Thank you for your continuing support and sharing information about COVID-19. Below is a communications update for you.
COVID Tracker App now available to download
The HSE has created a free smartphone app to help improve contact tracing for COVID-19. The app will make contact tracing faster and more accurate, reducing the spread of coronavirus. Nearly 500,000 people have already downloaded the app today.
If you use the app, you can:
• get an alert if you have been in close contact with someone who tests positive for COVID-19
• alert others if you test positive for coronavirus – this will help keep other people safe
• track your symptoms and get advice on what to do if you’re sick
• get regular updates, and protect yourself and others as we learn to live with COVID-19
The app protects your privacy and you keep control of your information. It exchanges secure, anonymous records via Bluetooth when people using it are in close contact with each other. It will never identify you to other app users and you cannot access each other’s information.
We have attached a partner pack for you, with details of the app, the TV and radio ads we’re using to promote it, and some social media posts and images for you to use. You can also find an information leaflet with more detail that you can share with your own networks here.
The COVID tracker app will help us to track and stop the spread of COVID-19 as we continue to re-open services and communities. It goes hand in hand with the other important steps we can all take. Everyone should continue to wash hands regularly, cover coughs and sneezes, keep our 2m distance and use face coverings when we can’t.
Thanks in advance for your support – the more people who download and use the app, the more it will help to reduce the spread of COVID-19. The COVID Tracker app is available on www.covidtracker.ie, or in the Apple App Store and Google Play Store now.
Public Health Information:
As always, for the most up to date information and advice on Coronavirus, please go to:
Department of Health DOH: https://www.gov.ie/en/campaigns/c36c85-covid-19-coronavirus/
Health Service Executive HSE: https://www2.hse.ie/coronavirus/
Health Protection Surveillance Centre HPSC: https://www.hpsc.ie/a-z/respiratory/coronavirus/novelcoronavirus/
If your organisation has any specific requests in relation to COVID-19 public health information materials, please email us and to let us know.
Please share and pass on to relevant teams and communities.
Keep well, remember we’re #InThisTogether and #HoldFirm
Covid-19 Health Communications Stakeholder Support