NHS Covid-19 app launched

The new NHS Covid-19 app for Apple and Android devices launched Thursday 24 September 2020 and can be downloaded from your app store. The app is free and is part of the NHS Test and Trace service in England and Wales.

The app has a number of tools to protect you, including:

  • contact tracing
  • local area alerts and
  • venue check-in via QR codes.

Together with other sector organisations, Thomas Pocklington Trust have been involved in ensuring that the app is as accessible as possible for blind and partially sighted people. It is a native app build for Apple iOS and Android devices which means the built-in accessibility settings on your phone will work with it.

If you need access to information about the app in large print, braille or another format, you can request it by emailing nhscovid-19accessibilityissue@nhsba.nhs.uk You can also use the same email address to report accessibility problems.

The NHS has committed to regular reviews and updates to improve accessibility further.

For further information, go to the BBC news website.

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