24 Sep 2020
People are being urged to download the government's official contact-tracing app following its official release. NHS Covid-19 instructs users to self-isolate for 14 days if it detects they were nearby someone who has the virus.
The app also has a check-in scanner to alert owners if a venue they have visited is found to be an outbreak hotspot.
Anyone aged 16 and over is being asked to install the app on to their smartphone. The app is available for smartphones only - not tablets, smartwatches or other devices.