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Contact Tracing: Computer Software

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 92901, tabled on 21 September 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether the covid-19 contact-tracing app due to be launched on 24 September 2020 will have full functionality to (a) trace and (b) contact people who have been in close contact with people who have had a positive covid-19 test.

This answer is the replacement for a previous holding answer.

Answered on

14 October 2020

The NHS COVID-19 App will have functionality to trace and contact people who have been in close contact with a confirmed coronavirus case.

England's NHS Test and Trace programme has worked extensively with tech companies, international partners, scientists, privacy and medical experts and at-risk communities – and learned from the trials – to develop an app that is secure, simple to use and will help keep our country safe.

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Department of Health and Social Care
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