Over the last few weeks, Newham has been piloting the new NHS Test and Trace App. Between now and national roll out, Newham residents can still download the App using the codes they received in the mail. From the 24 September, codes will no longer be needed to download and use the app. For businesses, QR codes can still be downloaded and used by visiting the GOV.UK website.
The NHS Test and Trace app has been designed to work alongside traditional contact tracing services and testing, to help people to understand if they are at risk of infection so they can take action to protect themselves and their communities. It uses the latest in security technology and is designed with user privacy in mind so it tracks the virus, not people.
Mayor of Newham, Rokhsana Fiaz said; “We know that Newham has seen some of the most significant impacts of Covid-19 due to the health inequalities and vulnerabilities in our communities.
“With the threat of Covid-19 still with us, it’s vital we support our residents to keep safe and help others. The app is a welcomed addition to all the measures that our public health team have put in place working closely with our local health partners.
“With its easy to use features, the app will be available in different languages and comes with the assurance that personal data stays with the user so that people’s privacy is protected.”
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For more information, visit the NHS Test and Trace app website.