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Differences between the NHS App and NHS COVID App

Download and use the app explainer on social media, webpages and in presentations to clarify the difference between the NHS App and the NHS COVID-19 app.

Introduction

The NHS App provides a simple and secure way for people to access a range of NHS services on their smartphone or tablet. The NHS App lets you share your COVID-19 status, order repeat prescriptions and a range of NHS services.

The NHS COVID-19 app is the fastest way to see if you're at risk from coronavirus and is available to download in England and Wales. The NHS COVID-19 app is a contact tracing app, which also lets you check in to places like bars and restaurants. The faster you know, the quicker you can alert and protect your loved ones and community, helping to stop the spread of coronavirus.

With the NHS App you can:
  • share your COVID-19 status
  • order repeat prescriptions
  • access NHS 111 online
  • book and cancel appointments at your GP surgery
  • view your GP medical record
  • get access to a range of other NHS services
With the NHS COVID App you can:
  • get alerts if you've been near other users with the app who have tested positive for coronavirus
  • use the app's QR scanner to check into places like bars and restaurants
  • check symptoms, book or order tests
  • count down your isolation days

Further information

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The NHS App provides a simple and secure way for people to access a range of NHS services on their smartphone or tablet.

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Last edited: 17 June 2021 4:45 pm