As previously reported by Island Echo, Island residents are being encouraged to support the nation by being part of the next phase of the Government’s Test & Trace Programme. The app officially went live this morning (Thursday) but it has been available since Tuesday afternoon.
To download the app, simply visit >> covid19.nhs.uk << on your mobile browser.
So far, 28 people have said they have developed symptoms of coronavirus and have reported it through the app.
Bob Seely MP has hailed the Island’s ‘extremely strong’ response to the new contact tracing app and is encouraging more people to download it. He’s said:
“The response so far has been amazing, individuals, companies and organisations have really rallied round to support this project. I would like to thank everyone who has supported it so far and urge anyone who hasn’t to do so immediately.
“Around 40,000 letters have gone out today with more following. Every Island household should receive their letter by Monday.
“We have the chance to be part of history and to help lead the country out of this wretched period. The UK is watching so let’s continue to rise to the challenge.
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“There may be glitches, but that’s the point of a pilot. We can help shape the app and make it the best it can be. If you have any feedback about the app, please email me so that I can pass this on to the team developing this app.”
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