The Department of Health and Social Care has announced that 'premises and venues across England must have a system in place to record the contact details of their customers, visitors and staff' in order to help stop the transmission of coronavirus (COVID-19). The data collection programme for premises and venues will be mandatory from 18 September 2020. Venues could be fined if they fail to take specific steps to collect contact information or take bookings for groups of more than six. The new rule will help NHS Test and Trace to 'effectively contact everyone who may have been exposed to the virus during an outbreak in these settings and to provide the appropriate public health advice'. Further details 'will be set out in the coming days' and will clarify the laying of regulations.