LOCAL MSP URGES PEOPLE TO DOWNLOAD ‘PROTECT SCOTLAND’ APP

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LOCAL MSP URGES PEOPLE TO DOWNLOAD ‘PROTECT SCOTLAND’ APP

Rutherglen MSP Clare Haughey is encouraging local residents to download the new ‘Protect Scotland’ app – to help slow the spread of coronavirus and support the easing of lockdown restrictions.

The app can be downloaded onto phones and will let users know if they have come into close contact with someone who has tested positive for Covid-19. 

No personal identifiable information will be entered on the app and the Scottish Government has assured that it will not monitor the location of individuals as the app uses Bluetooth technology, and not GPS, to identify contacts.

Commenting, the local MSP said:

“The Scottish Government has now launched the ‘Protect Scotland’ proximity tracing app, to help stop the spread of Covid-19 and complement the person-to-person approach of Test and Protect.

“The app – which takes less than a minute to download – will allow us to alert people at risk far more quickly, so that we can all take steps to reduce the risk of infecting others.

“Scotland’s official contact tracing app will help us all to protect ourselves, our family, our friends and our community by enabling faster contact tracing.

“The more people who have the app, the more it can help to slow the spread of coronavirus.

“That’s why I’m urging people across Rutherglen and Cambuslang to download the app – and let’s all protect Scotland.”

ENDS

Notes:

https://protect.scot/

Date published: 14th September 2020

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