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So, have you (or will you) download the new NHS Covid-19 app?

Discussion in 'Personal' started by Morninglover, Sep 24, 2020.

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So, have you (or will you) download the new NHS Covid-19 app?

Poll closed Oct 1, 2020.
  1. Yes I have:

    23 vote(s)
    40.4%
  2. Not yet, but I will:

    5 vote(s)
    8.8%
  3. No, and I won't:

    18 vote(s)
    31.6%
  4. Other (please explain in post below):

    11 vote(s)
    19.3%
  1. Morninglover

    Morninglover Star commenter

    nomad likes this.
  2. CraigCarterSmith

    CraigCarterSmith Lead commenter

    is it NHS? is it not SERCO?
     
    monicabilongame likes this.
  3. coffeekid

    coffeekid Star commenter

    I downloaded it a couple of weeks ago.
     
    nomad and Morninglover like this.
  4. Morninglover

    Morninglover Star commenter


    It is called 'NHS Covid-19', so to avoid complications, I called it that.
     
  5. coffeekid

    coffeekid Star commenter

    nomad and LondonCanary like this.
  6. Morninglover

    Morninglover Star commenter


    For those not living in the test areas, the official launch has just happened, I understand.

    "People living in England and Wales are being urged to download the government's official contact-tracing app following its official release".

    On edit: if you live in Scotland or NI then this is not the app for you.
     
  7. Ivartheboneless

    Ivartheboneless Star commenter

    Whats an app?
     
    Dodros, strawbs, ajrowing and 3 others like this.
  8. coffeekid

    coffeekid Star commenter

    Yep - Scotland's NHS is devolved. We've had the (NHS Scotland) app for a while now.
     
    catmother, nomad and LondonCanary like this.
  9. CraigCarterSmith

    CraigCarterSmith Lead commenter

    you are right

    The Scottish one is made with the assistance of Google n Apple and NearFrom and is used widely all over the world they've essentially just slapped a NHS Scotland sticker on it much like they did in Ire and NI

    NHS the England and Welsh one is Dido Harding's Private way to ferry loads of public cash and resource to the friends of the Tories in the private sector

    Don't forget to clap all :rolleyes:
     
  10. coffeekid

    coffeekid Star commenter

    I clicked "other" in the poll.
     
  11. LondonCanary

    LondonCanary Star commenter

    NearFrom is a private sector company is it not ? Like Google and Apple.
     
  12. modelmaker

    modelmaker Star commenter

    Does anyone know why it has an age restriction on its use?
     
  13. Morninglover

    Morninglover Star commenter


    16+ only (you are asked this when downloading it).
     
  14. Morninglover

    Morninglover Star commenter

    NB R5Live is discussing the app at the moment (09.00-10.00)
     
  15. LondonCanary

    LondonCanary Star commenter

    Regulations that apply to children's privacy.
     
    Oscillatingass and nomad like this.
  16. Ivartheboneless

    Ivartheboneless Star commenter

    I'm serious! What if you do not have a suitable phone, or any phone? What if you are a tinfoil hat wearing skeptic? Or don't like being snooped on by governments (not just ours)? What if you don't trust them, and why should you the TV is already full of reports of it not working, and reassurances (ha!) from Hatt Mancock? What about all the knuckle dragging murons who don't care?
     
    jellycowfish and agathamorse like this.
  17. JessicaCampbell74UWZ

    JessicaCampbell74UWZ New commenter

    This is the first time I've heard of this app.
     
  18. Morninglover

    Morninglover Star commenter


    Mentioned on radio this morning, and on BBC website plus the newspapers.

    See the link in post 1.
     
    JessicaCampbell74UWZ likes this.
  19. Jamvic

    Jamvic Star commenter

    I’ll most likely download it.
     
  20. racroesus

    racroesus Star commenter

    Quite, I use our own and the Zoe(?) one as well. Our StopCovid one has just managed to reach 20% uptake.
     

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