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    NHS Covid-19: App users unable to input negative tests - BBC News

    You just can't input negative test results ...


    People in England who test negative for Covid-19 are unable to share the result with the new NHS app for England and Wales if they did not book the test through it in the first place.

    The app asks for a code to register a test result but a code is only received if the test is positive.

    Those who enter that they have symptoms without entering a result find a self-isolation countdown begins.

    The Department for Health and Social Care said the app would be updated.

    People who have been using the app since its launch on Thursday, and who had already booked tests before downloading it, have found that they are unable to stop the self-isolation countdown after reporting symptoms if they then get a negative result, because it does not come with a code they can share.

    "That's so confusing as the app doesn't tell you that can't enter negative test booked outside it," said Prof Deborah Ryan, who originally contacted the BBC.

    "And the app still tells you to quarantine if you entered symptoms. So this means I can't turn off the self-isolation alert in the app?"

    The self-isolation alert cannot be de-activated in this situation.

    In addition, tests taken as a result of the Office for National Statistics surveys, and those taken in an NHS Hospital or Public Health England lab, cannot be shared on the app regardless of the result, according to a tweet from the app's official account .

    It is not clear how many test results would be affected by this.

    In Wales, lab test results come with notification tokens for the app, Ifan Evans, health director for digital technology and transformation, tweeted .

    The Department of Health said that using the app is "entirely voluntary" and advice to get a test or self-isolate cannot be enforced.

    Tests booked via the app will have the results automatically shared with it, it said.

    According to the data analyst App Annie the NHS Covid-19 app has been downloaded around 4m times so far.

    "By downloading this app you are helping protect yourself and others. If you book your test via the app then the results will be automatically recorded in the app and the isolation countdown will be updated," said a DHSC spokesman.

    If you are asked to self-isolate for 14 days because you have been in close contact with somebody who has tested positive, you are advised by health officials to do so even if you later test negative yourself
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    World beating eh? I wonder what world the Tories are talking about

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    Yes, we need to contact trace people in contact with those who dont have it.

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    Another brilliant bug is that if you check-in with the app it doesn't check you out for hours. So you could be safely at home but be told to isolate by the app as someone who arrived 2 hours after you is positive.

    Oh and if you don't self-isolate when told to you will get a nice fat fine from 28th September.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SueEllen View Post
    Another brilliant bug is that if you check-in with the app it doesn't check you out for hours. So you could be safely at home but be told to isolate by the app as someone who arrived 2 hours after you is positive.

    Oh and if you don't self-isolate when told to you will get a nice fat fine from 28th September.
    There are so many reasons not to install the app (assuming you even have a phone that is compatible) - It beggars belief how these Tories manage to get up in the morning and dress themselves!
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    Phones cant do what everyone wants them to do in this.

    IF the idiots who think they will are distracted on this then they wont get involved in the important bits that do matter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by minestrone View Post
    Phones cant do what everyone wants them to do in this.

    IF the idiots who think it will are distracted on this then they wont get involved in the important bits that do matter.
    Care to re-write those 2 sentences in a way that makes them coherent?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SueEllen View Post
    Another brilliant bug is that if you check-in with the app it doesn't check you out for hours. So you could be safely at home but be told to isolate by the app as someone who arrived 2 hours after you is positive.

    Oh and if you don't self-isolate when told to you will get a nice fat fine from 28th September.
    Which is when I'll be deleting the app. What is the point of a tracing app which doesn't actually trace your whereabouts?
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    The English “World Beating App” uses 50% of my phone’s battery in 24 hours.

    Watching your wife on pronhub uses less battery.
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    I just got an email telling me to download and install the world beating app.

    I downloaded, installed it and deleted it after hearing all the bugs. (Plus all the pubs that serve food take bookings with your phone number anyway.)
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