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Contact Tracing: Computer Software

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 41447, tabled on 29 April 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether it is his policy for the covid-19 tracing app that is under development to be rolled out on an opt-in basis.

This answer is the replacement for a previous holding answer.

Answered on

7 May 2020

The app will be one of a number of tools we use in the fight against COVID-19 but it will be voluntary. People will have the choice of whether or not to download the app and they will be able to delete it whenever they like. We intend to withdraw the app once the epidemic is over.

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