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13 August 2020 • Sarah Medcraf

Moray Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with Visit Moray Speyside, has launched a free data collection app for the Moray business community called Check & Protect. The platform allows businesses in the area to securely check in their customers and collect data in line with official guidelines to support the Scottish Government Test & Protect Programme.

Originally developed for use by Cairngorms Business Partnership, the app enables customers and visitors to check into multiple venues with one simple sign-on. The web-based dashboard allows businesses to access check-in data by venue, date and time if the data is requested by NHS Scotland Test and Protect.

Visitor data, which automatically expires after 21 days, is held centrally by the Destination Management Organisation (Visit Moray Speyside) so visitors have confidence and individual businesses don't need to worry about data protection. Businesses can check the number of logins on their dashboard and download the support package of QR codes, posters and flyers. Businesses can also manually check-in guests who do not have a smartphone.

The launch of the app is just one of the elements of a campaign by Moray Chamber to support the business community ‘Open with Confidence’ and complements work being done by Visit Moray Speyside to help Moray’s tourism industry recover.

Sarah Medcraf, Chief Executive of Moray Chamber of Commerce, said: “The launch of Check & Protect is for visitors, residents and businesses to easily and quickly capture data required by the Scottish Government. Importantly, it is free to sign up for every business in Moray and is designed to help businesses across the region ore-open and operate as safely as possible.

“The app is part of our campaign to help the area ‘Open with Confidence’ with a programme of support services for the local community to enable both new and existing members to work collaboratively.

“We recently surveyed over 500 locals and the results highlighted optimism about the reopening of Moray. However, the same survey showed that over half of the public are wary about welcoming visitors back. With the app we hope to increase confidence levels and encourage people to welcome visitors back to our region.”

For more information about Moray Chamber of Commerce, the Check & Connect app and other support services offered, please visit

Click here to register for the APP

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