Protect Scotland App

Test and Protect image of people at a bus stop using smart phones

NHS Scotland launched the Protect Scotland app last week. It is an important tool in the battle against COVID-19 and we would encourage all eligible members of the school community to install the app on their iOS and Android phones.

Some key information about the app:

  • The app will alert you if you come into close contact with someone who then tests positive for COVID-19
  • If you yourself test positive for COVID-19 you will be provided with a code that will allow you to use the app to alert others with whom you have been in contact with
  • The app is entirely anonymous and at no point is your name or any personal details stored or shared
  • The app is intended for people who are 16 years old and over

You can download the app from the links below. Once downloaded, launch the app and follow the instructions to set it up.

Google Play Store (Android)

Apple App Store (iOS)

Further information

If you would like further information about how the app works and how it maintains privacy then you may find the following links useful.