13 Aug 2020

NHS Test and Trace app

The Isle of Wight Council is very pleased to support the NHS Test and Trace app, which will be tested here on the Isle of Wight before a national rollout.

The project is led by the Department of Health and Social Care, and the Isle of Wight Council will be giving local support to the national team.

The feedback from the trial of the previous app has been used to create the new version, with the Isle of Wight providing valuable data for this process.

Island residents will receive a personal invitation to join in the trial by post. A new feature of the app will allow users to check in to participating venues and businesses anonymously, using their phones.

Businesses who want to join in will be able to download a unique QR code to display at entrances.

Dave Stewart, Leader of the Isle of Wight Council said: “Earlier this year, as part of the response to coronavirus, the Island took part in testing the first NHS COVID-19 app.

“As a direct result of our incredible, collective effort an improved app has been developed and now, we along with others are being asked to help test this app once again.

“We are starting to see our communities open up again, and a return to a more normal way of life.

“But coronavirus has not gone and until a vaccine or treatment is found, testing and contact tracing is the best way to stop the virus from spreading further. This app is another tool in our toolkit for helping to contain the virus.”

 

How to get a QR code: businesses and venues who want to participate can download their unique QR code poster here: http://gov.uk/create-coronavirus-qr-poster

Giving feedback on the app: the app team invites feedback on the app, and so all public feedback and enquiries about the app can go to covid19.nhs.uk

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  • Island residents will receive a personal invitation to join in the trial by post.
  • If you live on the Isle of Wight, you will receive a code delivered by post on or after Friday 14th August
 
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