JD Wetherspoon has received 5,742,125 track and trace check ins across its UK and Ireland estate in just one month.

From Monday 3 August to Sunday 6 September, nearly 6 million visits were recorded as customers scanned a QR code upon entering each pub, at stations within the site, or filled in a form.

The business has only required one person per group to register, stating how many others are in their group, and has found group size to be around three people on average.

“As the weeks have gone by, trade and registrations have increased,” said chairman Tim Martin. “There were approximately 1.5 million registrations in the past seven days. Since there are three customers per group, approximately 4.5 million visitors to our pubs are contactable through the test-and-trace system for last week.

“People are intelligent and, if you explain a system that’s for their own good and for the good of family, friends and the public, generally, they will co-operate.”