How to download and use the NHS COVID-19 application

24 September 2020, 09:08 | Updated: 24 September 2020, 10:15

NHS coronavirus application

NHS coronavirus application.

Picture: NHS

Here are all the details on the NHS Covid-19 application.

Following the coronavirus epidemic, things seem to be slowly and definitely returning to normal, however, it is definitely not over. We all need our part to protect our loved ones and the wider community, and the fastest way to do that is with the NHS Covid-19 app.

When we all download and use the app, we help keep our friends, family and more safe. The app can cleverly tell you if you are in contact with someone who has coronavirus and it shows you the risk in your area, potentially stopping it from spreading further. You can also book a test if you have symptoms and you keep up with the latest government advice.

So, here is how to download and use NHS Covid-19.

How to download and use the NHS COVID-19 application

How to download and use the NHS COVID-19 application.

Picture: NHS

How to download and use the NHS COVID-19 application.

1) Downloading the app is free, easy and available in England and Wales from Thursday 24th September 2020. If you’re using an iPhone, you just have to go to the Apple App Store, while Android users can download it from Google Play.

2) You can check in at public places like bars, pubs and rest restaurants rent using the built-in QR code scanner so you can be contacted if there is a place outage. You’ve probably seen the Facial NHS QR code posters hovering around businesses in your area, scanning the QR code every time you’re using the app, instead of printing your details.

3) You can check if there are any coronavirus symptoms using the app as per the latest government advice. If you need to book a test, the app will help you to get one online. If you get a positive result, you can tell the app, and it will notify any app user with whom you have recently come in close contact via an anonymous notification.

)) Don’t worry, you’re not being tracked. The application does not use GPS and will not be able to track your location, monitor if you are self-isolated or view personal information on your phone. It protects your privacy using Privacy Pal and Google’s proven Bluetooth technology.

5) Any data shared with the application will be stored only on your phone, so if you decide to delete the application, all the data will also be deleted.

All information and guide is found at

To find out more about the NHS Covid-19 app, go to the Facebook page or Twitter account.