Protecting your privacy and security
Privacy and data security is crucial to the NHS.
The NHS COVID-19 app will not hold any personal information about you. You will remain anonymous.
The app will not be able to track your location and it cannot be used for monitoring whether people are self-isolating or for any law enforcement purposes.
The app cannot access your personal identity or any other information on your phone.
We have drawn on expertise from across the UK government and industry to review our design and to help us test and improve the app. We have involved experts from the National Cyber Security Centre to make sure it is safe and secure to use.
Data protection law and NHS standards set out a framework of protective measures that we have followed to make sure the app is legally compliant and meets the standards expected to keep data secure and confidential.
As part of our commitment to transparency, we’ll publish the key security and privacy designs alongside the source code.