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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.

The NHS COVID-19 app only uses your postal district. This is the first part of your postcode, for example “PE12”. This generally contains about 8,000 addresses. It will not provide a precise location as to where you live.

We need your postal district to help the NHS:

  • use the app to predict and manage demand on local hospital services
  • provide tailored advice to people living within a hotspot area if necessary
  • improve the ‘contact risk model’ that determines which app users should be notified when an app user develops coronavirus symptoms