September 27, 2023


Healthy Life

NHS Covid-19 app to shut down on 27 April following decline in customers

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The NHS Covid-19 app is to be discontinued on 27 April 2023 following a gentle decline within the variety of energetic customers.

An announcement on the official authorities web site ( by the UK Well being Safety Company confirmed that each one the app options shall be working till the date of closure.

After that, customers will now not obtain alerts informing them once they have been in shut contact with somebody who has examined constructive for Covid-19. Nonetheless, the app will proceed to permit folks to request a certificates proving their Covid vaccination standing as a part of a world journey necessities.

The assertion additionally mentioned: “Over the previous 12 months, the success of the vaccination programme, elevated entry to therapies and excessive immunity within the inhabitants have enabled the federal government to focus on its Covid-19 companies.

“This contains offering continued entry to government-funded testing, vaccinations and coverings for folks at highest danger from the virus.

“The variety of folks actively utilizing the NHS Covid-19 app has steadily lowered since July 2021. Since entry to government-funded testing ended for most individuals, fewer constructive take a look at outcomes have been entered within the app, and in consequence, fewer notifications have been despatched to shut contacts.”

The NHS Covid-19 contact-tracing app was launched throughout England and Wales on 24 September 2020 following an preliminary trial a month prior involving the Isle of Wight in addition to NHS volunteer respondents within the UK.

Folks utilizing it in England and Wales have helped to interrupt chains of transmission and scale back infections.

Within the final three years, the UK Well being Safety Company say that leading scientists at the University of Oxford and University of Warwick have estimated that the app prevented round a million instances, 44,000 hospitalisations and 9,600 folks dying throughout its first 12 months alone.

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