All about the COVID-19 tracking app

The England and Wales COVID-19 Contact Tracing app, called StopCOVID N1 is ready. The government plans for the app to be released on the 24th of September.

The app will automatically detect people you pass in shops or spend time. Your smartphone detects other smartphones around and keeps an anonymous record of them, it will also give you symptoms checks. If one person you met in the shop yesterday gets coronavirus, it will alert you to self-isolate.

However, there are some disadvantages to the app, one is people are worried about their privacy as the phone keeps records of who you have been with. Apple, Google and the NHS, making the apps have said that they keep your name and phone numbers private and.

The second disadvantage is that the app will require most of the population’s phone users to download the app.

All Restaurants and Pubs will have to have a QR code system to work with the app, and a name system for people without the app.

Contact Tracking

The coronavirus app (Credit to Pixabay.com)

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