13 Aug 2020

Coronavirus: England’s contact-tracing app begins second trial

Health and Social Care Editor

After initially announcing an app to help stop the spread of coronavirus would be available in April, NHS Test and Trace has finally begun the second test of its new contact-tracing app in England, with trials on the Isle of Wight and the London borough of Newham.

This, as a study looking at the spread of the disease suggests around 3.4 million people in the UK may have been infected, just six per cent of England’s population.