The COVID Tracker app is closing down

The COVID Tracker app was a digital contact tracing mobile app by the Irish Government and the Health Service Executive (HSE). It was released on 7 July 2020 to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in Ireland.

The app is no longer needed because of:

  • the success of the COVID-19 vaccination programme 
  • access to treatment for people at highest risk from the virus
  • high levels of COVID-19 immunity in the population

We will use the knowledge, technology and lessons learnt from the app to help respond to future pandemic threats and inform how we provide digital services in the future. As we committed to under the Data Protection Impact Assessment we are closing down the app, deleting the limited amount of data that was stored centrally and winding down the technology that the app was built on. 

From Friday, 30 June the app will no longer be available to download from the App Store and Play Store. Contact tracing will be turned off and statistics will no longer be updated. You can continue to use the app to carry your COVID certificate. The app will be switched off completely at the start of August.

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Deleting the app

You can choose to delete the app and your data at any stage.

To delete the app on iPhone:

  1. Touch and hold the app on the Home Screen.
  2. Tap ‘Remove App.’
  3. Tap ‘Delete App’ to delete it from your iPhone.

To delete the app on Android:

  1. Touch and hold the app on the Home Screen.
  2. Tap ‘Uninstall.’

Contact tracing

The app is no longer being used as part of contact tracing. It is no longer sending notifications or being updated with anonymous information about positive cases. 

COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate

You can still use the app to store your COVID Vaccination Certificate, but it is no longer needed for travel in the EU. 

If you delete the app and need your COVID Vaccination Certificate later, you can request a copy of your COVID Vaccination Cert by email.

Privacy and transparency

As part of our commitment to privacy and transparency we will be deleting the small amount of data that was collected by the app at the beginning of August.

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