Coronavirus Contact Tracing App

The NHSX Coronavirus Contact Tracing App was first piloted on the Isle of Wight in May 2020, prior to general release across the country.

The idea was first mooted by Isle of Wight council (IWC) leader, Dave Stewart, in an interview with News OnTheWight, where he explained the IWC had put the Island forward as one of the first places to be used for the Government pilot.

Below are articles which mention the Contact Tracing App.

Isle of Wight MP, Bob Seely, gives two-week report card on Contact Tracing App

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Bob Seely says the App remains an important part of the trace and test programme. "It is not, and never has been, a stand-alone project, but is part of the wider three-pronged approach," he says

Wednesday, 20th May, 2020 6:31pm

By The Office of Bob Seely with 20 readers' comments

What have the Government learnt from Isle of Wight Contact Tracing App? Minister gives at least a partial answer

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Questions were asked about the Isle of Wight Contact App trial in the House of Lords last night, giving us an insight into some of what they have learnt

Wednesday, 20th May, 2020 10:00am

By Sally Perry with 9 readers' comments

Bishop of Portsmouth asks Government to recognise how Isle of Wight residents serving the nation by trialling Covid-19 App

The Rt Rev Christopher Foster was speaking in a virtual session of the House of Lords and directed his question at the minister from the Department of Health and Social Care.

Monday, 18th May, 2020 4:44pm

By Neil Pugmire with 4 readers' comments

Letters arrive asking Isle of Wight residents to complete Covid-19 App survey

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Islanders are urged to take part in the survey once they receive a letter from the Government, but some tell News OnTheWight they have experienced problems getting onto the survey site

Monday, 18th May, 2020 8:07am

By Sally Perry with 5 readers' comments

Contact Tracing App: Isle of Wight’s experiences to be shared with Government

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Isle of Wight MP and council leader, Bob and Dave, have written to the Government outlining their experiences of being part of the rollout of the Contact Tracing App

Friday, 15th May, 2020 8:39am

By The Office of Bob Seely with 14 readers' comments

Don’t fall for Contact Tracing App scam text message

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A text message encouraging App users to click on a link to a scam Website has been circulating. With the Isle of Wight actively trialling the App, we need to help keep each other alert to this

Thursday, 14th May, 2020 5:52pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Contact Tracing App ‘a worthwhile tool to explore’ says Chair of Ethics Advisory Board

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The Ethics Advisory Board report their findings in relation to the rollout of the Contact Tracing App on the Isle of Wight. Details within

Thursday, 14th May, 2020 8:54am

By Sally Perry with 10 readers' comments

Contact Tracing App: Why it won’t work on certain phones

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Although there have been 55,000 downloads of the App, some Islanders have found it won't work on theirs. NHS England’s chief data officer explains why and what they are planning to do about it

Monday, 11th May, 2020 7:45am

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 5 readers' comments

18,000 contact tracers recruited to work with Contact Tracing App

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If you report Coronavirus symptoms through the Contact Tracing App, here's what happens

Monday, 11th May, 2020 7:30am

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 7 readers' comments

Contact Tracing App: Over 55,000 downloads in less than a week

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NHS England’s chief data officer, Dr Geraint Lewis, says he is overwhelmed by the number of downloads of the Contact Tracing App. Details within

Monday, 11th May, 2020 7:21am

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 3 readers' comments

Isle of Wight Contact Tracing App blueprint for national rollout, says MP

Person holding a mobile phone to download the contact tracing app

Isle of Wight MP, Bob Seely, says the Island rollout of the Contact Tracing App will be a blueprint for a national launch

Monday, 11th May, 2020 7:01am

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 5 readers' comments

Committee on Human Rights say NHS Contact Tracing App must not be released to the public without privacy protections

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Parliament’s Joint Committee on Human Rights have today said that because the NHS Contact Tracing App involves ‘unprecedented data gathering’, there must be robust legal protection for individuals around how the data that is gathered. Full details within

Thursday, 7th May, 2020 9:26pm

By Sally Perry with 26 readers' comments