The health of others is in our hands COVID Alert app

The COVID Alert app is a complementary tool that you can use to limit the spread of the COVID-19 virus. It lets you know if you have been in contact with a person who has contracted COVID-19. You will receive a notification and recommendations if you have spent more than 15 minutes less than two metres away from someone who has tested positive in the past 14 days. The app is free, easily accessible and keeps your personal information safe. The app does not replace health measures such as handwashing, social distancing and wearing a mask.

COVID Alert does the following three things: 1 Notifies you if you might have been in contact with a person who has tested positive for COVID-19. 2 Directs you to relevant information concerning the steps to follow after you receive the exposure notification. 3 If you test positive, informs other users, anonymously

COVID Alert does not do the following: 1 Access, collect or archive your personal information or information on your health status; 2 Use the GPS on your device determine your location or any other personal information.

and without sharing personal information, that they were in contact with someone who reported a positive COVID-19 test through the app.

Use of the COVID Alert app is completely voluntary. You are free to download it, use it or delete it. The more people use the app, the more effective it will be in curbing transmission of the virus.

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