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NHS COVID-19 app closes down

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Yesterday marked the closing down of the NHS COVID-19 app which was launched by the government to fight against the pandemic back in September 2020.

The app introduced a ‘track and trace’ system – allowing people to scan a QR code at venues so they could receive notifications if they were in close contact with someone who tested positive for coronavirus.

It also provided people with the latest advice and instructions based on their location.

In May 2021 the app also allowed people to submit their vaccine status on the app to gain entry to other countries and domestic venues.

The government deemed the app as no longer necessary, now that vaccines are so widely available.

While the closure of the app marks the end of an era, it does highlight how successful it was in getting us to the point where we no longer require it.