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Download the new NHS COVID-19 app now

Posted on: 28 September 2020

The NHS has released a new free app to help reduce the spread of Covid-19, and help us all protect each other. 

We are urging all Tower Hamlets residents and staff to download the NHS COVID-19 App and encourage others to download it as it's the simplest way to help protect your loved ones. It is a vital tool in the national fight against the virus. 

The NHS COVID-19 App is part of the large scale coronavirus (COVID-19) testing and contact tracing programme and will be used, alongside traditional contact tracing, to notify users if they come into contact with someone who later tests positive for coronavirus – helping to keep us all safer. 

The App alerts people at risk of coronavirus, asking them to isolate before they potentially pass the virus on to others as well as providing local area alerts and QR venue check-in. 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.  to be displayed at their entrance.

Remember, the app helps the NHS track the virus, not individuals. Any data shared with the app is held on your phone. Nobody, including the government, will know who or where you are, or have been. You can delete the app and all data at any time.