The new NHS Covid-19 App has been launched today (Thursday 24 September) and residents and businesses are urged to play their part by helping it become a vital tool in the fight against coronavirus.
Residents with smartphones are encouraged to download the app from the AppStore or Google Play, while a wide range of businesses and community venues must, by law, create and display Covid-19 App posters at their venues.
The posters feature a QR code which customers and visitors should scan using the app to safely and securely 'check in' on arrival. Customers will receive an alert if they have recently visited a venue and may have come into contact with someone with coronavirus.
The app also allows people to report symptoms, book a coronavirus test and keep track of when any period of self-isolation is due to end.
People with symptoms, no matter how mild, should immediately self-isolate and book a test by visiting www.nhs.uk/coronavirus or calling 119. Anyone who tests positive for Covid-19 will be contacted by NHS Test and Trace and will be asked to share information about people that have been close contacts recently.
For details of local lockdown measures in force in Wolverhampton, visit www.wolverhampton.gov.uk/restrictions.