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Isle of Wight users get to grips with Covid 19 tracing app

Written by on May 8, 2020

Isle of Wight users get to grips with Covid-19 tracing app

It’s hoped that it will be rolled out across the UK

Isle of Wight residents have been getting their hands on the NHS coronavirus contact tracing app, as the island plays the role of guinea pig to the technology which is hoped to enable at least a partial return to normal life.

Homes across the island were sent welcome packs on Thursday about how to download and use the app as it was made available to the local public for the first time.

Users of the app are asked to input their postcode and address and to agree to its terms and conditions before its homepage asks how they are feeling.

The app uses Bluetooth to detect when the phone has been near another owned by someone reporting symptoms of Covid-19, sending a notification to the user and offering them advice on what to do to prevent spreading the disease.

Published: by Radio NewsHub