Contact Tracing App: Watch how to download, set-up and use

For Islanders who have not yet downloaded the Contract Tracing App, OnTheWight has produced a short video of how to download, set-up and use it

Person holding a mobile phone to download the contact tracing app

From tomorrow (Thursday) residents on the Isle of Wight will start receiving letters from the council with details of how to download the Coronavirus Contact Tracing App.

Over the last 24 hours staff from Isle of Wight NHS and Isle of Wight council have been downloading the App, with, according to Bob Seely MP, the server able to handle up to 6,000 downloads per second.

To download follow this link in your phone’s Web browser and choose either Google Play or Apple store.

How to download the App
OnTheWight was invited to take an early look at the App, so we shot a brief video of how to download it for those wishing to do so from Thursday.

It was pretty fast and straightforward. Click on the play button below and links for background reading can be found at the bottom of the article.

Coronavirus Contact Tracing App
The NHSX Coronavirus Contact Tracing App was launched on the Isle of Wight in the first week of May 2020. The App is the first phase of the new ‘test, track and trace’ programme, aimed at reducing the spread of Coronavirus (Covid-19).

To download the App follow this link in your phone’s Web browser

Background reading
Coronavirus Contact Tracing App on the Isle of Wight: What you need to know | FAQ: NHSX Coronavirus Contact Tracing App | How to setup and use NHSX Coronavirus Contact Tracing App | In-depth explanation of how it works is available |Podcast with IW Council leader pitching the Island for the pilot

Wednesday, 6th May, 2020 5:45pm

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15 Comments on "Contact Tracing App: Watch how to download, set-up and use"

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geoffa

Cannot download as it says it is incompatible with my phone – presumably it needs a newer version of Android than I have. Presume NHS have taken this into account for number of people trying to install.

chartman

Should be good on Android 8 onwards…

tectonicplato

Not much use to some, my old ‘ma’ uses a ‘retro-modern’ Nokia 3310

peterj
This app, along with the easing of lockdown rhetoric from the Gov appears to have had a palpable effect on people’s behaviour down here. During the week I’ve noticed more and more people either completely ignoring or being very lax with the social distancing whilst shopping and in (Ryde) town. It was particularly bad today in Co-op where the majority of people were just walking around the… Read more »
aeroscale

I’ve dug my Android smartphone out of retirement especially for the trial (I get a better reception on here in Ryde with a simpler “dumbphone”), but I’ve never got as far as finding out if the app is compatible – all I see is an “Item not found” message when I follow the link to Google Play.

tswitko

My download attempt failed. On clicking the ‘Install’ button on my Samsung phone a page popped up saying ‘No eligible devices for app install’. Any assistance would be much appreciated.

jon101

To know more about the GCHQ involvement in the app, go to youtube and watch the Latest Report from UK Column News @36.37minutes (UK Column News – 6th May 2020)

peterj

UK contact-tracing app could fall foul of privacy law, government told:

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/may/07/uk-coronavirus-contract-tracing-app-could-fall-foul-of-privacy-law-government-told

NHS tracing app in question as experts assess Google-Apple model:

https://www.ft.com/content/d44beb06-5e3e-434f-a3a0-f806ce06576c

Angela Hewitt

Before you down load the app read this HSJ article.
It relies upon 2 lots of reporting as Freddie says. 1) that they have symptoms and B) those notified they have been in contact phone up and give their address so that they can get a test

Angela Hewitt
Bluetooth. To be honest I have had my concerns. So I did some more research. Lots of speculation on google about how easy it is to hack. But I could not find any evidence of anyone who had been hacked. I then found this site which was quite helpful and reassuring to a point. https://www.digitaltrends.com/home-theater/why-your-bluetooth-headphones-wont-be-hacked/ A hacker would have to roaming around the Island (unlikely)looking for someone… Read more »
Freddie

Will a victim of the Corona virus going have the presence of mind to register their illness on this app. Also how vulnerable is it going to be to false or malicious reporting?

Freddie

Will a victim of the Corona virus have the presence of mind to bother to register their illness on this app? And how vulnerable is it going to be to false or malicious reporting?