The app only uses your postcode district. This is the first part of your postcode. For example, “PE12”. It will not provide the precise location where you live. If your postcode district covers more than one Local Authority area, the app will ask you which Local Authority you live in. This is so the app can give you the most accurate information for your area’s risk level.

We need your postcode district or local authority to help the NHS: 

  • learn more about the impact of coronavirus (COVID-19) on the public, communities and local services

  • monitor the effectiveness of the app

  • predict and manage demand on local hospital services

  • provide tailored advice to people and app users living within an area at high risk of coronavirus