New tracing app to launch

Date : 15 September 2020

A smartphone app is a key element of the government’s plan to manage the impact of coronavirus (the others being testing and contact-tracing services)

The development of a robust and secure app has proven difficult. Following trials in the Isle of Wight and Newham (London), a new version will be launched on 24 September in England and Wales.

The app will log close contacts with others (based on time and proximity) allowing users to be alerted if they have come into contact with an active carrier of the disease.

Users will also be able to “check in” to venues, so they may be alerted if they have been to a location that is linked to multiple infections.

Businesses are being encouraged to ensure they have NHS QR code posters visible on entry for customers to check-in.

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A new Protect Scotland app launched recently. It is reported that more than 600,000 people have downloaded the app.

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