The NHS COVID-19 app is no longer in use and the Isle of Wight trial has now ended. This is archived information from 18 June 2020. If you still have the app, please uninstall it.
We chose the island because it is a geographically defined area with a population of a size that will enable us to evaluate the contact tracing and testing services effectively before rolling it out across the rest of the country.
The Isle of Wight has a single health NHS Trust that delivers all NHS services, and which covers the whole of the island. This arrangement makes it more straightforward to coordinate during this first phase of rollout.