Under the new law, "The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Collection of Contact Details etc. and Related Requirements) Regulations 2020," UK citizens that want to use bars, cafés, pubs, restaurants, and even workplace cafeterias, from today, will be legally required to hand over several pieces of personal information to enter.
This personal information includes their name, contact information (which can include a phone number, email address, or postal address), and the date and time they entered the premises. If people want to enter as part of a group, they'll also have to provide details of how many people are in their group.
Additionally, the law lists other businesses that are legally required to display QR codes or collect personal information from those that don't scan QR codes. including "leisure and tourism services" (such as casinos, clubs providing sporting activities, hotels, leisure centres, swimming pools, music recording studios that are open to the public, and public libraries) and "close physical contact services" (such as barbers, beauticians, dress fitters, hairdressers, nail bars and salons, skin and body piercing services, tailors, sports and massage therapists, and tattooists), and "services provided for social, cultural and recreational purposes" (such as community centres and village halls).
However, these other businesses have an exemption to the legal requirement to refuse entry. Well at least there's some good news in there. My public library won't be able to 'bar' me when I go in next week to photocopy my protest leaflets. 😊