What is test and trace and how does it work? – BBC News

The NHS has introduced a test and trace schemes to help the UK lift lockdown measures and stop the spread of coronavirus. Thousands of contact tracers have been recruited to notify people – by email, text or by phone – if they’ve come into contact with someone with Covid-19. Wales launched their system on 1 … Read more What is test and trace and how does it work? – BBC News

Matt Hancock defends test and trace system amid criticism

Health Secretary Matt Hancock said during the daily coronavirus briefing that the test and trace system is up and running. The NHS Test and Trace service went live on May 28, in England, with 25,000 contact tracing staff and the capacity to trace the 10,000 contacts per day. The NHS contact tracing app, currently being … Read more Matt Hancock defends test and trace system amid criticism

The NHS Test and Trace system: How does it work?

The end of a nationwide lockdown could be on the horizon, as the Health Secretary announced new plans to test and trace coronavirus cases. The NHS Test and Trace service goes live on May 28, in England, with 25,000 contact tracing staff and the capacity to trace the 10,000 contacts per day. Announcing the new service Matt Hancock said: … Read more The NHS Test and Trace system: How does it work?

As coronavirus ravages UK care homes, it spares one centre

At least a quarter of all the United Kingdom’s coronavirus deaths have been in care homes for the elderly. But managers in a facility for seniors on the Isle of Wright managed to buck the trend. Al Jazeera’s Jonah Hull reports from the Isle of Wight, the UK. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe – … Read more As coronavirus ravages UK care homes, it spares one centre

UK contact-tracing phone app against coronavirus to miss deadline

The UK health secretary’s deadline to roll out a mobile phone app to trace and contact possible coronavirus infections has been delayed. Prime Minister Boris Johnson promised to have a COVID-19 tracing system by June 1 in order to get businesses and schools going again. The app is being tested on the Isle of Wight … Read more UK contact-tracing phone app against coronavirus to miss deadline

Dominic Raab concedes schools could reopen before tracing app launches

Schools could reopen before the coronavirus tracking app has launched, Dominic Raab has conceded. The Government had been planning to roll out the app, which is currently being piloted in the Isle of Wight, by the middle of May. It is a key part of the “track and trace” programme, which underpins the Prime Minister’s … Read more Dominic Raab concedes schools could reopen before tracing app launches

Drone delivers medical supplies to Isle of Wight

An autonomous drone has begun delivering urgent medical supplies to a hospital on the Isle of Wight, off the south coast of England. The fixed-wing, twin-engined UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) has a range of 1000km (620 miles) and can carry a payload of up to 100kg in a hold around the size of an estate … Read more Drone delivers medical supplies to Isle of Wight

Questions over UK’s coronavirus tracing app

The government hopes its new tracing app, which is being trialled on the Isle of Wight, will be a key part of its strategy to lift the lockdown. But will it work? And how effective will it be? SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube channel for more videos: http://www.youtube.com/skynews Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/skynews Like us on … Read more Questions over UK’s coronavirus tracing app

U.K. Testing Coronavirus Tracing App on the Isle of Wight

The Isle of Wight was chosen to test out U.K.’s National Health Service application aimed at tracking and tracing the spread of coronavirus. Watch the video to see a resident test the app on its first day in action. The app, rolled out for trial on the Isle of Wight Thursday, is central to the … Read more U.K. Testing Coronavirus Tracing App on the Isle of Wight

A look at NHS contact-tracing app as it launches on Isle of Wight | Coronavirus

On the Wight talks through how to use the NHS contact-tracing app just before its launch on the Isle of Wight on Thursday. An effective track and trace strategy is thought to be key to control the Covid-19 outbreak and lift lockdowns. For the latest coronavirus news as it happens, click here: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/05/06/nhs-explores-feasibility-moving-contact-tracing-app-apple-google/ Get the … Read more A look at NHS contact-tracing app as it launches on Isle of Wight | Coronavirus

Coronavirus contact tracing explained – as NHS launches app on Isle of Wight

If the trial of the NHS track and trace app proves successful it will be rolled out later this month – and along with it, a crucial 18,000-strong team of contact tracers, still to be fully recruited. (Subscribe: https://bit.ly/C4_News_Subscribe)  In the meantime, one group of retired GPs has organised volunteers to run a pilot programme … Read more Coronavirus contact tracing explained – as NHS launches app on Isle of Wight

‘Very significant cyber security’ built in to new coronavirus contact-tracing app, says Matt Hancock

The Government’s coronavirus tracing app will start rolling out on the Isle of Wight on Tuesday, as a row erupted over whether it has passed key cyber security and privacy tests. Health and council staff on the island will be able to download the app ahead of the rest of the island’s residents from Thursday, … Read more ‘Very significant cyber security’ built in to new coronavirus contact-tracing app, says Matt Hancock

Matt Hancock launches contact tracing app pilot on Isle of Wight to ‘get country back on its feet’

The Isle of Wight will lead the UK in trialling a new app designed to help authorities keep on top of coronavirus cases, ahead of starting to lift the lockdown. Announcing the pilot during today’s Downing Street press conference, Matt Hancock said participation would help the whole country “get back on its feet”. But the … Read more Matt Hancock launches contact tracing app pilot on Isle of Wight to ‘get country back on its feet’

Matt Hancock confirms ‘test, track and trace’ trial will begin on Isle of Wight

The government confirmed the NHS tracing app will be trialed this week on the Isle of Wight. Residents are being asked to download an app that will allow the NHS to track who someone has been in contact with after testing positive to Covid-19 Additionally, the health secretary, Matt Hancock, has said any potential Covid-19 … Read more Matt Hancock confirms ‘test, track and trace’ trial will begin on Isle of Wight

Coronavirus – The Latest: Monday 4 May

Subscribe to our daily Coronavirus podcast with analysis of the impact on health, business and travel in the UK and beyond: https://www.playpodca.st/coronavirus In this episode: Contact tracing is set to begin on the Isle of Wight, fears that Latin America could become the new virus epicentre and why the crisis could mean curtains for some … Read more Coronavirus – The Latest: Monday 4 May