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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.

The NHS COVID-19 app asks an app user for their postal district when they download it in order to understand the geographical distribution of:

  • App uptake
  • Reported symptoms of coronavirus
  • Potential transmission events

This data will be used to understand both where the virus is spreading, and how fast it is spreading in different locations. This information could be used to, for example, coordinate local responses - be it by increased provisioning at the local NHS Trust or deploying more Test and Trace resources.