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# contact tracing
Poll: Are you still using the Covid-19 tracker app?
As cases rise health officials fear that transmission could once again spread within the community.

IT’S A MONTH since the launch of the HSE’s new Covid-19 contact tracing app.

Since then, the app has had well over one million downloads, with the take-up rate heralded as being “the most successful launch” of the app anywhere in the world, said HSE CEO Paul Reid last month. 

The app is intended to help contact tracing, particularly with people who aren’t family and friends, and uses Bluetooth technology to determine whether you’ve been a close contact of someone who’s tested positive for the virus.

Users are encouraged to switch on their Bluetooth settings, and to check in with their symptoms every day. The bluetooth function means that users will be notified via the app if they have been a close contact of a confirmed case. 

As cases begin to rise again – particularly in Kildare, Laois and Offaly – health officials fear that transmission could once again spread within the community. 

Of the 174 cases reported yesterday, around 50 of them were reported outside of the three counties now under new restrictions.

With that in mind, we want to know: Are you still using the Covid-19 tracker app?

Poll Results:

Yes, I check in every day (4772)
Yes, I check in most days (4130)
I didn't download it  (3969)
No, I've stopped using it (2828)
Yes, but I only check in once or twice per week (2793)
Yes, but I only have the bluetooth contact tracing function enabled  (1808)

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