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.
You will always be able to delete the NHS COVID-19 app and all associated data whenever you want. We will always comply with the law around the use of your data, including the Data Protection Act 2018 and will explain how we intend to use it. The data will only ever be used for NHS care, management, evaluation and research.
Data you share with the NHS, either proactively or as part of requesting a test, may be retained and used in the future for research that is in the public interest. The NHS may also use this for planning and delivering services. We’ll always comply with the law around the use of data, including the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the Data Protection Act 2018.
Some smartphone operating systems may retain some information after the app is deleted, in line with how they work for all apps.