Tag archive for ‘contacttracing’
By admin On Friday, October 23rd, 2020

Breaking: workers told to isolate by Tories’ contact-tracing app are NOT eligible for financial support

Food bank use is increasing because of COVID-related hardship The government has now confirmed that users of its contact-tracing app who receive an alert warning them to self-isolate because of exposure to a confirmed More...

By admin On Saturday, October 17th, 2020

UK faces possible hospitality shutdown, yet contact-tracing app has only alerted Britons to one public venue Covid outbreak

Critics have hit out at the UK government as it mulls hospitality closures, based on research collected at only 98 pubs. Meanwhile, the UK’s contact-tracing app has sent just one Covid outbreak alert from More...

By admin On Thursday, June 18th, 2020

Virus app U-turn: Britain to switch to Google & Apple tech for Covid-19 contact-tracing despite rejecting it earlier

The UK is set to use a “decentralized” model proposed by Google and Apple for its Covid-19 contact-tracing app. The previous model developed by the NHS sparked privacy and usability concerns. The government More...

By admin On Thursday, May 21st, 2020

N. Ireland won’t use UK’s contact-tracing app, will use own version to ‘interact’ with Republic of Ireland’s one, minister says

The health minister for Northern Ireland has said the NHS Covid-19 tracing app is “not compulsory” to download, urging people to wait for a separate app being developed to work in conjunction with the Republic More...

By admin On Tuesday, April 28th, 2020

Contact-tracing app will be ‘key part’ of UK government’s Covid-19 ‘surveillance programme’ – Johnson spokesman

The controversial NHS contact-tracing app will be a “key part” of the British government’s Covid-19 “surveillance programme” going forward, a spokesman for PM Boris Johnson has confirmed. The app, which More...

By admin On Friday, April 10th, 2020

Apple and Google debut Bluetooth-based contact-tracing platform to combat Covid-19…and end privacy?

Apple and Google have unveiled an app – soon to be built into their mobile operating systems – that will trace users’ contacts to fight Covid-19. They insist it will be ‘opt-in’ and respect privacy, but More...