The Isle of Wight will be leading the way to take the country into the next phase of tackling this pandemic. This is a key part of the government’s plans to control coronavirus, ensuring we minimise the spread of the virus and can be used to keep our community as safe as possible.
Working closely with the Island’s MP, Bob Seely and the IW Council, the IW Chamber welcomes the decision to trial the app here on the Island.
Steven Holbrook, Chief Executive says ‘I would encourage all Chamber members and their employees to download the app. It’s quick and simple to do and is a key part of the government’s plan to control coronavirus. Downloading the app is voluntary but we are urging the business community to lead the way – the more people that install it, the safer the Island’s community will be. The app puts us at the forefront of the campaign to beat this infection and get the economy moving again.’
The new app will let people know quickly if they’ve come into contact with someone who has reported symptoms of coronavirus. It will also provide advice on the right action to take and how to access a swab test, to stop the virus spreading further.
The NHS COVID-19 app is critical in stopping the spread of the infection and easing
the pressure on our NHS. By downloading and using the NHS COVID-19 app, Isle of Wight residents have the opportunity to lead the charge in the national effort.
The app is now available to all Island residents to download, before being rolled out nationwide in a few weeks.
Got a question about the app? Read the FAQ document here to find out more information about how it works.
Please play your part in the UK’s fight against coronavirus by visiting covid19.nhs.uk on your smartphone to install the app and start using it today.