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Covid Tracker App

Download the COVID Tracker app

COVID Tracker is a free and easy-to-use mobile phone app that can:

  • alert you if you have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for coronavirus
  • advise you on what to do to protect yourself and others
  • alert other app users that you were in close contact with, if you test positive for coronavirus

Go to the COVID Tracker app website

Read more information about why you should use the app and how it works on the COVID Tracker app website

Download the app

You can download the app from Apple’s App Store or the Google Play Store.

App development documentation

On 25 June 2020 we published several important documents as part of our ongoing commitment to openness and transparency in the development of the COVID Tracker app.

These include:

  • Data Protection Impact Assessment
  • source code
  • Product Explainer for the Covid Tracker app
  • a series of app design and development reports - these are available on GitHub

Read more about COVID Tracker app, privacy and how we use your data 

Covid Tracker GitHub

A GitHub site for the Covid Tracker App has been set up and can be accessed here: https://github.com/HSEIreland/

Data Protection Impact Assessment

A DPIA is an important document that clearly and transparently defines what data the app uses and how it protects that data in full compliance with GDPR. The DPIA for the Covid Tracker app has been finalised on the basis of feedback from the Attorney General’s Office and from the Office of the Data Protection Commissioner. Download the DPIA 

The Data Protection Information Notice (DPIN)

The Data Protection Information Notice (DPIN) or privacy policy can be found here: https://github.com/HSEIreland/covidtracker-documentation/blob/master/documentation/privacy/DPINV1.1.mdown

Source code

The source code contains the set of instructions used to make the app do its job. For people who can read the code (computer scientists/software developers) it provides complete transparency in relation to how the app functions. The source code can be found here: https://github.com/HSEIreland/covid-tracker-app

Additional documentation

Further documentation in relation to privacy

Further Documentation in relation to Research

Further Technical Documentation