26th August 2020

Caithness Chamber of Commerce’s new Test and Protect service, #ProtectNorthHighlands, goes live today (26 August) across Caithness and Sutherland. Offering a simple, secure way for businesses to store customer data in line with Scottish Government’s requirements for Test and Protect, the service is free to all businesses across the region thanks to the generous support of Highlands and Islands Enterprise.

Expressions of interest have already been received from a range of businesses across the North Highlands, and the service has been undergoing a period of soft launch testing with hospitality businesses in Wick, Thurso and John O’Groats.

Although aimed primarily at tourism and hospitality businesses, the service is open to any business which may need to provide Test and Protect data to NHS and wants an easy and secure way of collecting this. Businesses can check the number of logins on their dashboard and download a support package of QR codes, posters and flyers. They can also manually check-in guests who do not have a smartphone.

Designed and built entirely in the Highlands by Cairngorm Studios, Grantown-on-Spey, in conjunction with Cairngorms Business Partnership Ltd, this web-based service is being rolled out by Chambers of Commerce across Scotland, ensuring a continuity of experience for visitors at participating venues across the country.

Businesses interested in using the service can sign up free at protect.caithnesschamber.com or email protect@caithnesschamber.com to find out more. The Chamber team will be on hand to guide them through the signup process and to get them set up and running with everything they need to offer their customers a simple, secure check-in process.

Andrew Mackay, Owner, The Caithness Collection, said:

“This new service will be invaluable to businesses across the North Highlands which are struggling to get to grips with Scottish Government’s new requirements for Test and Protect. Ensuring customer safety is our first priority and we’re delighted that the Chamber is able to provide us with a free and simple solution to enable this. I would encourage any business which is looking for a way to check customers in and out quickly and securely to contact the Chamber to find out more.”

Learn more about the #ProtectNorthHighlands service on it’s dedicated page here. Please note the service is open to all businesses, not just members of Caithness Chamber.

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