NHS Test and Trace App is now live

The NHS Test and Trace app is finally live after months of set backs. You can download the app on to any smartphone, the app is currently not available on other devices such as tablets or smart watches or older smartphones. You can download the app and the Apple App store or Android Playstore.

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How does the NHS Test and trace app work?

The NHS Test and Trace app uses a track and trace framework developed by Apple and Google. The Track and Trace framework is designed to protect users privacy and will never share a users identity or location with authorities. The app uses anonymous Bluetooth keys to connect with smartphones near by, if the app detects anyone you have been close to tests positive for coronavirus the app will give you an alert telling you to self isolate for 14 days.

The NHS Test and Trace app also lets you check in to venues with a QR scanner, when entering a venue simply scan the code at the venue once scanned you will be anonymously checked in to the venue and alerted if any attendees test positive for coronavirus.

The NHS Test and Trace app lets you track symptoms, if you develop any of the symptoms for coronavirus enter your symptoms in the symptom tracker and the app will alert anyone who has been in close contact to isolate for 8 days. The App gives you advice on how to self isolate as well as offering a countdown timer so you can manage your isolation time.

The NHS app also tells you the risk level in your area with three risk levels low, medium and high.