The NHS COVID-19 app is no longer in use and the Isle of Wight trial has now ended. This is archived information from 18 June 2020. If you still have the app, please uninstall it.
Adopting a 'centralised' approach will ensure we are able to react quickly to changes in scientific advice and let people know rapidly if they are at risk from contracting coronavirus.
Our approach is similar to that followed by Australia, France, Italy, Norway, and Singapore among others. These countries have made similar technology choices, such as Bluetooth Low Energy, and have a proximity cascade solution.
We continue to work with Apple and Google to deliver the NHS COVID-19 app, and firmly believe that this evidence based approach is the best solution for protecting the NHS and saving lives.