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Portsmouth MP urges city residents to download new Covid-19 NHS app

Stephen Morgan MP has encouraged Portsmouth residents to download and utilise the new NHS Covid-19 app, that was launched by the government on Thursday. This comes following a rise in infection levels both locally and nationally, along with the introduction of new government restrictions.

The Member of Parliament for Portsmouth South has underlined the importance of everyone who can to use the app, for both their own safety and other people who reside in and visit the city.

The app was launched nationwide to help control COVID-19 transmission alongside national and local contact tracing. Features of the app include contact tracing using Bluetooth, risk alerts based on postcode district, QR check-in at venues, symptom checker and test booking.

Since Thursday, businesses are now required by law to display the official NHS QR code posters so people can check-in at different premises with the app.

Stephen Morgan MP, commented,

“I urge everyone across the city who can to download and make use of the NHS Covid-19 track and tracing app. This is particularly important now as we have seen the recent rise in infection levels both here and across the country.

“I also would encourage our local businesses to make sure they are now displaying the NHS QR code posters to allow customers to check-in to their businesses.”

You can find out more about the app and how to download it via the government website.