The HSE has created a free smartphone app to help improve contact tracing for COVID-19.
The app will make contact tracing faster and more accurate, reducing the spread of coronavirus.
If you use the app, you can:
- Get an alert if you have been in close contact with someone who tests positive for COVID-19.
- Alert others if you test positive for coronavirus. This will help keep other people safe.
- Track your symptoms and get advice on what to do if you’re sick.
- Get regular updates, and protect yourself and others as we learn to live with COVID-19.
The app protects your privacy and you keep control of your information. It exchanges secure, anonymous records via Bluetooth when people using it are in close contact with each other. It will never identify you to other app users and you cannot access each other’s information.