NHS Covid-19 App

Help us all to support the NHS by reducing the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). 

Search for “NHSCOVID-19” in the App Store / Google Play Store on your phone.

The new NHS COVID-19 app, now available to download for free in England and Wales, is the fastest way to see if you are at risk from coronavirus. The faster you know, the quicker you can alert and protect your loved ones and community. 


This feature is contact tracing. It allows the app to detect and log other nearby app users using random unique IDs. No personal data is shared between your phone and anyone else’s phone. If any of those users later test positive for coronavirus (COVID-19), you will receive an exposure alert with advice on what to do. If you are under 18, you are advised to show this alert to a trusted adult.


This feature is a check-in function. The app allows you to record when you visit a venue by “checking-in” when you arrive, using an official NHS QR poster. The app will provide you with a digital diary of places you have visited. This stays on your phone and you can delete it. It means that you can receive an alert with public health advice if you have been to venue where you may have come into contact with coronavirus.


This feature is for area risk alerts. When you first register for the app you will be asked for the first half of your postcode. The app will tell you whether the area that you live in is a high risk area for coronavirus. If your area risk changes at any point, the app will notify you. This could help you make decisions to protect your loved ones.


This feature is a coronavirus symptom checker. If you feel unwell, you can use the app to check if your symptoms could be related to coronavirus. The app will give you a list of potential symptoms and you can then choose the ones that apply to you. If your symptoms could be coronavirus, you will be advised to self-isolate and book a test.


This feature will help you book a test. If you have coronavirus symptoms, the app will take you to a website where you can book a test to see if you have coronavirus or not. If you are under 18, you are advised to discuss with a trusted adult before booking a test.


This feature is an isolation ‘companion’. It counts down how many days you have left to isolate if you have been advised to do so. It also provides links to useful advice. It will tell you when you have reached the end of your isolation period.

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