The Member of the Welsh Parliament for Montgomeryshire - Russell George MS – has welcomed the launch today (September 24) of the Covid-19 app for England and Wales.
The NHS Covid-19 app will alert users if they have been close to someone who later tests positive for coronavirus, as well as providing risk alerts based on a user’s postcode, allow users to scan QR codes to check in at venues on the app and allow people to book tests, if they have symptoms.
Mr George said:
“We need to do all we can to prevent a local lockdown here in Powys similar to what has been imposed on six counties in South Wales.
“Recent days have been a grim reminder of the threat that coronavirus still poses to Wales, so I'm pleased that the UK and Welsh Governments have worked together to launch the NHS Covid-19 app which will be an important tool for helping to reduce the spread of the virus.
“If you can, then download it to protect yourselves, your family, and in fact everybody, because we are at a tipping point in our efforts to control the spread of this virus.
“With infection rates rising, we must use every tool at our disposal to prevent transmission, including the latest technology, to protect lives, livelihoods, and the economy.”
The app can be found and downloaded here.