As we have previously reported, NHSX, the innovation arm of the NHS, has been working on a Bluetooth-based contact tracing app to help slow the spread of the coronavirus. The app called NHS COVID-19 has been launched this week for a trial at the Isle of Wight and is currently only available to NHS and council workers at the island. The app has been designed and built by the NHS and forms part of the UK Government’s “test, track and trace” strategy.

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