New COVID-19 app launchingPublished: 24/09/2020
The government is launching a new NHS COVID-19 app to help monitor the spread of COVID-19.
Everyone is being encouraged to download the app and use it to ‘check in’ when they visit places where people gather, such as pubs, restaurants, hairdressers, leisure centres, museums, or places of worship.
By checking in the app will record where you were and when and can then alert you if someone there at the same time tests positive for COVID-19.
The app will officially launch today, when it will be a legal requirement for businesses to display QR code posters that you can scan through the app.