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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. For vaccination status (England only) use the separate NHS app, go to www.nhs.uk/app

It is the fastest way of knowing when you’re at risk from coronavirus. The quicker you know, the quicker you can alert your loved ones, and your community.

The more of us that use it, the better we can control coronavirus.

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

It has a number of features:

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

Alert: Lets you know the level of coronavirus risk in your postcode district.

Check-in: Use our simple QR code scanner to check-in to venues like bars and restaurants. You will get alerted if you have visited a venue where you may have come into contact with coronavirus.

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

Test: Helps you order a test if you need to.

Isolate: Keep track of your self-isolation countdown and access relevant advice.

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 across UK borders in England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland, Jersey and Gibraltar, detecting all relevant contact tracing app users (regardless of them using different official apps), alerting them if they have been in contact with coronavirus.

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.

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 4.12

You can now book a follow-up test (using the app) if you test positive from a rapid lateral flow test taken at a test site. Other updates include improved content changes, bug fixes and accessibility improvements.

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
1.2K Ratings

1.2K 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


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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