People in Anglesey are being urged to download the new Covid-19 NHS app, to help keep the people they love safe this autumn.
Launched yesterday (September 24th), the app is the latest weapon in the fight against the virus, and helps you record the locations you visit by scanning QR codes at shops, pubs, restaurants and other venues.
If you visit a location where there’s a chance you came into contact with the virus, you’ll get an early warning alert from the NHS.
If you test positive for Covid-19, you’ll be able to use the app to tell contact tracers where you’ve been – information that could be crucial in helping to stop the spread of the disease.
Council Leader, Cllr Llinos Medi explained, “Along with social distancing, this app could prove really important this autumn through helping contact tracers quickly identify people who may have been exposed to the virus. The more people use the app, the more effective it will be.”
Annwen Morgan, Chief Executive, added, “If you have a smart phone, please download the app. Do it for yourselves and your friends and family. Do it for the NHS. Do it for your community.
“We’ve stuck together throughout this emergency, and I’m very proud of the way Anglesey has played its part in the fight against Covid-19. Lets keep going. Please stick to social distancing, wash your hands regularly, wear a mask wherever required, and please use this app as much as you can.”
The app provides a range of other features, including:
- alerts if you’ve been near other app users who’ve tested positive
- info about the level of coronavirus risk in your postcode area
- help with checking for symptoms and working out if you need a test
- help with booking a test
- a countdown tool to help you keep track if you need to self-isolate
Download it now
You’ll find the app on both Google Play (Android) and the App Store (iPhone).