Listeners to BBC Radio 4’s Today programme on Friday would have heard the second Test and Trace App – currently being trialed on the Isle of Wight – being discussed in relation to a delay in the national roll-out.
It’s been over three weeks since the App was launched on the Island, and at the end of the first week, Simon Thompson – the Managing Director of the Test and Trace App – claimed that thousands of Islanders had downloaded it.
Since then, the App’s use has been extended to visitors to the Island, with a campaign running on Isle of Wight ferries over the last two weekends.
These are public interest questions – as Islanders are being asked to take part, it’s only right that they are kept informed of its progress.
We asked Isle of Wight Conservative MP, Bob Seely, whether he was able to get answers to our questions, or whether the Test and Trace App team were blocking him as well.
Seely: Feedback has mostly been positive
Bob told News OnTheWight,
“The feedback I have received on the new version of the App has mostly been positive so I am hoping that Islanders have got behind this second version of the app.
“The App seems much more user friendly than the previous version and the QR codes for businesses and access for visitors are good developments.
“I am interested to know how many Islanders have downloaded the App and how many Island businesses have signed up to the QR code.
“I have submitted a request for the figures to the App team and will update as and when I receive them.”