Scottish hospitality sector can turn to Yoello for test and trace technology ahead of Friday’s deadline

Press Release

Following the news that from Friday 14 August it will be mandatory for Scottish operators to collect customer contact details for test and trace, mobile ordering platform Yoello has confirmed that it offers a free and fully regulated test and trace tool as part of its service. The new laws were introduced following a Covid outbreak in Aberdeen.


The only FCA-accredited mobile ordering and payment platform runs a simple and secure ordering set-up that allows customers to order food and drink safely, without staff contact, physical menus or queuing. 


Currently 248 venues across the UK are using Yoello’s free Test and Trace platform, with more joining every day. So far, around 15,000 visitor registrations have been processed, with Cardiff’s first local authority-backed, tech-powered food court, The Castle Quarter Café, having already reached 1,000 registrations since going live just over a week ago.


Yoello’s Test & Trace tool is free to use and securely holds customer data for 21 days. All the necessary technology and equipment is provided – all that customers need to do is scan a QR to safely share their data. Yoello will also ensure that operators are compliant with data protection law. 


Sina Yamani, CEO of Yoello, said: “These new rules from the Scottish government place an added but necessary pressure on its hospitality sector to keep track of who its customers are in order to act swiftly if a reported case of Covid-19 occurs at their venue. We’re proud that Yoello’s system can step up to support these vulnerable businesses at no added cost, allowing operators to focus on running their business.


“We’re pleased to say that we’ve yet to have any incidents of an outbreak where customers have had to be contacted. This could be because the venues that are taking Test and Trace seriously are also taking other steps like social distancing seriously as well and doing their bit to ensure everyone is kept as safe as possible.”


To begin collecting customer data via Yoello, operators can sign up for free here yoello.com/test-trace-merchant-sign-up

Written by William Murray PR

August 12, 2020

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