What is the NHS test and trace app?

The NHS test and trace app for Covid-19 will be released on the 24 September.

The app has 6 key features that will help you and your community:

Trace - The app detects and logs other nearby users using unique IDs. You will then be notified if any of these users later test positive for Covid-19

Alert - You can check the app daily to see if your area has become a high risk area for Covid-19

Check-in - The app allows you to check into places you visit using QR codes, you will then be notified of any venues where you may have come into contact with Covid-19

Symptoms - You can use the app to check if your symptoms might be related to Covid-19

Test - The app will direct you to a website where you can book a test 

Isolate - If the app has advised you to isolate it provides a countdown timer, so you can keep track of your isolation period.

Further information can be found in the following documents:

Compatibility and accessibility

The app has been tested and is waiting for confirmation of AA compliance and works with both iOS and Android accessibility functions. The Accessibility statement for the app and related sites can be found on the NHS website.

You can request the above download guide in alternative formats by emailing [email protected].

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