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Protect Scotland app launched

Section: DigitalThe ALLIANCEType: News Item Date Published: 15th September 2020

The free mobile phone app has been designed to help people protect each other, reduce the spread of coronavirus and avoid further lockdowns.

The Protect Scotland app aims to complement NHS Scotland’s Test and Protect service, to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus and make sure it stays at low, manageable levels.

The app works by:

  • Alerting you if you have been in close contact with other app users who have tested positive for coronavirus;
  • Allowing you to anonymously warn other app users whom you have been in close contact with, if you test positive for the virus.

The app exchanges anonymous, encrypted, random codes with other mobile phones with the Protect Scotland app installed. Therefore it does not hold personal information or users’ location.

The app is available for iPhone and Android phone users. To find out more information or to download the app, visit https://protect.scot (this link will take you away from our website).

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