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NHS Covid 19 contact tracing app available on iOS and Google Play (See thread)
Refreshed 28th Sep (Posted 23rd Sep)
You can download the NHS COVID-19 app now. I have just done
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, just enter the first part of your post code and it will display low to high risk that your area might be with the virus.
, scan a code at most venues you visit with this QR scanner and it will alert you to any positive cases in that venue during your visit
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, if you've tested positive for the virus this is a great way to alert the tracers who will then alert anyone who might have come in contact with you.
If your a venue owner and want to have a QR code for the app you can apply for one here:
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The new NHS COVID-19 app is the Official NHS contact tracing app for England and Wales
It is the fastest way of knowing when you’re at risk from Coronavirus. The quicker you know, the quicker you can alert your loved ones, and your community.
The more of us that use it, the better we can control coronavirus.
The app runs on proven software developed by Apple and Google, designed so that nobody will know who or where you are. And you can delete your data, or the app, at any time.
It has a number of features:
- Trace: Find out when you’ve been near other app users who have tested positive for coronavirus
- Alert: Lets you know the level of coronavirus risk in your postcode district.
- Check-in: Get alerted if you have visited a venue where you may have come into contact with coronavirus, using a simple QR code scanner. No more form filling.
- Symptoms: Check if you have coronavirus symptoms and see if you need to order a test.
- Test: Helps you order a test if you need to.
- Isolate: Keep track of your self-isolation countdown and access relevant advice.
Available in English, Welsh, Bengali, Urdu, Gujarati, Punjabi (Gurmukhi script), Chinese (Simplified), Romanian, Turkish and Arabic (Modern Standard). Additional languages and refinements will follow.
The app has been built in collaboration with some of the most innovative organisations in the world. We have worked with medical experts, privacy groups, at-risk communities and we’ve shared knowledge with the teams working on similar apps in many countries.
Protect your loved ones. Please download the app.
What the app does
Trace Get alerted if you’ve been near other app users who have tested positive for coronavirus.
Alert Lets you know the level of coronavirus risk in your postcode district.
Check-in Get alerted if you have visited a venue where you may have come into contact with coronavirus.
Symptoms Check if you have coronavirus symptoms and see if you need to order a free test.
Test Helps you book a test and get your result.
Isolate Keep track of your self-isolation countdown and access relevant advice.
The Protect Scotland app from NHS Scotland
The Protect Scotland app from NHS Scotland’s Test and Protect is a free, mobile phone app designed to help us protect each other and reduce the spread of coronavirus.
The app will alert you if you have been in close contact with another app user who tests positive for coronavirus. And if you test positive, it can help in determining contacts that you may have otherwise missed while keeping your information private and anonymous.
Using the Protect Scotland app, along with sticking to current public health measures, will help us to stay safe when we meet up, socialise, work or travel.
As we see the rate of infection start to rise, it is important that we all download and use the Protect Scotland app to help stop the spread of coronavirus.
Google Play App
For Northern Ireland:
Coronavirus (COVID-19): StopCOVID NI Proximity App
About the StopCOVID NI Proximity App
Manual contact tracing involves calling people who have had a positive COVID-19 test, to try to find out who they might have passed it on to. They will be asked about people they recently have been close to (2 metres or less) for long enough (15 minutes or more) to have passed on the infection.
This helps identify people you know, to advise them to self-isolate, breaking chains of transmission, and slowing the spread of the virus.
The App has been designed to assist in stopping the spread of Covid-19 in Northern Ireland, by anonymously contacting people who have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19.
It will help contact people you don’t know, that would not be warned by the manual contact tracing process, that they might be infected.
At present, the app does not link to the contact tracing service directly. Once someone has a positive test, manual contact tracing will be initiated. It will operate in parallel, encouraging ‘high risk’ contacts that might have been missed otherwise, to get tested
STOPCOVID NI 'easy explainer' guideThere is an 'easy explainer' guide, which outlines information about how the app works, how to download it and how it protects your data, that is available as PDF to download:
STOPCOVID NI application: 'easy explainer' guide
The app is available, free of charge, from both the Apple App store and the Google Play store:
Download the app for an Apple device from the
Apple App store
Download the app for an android device from the
Google Play store
*** If after installing you get the message "currently in testing phase & for NHS workers & first responders for Isle of Wight & Newham", this is a previous version of the app, you either need to update it, or just uninstall then reinstall for it to work. ***
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