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Will you sign up for the NHS contact tracing app?

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Runningfar Fri 01-May-20 17:24:09

I can't see any reason why I wouldn't. Has anyone got any concerns about it?

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ShouldWeChangeTheBulb Fri 01-May-20 17:24:33

I will

Fallsballs Fri 01-May-20 17:26:13

I’d like to know is behind it/owns it first.

YouReallyAre Fri 01-May-20 17:26:22

Yes I will

EffieIsATrinket Fri 01-May-20 17:28:00

Definitely.

Hagisonthehill Fri 01-May-20 17:28:49

How does it work if you're and NHS worker or do I ignore all the patients with Covid who have the app.If I turn it off at work I would also miss any staff that become infected.
If they could develope faster testing that wouldn't be a problem but one staff member could close a department for a few days while we arrange testing and await results.

Iwalkinmyclothing Fri 01-May-20 17:32:34

No. For numerous reasons, some of which are explained in this article: www.businessinsider.com/cybersecurity-experts-uk-government-contact-tracing-surveillance-2020-4?r=US&IR=T.

CuriousaboutSamphire Fri 01-May-20 17:34:27

Probably not. I'll take the same approach to it as I do for my personal need for PPE or testing.

Mainly because in my normal life I don't have close contact with anyone other than DH for more than 5 minutes.

So I would be wasting analysis time.

JacobReesMogadishu Fri 01-May-20 17:42:16

My initial reaction is yes, why not.

But then what difference would it make? If I get an alert that I’ve been in contact with someone it’s too late to do anything about it. It would just raise anxiety. Maybe you’re better off just acting like everyone you meet out the house could well have it and keep your distance?

PeachOrchid27 Fri 01-May-20 17:45:20

No

LtJudyHopps Fri 01-May-20 17:45:34

JacobReesMogadishu the difference is you then know to self-isolate and therefore do not spread to any more people. Thus keeping R as low as possible.

Runningfar Fri 01-May-20 17:57:28

I must admit that I don't really understand how it's all going to work, but I presumed it would be along the lines of. If you ve been in contact with someone with Covid then you isolate, therefore keeping the R low, you might even be eligible for a test.

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BirdieFriendReturns Fri 01-May-20 17:58:37

Nope.

Eeyoresstickhouse Fri 01-May-20 17:59:44

I am awaiting covid19 test result if that is negative then yes I will.

TheWordWomanIsTaken Fri 01-May-20 18:00:04

Not a fucking chance

maddy68 Fri 01-May-20 18:00:53

Yes

starfishmummy Fri 01-May-20 18:02:26

No. I have only been in contact with dh and ds and ds hasnt been anywhere either. So no point

JulietTango Fri 01-May-20 18:02:50

Yep

halfthesun Fri 01-May-20 18:03:32

Yes

JacobReesMogadishu Fri 01-May-20 18:03:58

Ok, if it improves self isolating I’m all for it. Hopefully if I have to go back to work soon it will keep beeping at me and I can keep telling my boss I have to go back into self isolation. grin

Bubbinsmakesthree Fri 01-May-20 18:05:23

I was speaking to a colleague in China in early March who was talking to me about the contact tracing apps used over there and I thought it was the kind of wild thing that could only happen under an authoritarian government.

Two months later I’m like “yeah sure thing why not?”

Firef1y72 Fri 01-May-20 18:05:59

I will, but as soon as the need to over I will delete it and if necessary buy a new phone if I feel it cannot be fully deleted

Runningfar Fri 01-May-20 18:09:29

*No. I have only been in contact with dh and ds and ds hasnt been anywhere either. So no point*

So will you be staying in lockdown until there's a vaccine rolled out?

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GoatyGoatyMingeMinge Fri 01-May-20 18:11:00

No

BettyBooJustDoinTheDoo Fri 01-May-20 18:11:54

Absolutely not.

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