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    Have you got the Track & Trace App?

    Yesterday, I downloaded the new NHS track and trace app on my phone. I knew it would be quicker and more efficient than having someone write down my details every time I entered a restaurant or public domain.

    Today, I tested it. To my dismay, the first place I tried it was in a cafe in M & S Chichester, only to find that it didn't work. My friend said that she thought it was a problem at the shop end because she couldn't register her Sparks card either.

    Fortunately, when we went to a restaurant for lunch, the app worked perfectly. We are off for a few days away in Devon next week, so fingers crossed that it works whenever we need it to.

    Have you got the app and tried it yet?
    Jill

    #2
    My phone needs updating its an old one, so I don't know if that's the reason I only have an app for Scotland and one for Northern Island, not much use to me, so in answer to your question 'No' .................................................. ...Carol

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      #3
      Yes. Loaded it today, very simple.
      As I need to shield, it will be of limited use to me, but at least a duty done.

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        #4
        There should be a big NHS poster with the QR code to scan.
        No need to interact with anything else to do with the venue.

        That's one of the benefits of the app check in is nothing to do with the venue

        The Scottish app uses the same stuff the English one needs.

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          #5
          Downloaded the Scottish T&P app a few days ago, but as yet not needed it.
          don't want to work, just want to cruise.

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            #6
            Haven’t got a smart phone

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              #7
              Originally posted by Cooke, Ashby View Post
              Haven’t got a smart phone
              I’ve an Android phone and it downloaded ok.
              don't want to work, just want to cruise.

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                #8
                Originally posted by Issyalex, Glasgow View Post

                I’ve an Android phone and it downloaded ok.
                Yours is a smartphone Issy. I guess that Cooke's phone is unable to connect to the internet.
                Jill

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by Topdeck, London View Post
                  There should be a big NHS poster with the QR code to scan.
                  No need to interact with anything else to do with the venue.

                  That's one of the benefits of the app check in is nothing to do with the venue

                  The Scottish app uses the same stuff the English one needs.
                  I have the Scottish app but there is no QR scan facility.

                  LMM


                  Lawnmowerman

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                    #10
                    My mobile is around fifteen years old and has no internet. That's smart!

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by Smith7 View Post

                      Yours is a smartphone Issy. I guess that Cooke's phone is unable to connect to the internet.
                      Doh is it? 🙈😂😂 I always think a smart phone means an iPhone! 🤷🏻*♀️🙈😂
                      don't want to work, just want to cruise.

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                        #12
                        Seems that the App is a complete waste of time. You check in some where with a QR code say at 1pm. You leave that venue at 3pm. You cannot check out so it will be assumed that you are still there until either midnight or you check in some where else. Somebody checks in at 5pm who later tests positive. You will be notified even though you left 2 hours before the infected person arrived.
                        It doesn’t stop there. You can only record a positive test result by a code given with your result, however, it will only recognise codes of tests that were booked through the App. Also you cannot record a negative test.
                        Sounds like another failure, so don’t rush out to buy the latest phones.
                        Val

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by Mrsb, Essex View Post
                          Seems that the App is a complete waste of time. You check in some where with a QR code say at 1pm. You leave that venue at 3pm. You cannot check out so it will be assumed that you are still there until either midnight or you check in some where else. Somebody checks in at 5pm who later tests positive. You will be notified even though you left 2 hours before the infected person arrived.
                          It doesn’t stop there. You can only record a positive test result by a code given with your result, however, it will only recognise codes of tests that were booked through the App. Also you cannot record a negative test.
                          Sounds like another failure, so don’t rush out to buy the latest phones.
                          Val
                          Silly me - I thought they used Bluetooth Technology not QR Codes - wrong again Annie.

                          Annie

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by annie, Glasgow View Post

                            Silly me - I thought they used Bluetooth Technology not QR Codes - wrong again Annie.

                            Annie
                            I thought Bluetooth was involved, but businesses have to apply for a QR code so that you can scan in. Whether Bluetooth is involved in that I don’t know. Apparently you need IOS 14 if you have iPhone.
                            Val

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by annie, Glasgow View Post

                              Silly me - I thought they used Bluetooth Technology not QR Codes - wrong again Annie.

                              Annie
                              Hi Annie

                              Not wrong for the Scottish app.

                              The Scottish app does not use QR codes - it relies on Bluetooth to recognise another enabled 'phone with the app and determines proximity and duration of contact. If you are in contact with another who is Covid positive (and they have the app and loaded the positive code) you will be alerted.

                              LMM


                              Lawnmowerman

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