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Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 105362, tabled on 19 October 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will prioritise the further development and deployment of a personal covid-19 risk calculator through the NHS App which takes into account an individual’s (a) age, (b) co-morbidities, (c) occupation, (d) household size, (e) deprivation, (f) ethnicity, (g) Body Mass Index, (h) blood group and (i) any other factors; and if he will make a statement.

This answer is the replacement for a previous holding answer.

Answered on

18 November 2020

The app is designed to the highest standards of data privacy and data security and does not collect any personal information.

We will continue to evaluate the app and improve it in response to feedback.

Answered by

Department of Health and Social Care
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