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24.09.2020

Introducing the NHS Covid-19 App.

 

The NHS COVID-19 app is part of our large scale coronavirus (COVID-19) testing and contact tracing programme called the NHS Test and Trace service in England and the NHS Wales Test, Trace, Protect service in Wales.

The app will be used, alongside traditional contact tracing, to help notify users if they have come into contact with someone who tests positive for coronavirus. The app allows people to report symptoms, order a coronavirus test, check in to venues by scanning a QR code and it helps the NHS trace individuals that have coronavirus.

National effort NHS COVID-19 app Contact tracing Virus testing The app will help the NHS understand if the virus is spreading in a particular area, and so local authorities can respond quickly to stop it spreading further and save lives.

The app does this while protecting a user’s anonymity. Nobody, including the government, will know who or where a particular user is.

The NHS Covid-19 App has 6 key features.

  • Trace
  • Alert
  • Check-in
  • Symptoms
  • Test
  • Isolate

Full details of the app available here

Information for parents here

Download guide for Android here

Download guide for Apple  here 

Downloading and using the app will help to keep others safe and save lives. The NHS will be able to see where the Covid-19 virus is and how quickly it is spreading.

This will help them respond quickly and effectively to alert others who may have been in the area at the same time unknowingly. 

 

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