Households across the Isle of Wight are starting to receive a letter from the Department of Health and Social Care inviting Islanders to participate in a survey about the NHS COVID-19 contact tracing app.
The letter is being sent out by NatCen Social Research and has been confirmed as genuine. Letters are addressed to the ‘legal occupier’.
The survey can be completed online using the access code provided within the official letter. It takes around 15 minutes to complete and is entirely confidential.
Information provided will help the Government to understand how successful the new app has been and the findings will be used to develop the country’s approach to tackling the spread of COVID-19.
Bob Seely MP is encouraging all Islanders (aged 16 and over) who receive the letter to take part, irrespective of whether they have used the app.
“Feedback provided in the survey will help the app development team to make this app the best it can be. I encourage all Islanders who have the letter to complete the short online survey, or there is a freephone number if people prefer.
“The Isle of Wight is leading the way with testing this app which will help keep us all safe as lockdown measures start to be lifted over the next few weeks and months.
“I encourage anyone who hasn’t got the app yet to do so and I thank all those who have downloaded the app and provided feedback so far. You are all making a difference and playing a key part in preparing our country to emerge from the lockdown.”
Up to two Islanders per household, provided they are over the age of 16, are invited to take part in the survey.