The way the QR generator works is, you add all the information you want like name, address, phone number, etc. then just press generate code and you're done.
When reading the phone will translate the code to the information and can be saved.
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Re: Contact tracing

Post by Mississippi Bullfrog » Wed Jul 01, 2020 9:05 am

Thanks - that way suggests they show us a code, but many of our folk don't use mobiles. The system I've seen is that there is a code at the door they scan on the way in, or someone does it for them. The problem for us in rural areas is there is no mobile network or wifi so that system doesn't work.

I have a suspicion we're going to end up with a human being and a clipboard just collecting names and phone numbers. The only issue there is that the Government know this requirement isn't fully compliant with GDPR regulations so they are in the process of being revised.
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Re: Contact tracing

Post by Bender » Wed Jul 01, 2020 9:07 am

Could you not just register each household with a number, write the number down in a log. Old folk and new ideas often don't mix
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Re: Contact tracing

Post by husoi » Wed Jul 01, 2020 9:12 am

Once you have the code generated you don't need network coverage because the reading is with the camera.
In fact the whole thing can be generated without any coverage.
You can generate as many codes as you need on any device and just store it.
You will then have a code for "John", another code for "Chris"", "Dona", etc. all stored in the same phone.
You then just need a person at the door scanning the codes and saving the information.
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Re: Contact tracing

Post by TimR » Wed Jul 01, 2020 9:14 am

Ask people to prewrite their details on paper .
Have a box with a slot they can post it
Leave for 72 hours (period of time virus is believed to remain active on surfaces)
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Re: Contact tracing

Post by Stu » Wed Jul 01, 2020 9:15 am

Bender wrote:
Wed Jul 01, 2020 9:07 am
Could you not just register each household with a number, write the number down in a log. Old folk and new ideas often don't mix
:stupid:

Just a simple register would do

Take all contact details of everyone that visits and create a register of the days/weeks they have visited!

Bit like a school register

Keep it simple :)
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Re: Contact tracing

Post by bonio » Wed Jul 01, 2020 9:30 am

I like the register idea. Most of the people coming will be regulars, so you just need the sidesman to tick their name off on a sheet of paper. If someone's not on the list, they can give their address too.
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Re: Contact tracing

Post by Mississippi Bullfrog » Wed Jul 01, 2020 1:30 pm

I was talking with the landlord of the pub opposite, his regulars are pretty much the same as ours, so I think we will stick to something simple. I have reserved my seat for Saturday in the pub. No standing allowed apparently.
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