NHS COVID-19 12+

Official NHS contact tracing

Department of Health & Social Care

    • 4.7 • 1.4K Ratings
    • Free

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Protect your loved ones with the official NHS COVID-19 contact tracing app for England and Wales.

The NHS COVID-19 app is the official contact tracing app for England and Wales and is one of the fastest ways of knowing if you’re at risk from COVID-19. For your vaccination status (England only) use the separate NHS app, go to www.nhs.uk/app

COVID-19 has not gone away, so it’s important to remember the actions you can take to keep yourself and others safe.

Download the app to protect yourself and loved ones.

The app uses proven privacy software developed by Apple and Google, designed so that nobody will know who or where you are. You can delete your data, or the app, at any time.

The NHS COVID-19 app features:

Alerts: Find out when you’ve been near other app users who have since tested positive for coronavirus.

Latest information: Find out the latest COVID-19 guidance and know the level of coronavirus risk in your local area.

Symptoms: Check if you have coronavirus symptoms and see if you need to order a test.

Test: Register your results if you test positive.

Available in English, Welsh, Arabic (Modern Standard), Bengali, Chinese (Simplified), Gujarati, Polish, Punjabi (Gurmukhi script), Romanian, Somali, Turkish and Urdu.

The app can be used when travelling across England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland, Jersey and Gibraltar, detecting contact tracing app users (regardless of them using different official apps), and alerting them if they have been in contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 from a PCR test.

The app has been built in collaboration with some of the most innovative organisations in the world. We have worked with medical experts, privacy groups, at-risk communities and we’ve shared knowledge with the teams working on similar apps in many countries.

Protect your loved ones. Please download the app and keep it up to date.

The app is UKCA marked as Class I medical device in the United Kingdom and developed in compliance with Medical Devices Regulations 2002 (SI 2002 No 618, as amended).

What’s New

Version 4.28.1

App analytics fields have been updated to reflect recent changes to guidance in England and Wales. Thank you for using the NHS COVID-19 app.

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
1.4K Ratings

1.4K Ratings

Jesse Burnside 422424 ,

Works great and is important

Thank you for making this

dafergistheword ,


Not a citizen here in the UK but am required to download this app in order to submit my 2 negative test results during quarantine. It’s an indication of a depraved society that we have imprisoned healthy, often times immune or vaccinated people for weeks on end. Now add to that an app that tracks your location “anonymously” just so a “free” people might be allowed, by their benevolent government, to leave their own homes and attend their own businesses within their own communities. What’s worse is that everyone has begged for this level of surveillance and control in order to FEEL just a gram safer. I feel physically ill and I’m overcome with a sense of dread that I cannot fully explain with this app installed on my tracking device. I will delete as soon as possible! “They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty or safety” Benjamin Franklin

nikkiflanflan ,

Notification Not Helpful & Provide No Value

The intent of this app is great, but it provides little end user value.

I’ve received a notification about possible exposure, but it has no information on when or where. If I click the notification, it takes me to the App and then disappears, again with not further information, or even anything in the App reaffirming the notification I just received. What if I clicked it by mistake without reading it fully?

Without any actual information, this app is just yet another failure of the test and trace screen.

App Privacy

The developer, Department of Health & Social Care, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Health & Fitness
  • Diagnostics
  • Other Data

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More

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