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Coronavirus: Disease Control

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 109345, tabled on 30 October 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether the in-app notifications sent to UK Facebook and Instagram users on the day the national covid-19 lockdown was announced to alert them to the new rules provided free of charge to the Government.

Answered on

16 March 2021

The NHS Covid-19 app sent no such notifications. Users of the NHS Covid-19 App are anonymous and it is not possible for the app to identify and send messages specifically to United Kingdom Facebook and Instagram users.

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Department of Health and Social Care