Protecting your privacy and security
Video: NHS COVID-19 app - protecting your privacy
Privacy and data security are crucial to the NHS and the government. Every day, people trust us with their personal data and we take this responsibility very seriously. It's at the heart of our relationship with the people we serve. Because of this, we've taken steps to make sure the NHS COVID-19 app protects your privacy and identity.
The NHS COVID-19 app protects your privacy and identity from other app users, and their privacy and identity from you. The app uses random IDs that cannot be used by the NHS or the government to identify who you are, or who you’ve spent time with.
The app cannot:
- use your GPS location or track where you have been
- be used to check or monitor if you’re self-isolating
- be used by law enforcement to identify or track you
- see personal information on your phone, such as your messages, address book or your phone contacts