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)