The NHS Covid-19 App was launched by the Department for Health and Social Care (DHSC) in the UK Government on 24 September 2020. Information about the app and how to download it can be found here: https://gov.wales/nhs-covid-19-app. The app will be used, alongside traditional contact tracing, to notify users if they come into contact with someone who later tests positive for coronavirus.
The DHSC has assessed the impact of the NHS Test and Trace App. The Welsh Government is now keen to gather information from people in Wales to help consider any improvements that may be needed, which we will then discuss with colleagues in DHSC.
The Welsh Government is interested in any relevant information/data and in your views through lived experience of the potential positive and negative impacts on:
- people who share protected characteristics (age, disability, gender reassignment, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation)
- the rights of children and young people
- those who suffer socio-economic exclusion
- Welsh speakers and the Welsh language
They would appreciate it if you could send your responses to mailbox Helen.Freese(at)gov.wales by 5pm on 9 November 2020. If you are unable to meet this deadline or have any comments after this time, please feel free to pass them on as the app will be reviewed regularly.