The Government is looking to cut the sensitivity of the NHS Test and Trace app in line with “Freedom Day” on July 19, according to Grant Shapps.
After months of getting the app to work for the majority of the country, it seems as though many are deleting it to avoid having to self-isolate.
As England prepares to ease its final stage of Covid-19 restrictions in just one week, more and more people – particularly young adults – are getting pinged by the NHS app, with instructions to isolate immediately for 10 days.
In line with dropping the sensitivity of the app, the Transport Secretary is also said to be looking at the distance at which the app should monitor individuals and then decide to send the alert or not.
With a “rising number” of those deleting the Test and Trace app, as well as the imminent move towards July 19, we have your self-isolation questions answered.
What does self-isolation mean?
You must not leave your home if you’re self isolating. Government guidelines define self-isolation as not going to work, school or public areas, not using public transport or having visitors to your home, except for people providing essential care. You must only exercise in your home or garden.
If possible, you’re told to stay in a well ventilated room with a window to the outside that can be opened. People outside of your household cannot visit, no matter how urgent it may be. If you do need to speak to someone urgently, do it over the phone.
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