NHS COVID-19

Categories: Covid, NHS services

Free

Protect your loved ones with the official NHS COVID-19 contact tracing app for England and Wales.

It's the fastest way of knowing when you're at risk from coronavirus (COVID-19). The quicker you know, the quicker you can alert your loved ones, and your community. 

The more of us that use it, the better we can control coronavirus.

Protect your loved ones. Please download the app.

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Who is it suitable for?

Anyone aged 16 or over who lives in England or Wales can use the NHS COVID-19 app.

How does it work?

The NHS COVID-19 app has been built in collaboration with some of the most innovative organisations in the world.

We've worked with medical experts, privacy groups and at-risk communities. And we've shared knowledge with the teams working on similar apps in many countries.

The app runs on proven software developed by Apple and Google, designed so that nobody will know who or where you are. And you can delete your data, or the app, at any time.

It has a number of features:

  • Trace: find out when you've been near other app users who have tested positive for coronavirus.
  • Alert: lets you know the level of coronavirus risk in your postcode district.
  • Check-in: get alerted if you've visited a venue where you may have come into contact with coronavirus, using a simple QR code scanner. No more form filling.
  • Symptoms: check if you have coronavirus symptoms and see if you need to order a test.
  • Test: helps you order a test if you need to.
  • Isolate: keep track of your self-isolation countdown and access relevant advice.

The app is available in the following languages:

  • English
  • Welsh
  • Bengali
  • Urdu
  • Gujarati
  • Punjabi (Gurmukhi script)
  • Chinese (Simplified)
  • Romanian
  • Turkish
  • Arabic (Modern Standard)
  • Polish
  • Somali

Additional languages and refinements will follow.

Report an issue

You can contact the developer directly to report an issue or if you have any questions about this product.

How do I access it?

The NHS COVID-19 app is free to download from the App Store and Google Play.

Page last reviewed: 23/09/2020
Next review due: 23/09/2023

Disclaimer

The app developer is solely responsible for their app's advertisement, compliance and fitness for purpose. Unless stated otherwise, apps are not supplied by the NHS, and the NHS is not liable for their use.

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NHS here stands for NHS Digital, NHS England, Department of Health and Social Care, Public Health England, NICE, MHRA, CQC, GPs and any other health professionals undertaking NHS-funded care. See full disclaimer