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Covid-19 NHS app

The NHS Covid-19 contact tracing app can be downloaded via https://covid19.nhs.uk/

NHS Test and Trace App guidance has been circulated to you which should help alleviate any concerns or questions your staff may have. In summary, the guidance says:

  • healthcare workers are encouraged to download the NHS COVID-19 app to help the fight against coronavirus
  • healthcare workers should use the ‘pause’ contact-tracing function on the app when they are in healthcare buildings including hospitals and GP surgeries
  • healthcare workers are still able to use some of the app’s functionality while the app contact-tracing feature is paused, should they wish i.e. checking into canteens.

Please distribute the full guidance to your staff. Further questions on how healthcare workers can use the NHS COVID-19 app are answered on the NHS Test and Trace website. (Source: NHS England Primary Care Bulletin, 6th October 2020)

A smartphone screen with a mauve background and white text that says: "Know if you have been exposed to coronavirus". In the middle there is a green circle with a white tick in the middle with text that reads: "Your app is active and scanning".