As part of the national response to COVID-19, the government has shared more information about the work taking place to develop a national app for contact tracing and real-time symptom tracking.
The primary purpose of the app is to enable the health services to improve the speed and effectiveness of contact tracing and to map and predict the spread of COVID-19. This is in support of the overall goal to flatten the curve and prevent the spread of COVID-19 to others in our community.
As well as supporting the government’s overall efforts in the immediate fight against COVID-19, the government intends for the app to help people return to normal life as restrictions ease.
Read the Dáil statement and briefing for Minister Harris on the national app for COVID-19 here. This includes core assertions relating to the app, use of the app by children, privacy concerns, location data, symptom checking, contact tracing and cross border use of apps.