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Ireland Coronavirus Ireland: Contact tracing smartphone app is in the works, say the HSE

21:45  29 march  2020
21:45  29 march  2020 Source:   dublinlive.ie

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A new smartphone app that can alert people if they are close to a confirmed case of COVID-19 is being developed - and should be ready to go in the next ten days. Similar apps have been developed in other countries, such as Spain, Romania, Poland, and Slovakia, to help combat the spread of the coronavirus.

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Use of the app will be on an opt-in basis, HSE Director of Communications Paul Connors said at a press conference this morning. "This is a cross-government effort in relation to a very important piece of technology in fighting Covid-19," said Connors. "It will alert people close to them.

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"We're still working very closely with a number of agencies to help us get through some peculiarities such as GDPR. "We're working closely with the data protection commissioner on that. "It's likely that this will be rolled out in the next 10 days or so. Certainly, it is an opt-in process for people."

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Anyone who may have been in contact with a person who has COVID-19, is advised to contact HSE Live via 1850 24 1850 or on the HSE website here

If you are unwell with a cough, especially with respiratory symptoms (e.g. cough, high temperature, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, fever) you should isolate yourself immediately and phone your GP

If you have a COVID-19 related travel query, you can call the dedicated advice centre on (01)613 1733.

Follow the government’s latest travel advice here

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