Paisley’s MSP George Adam has urged people in Paisley to download the new ‘Protect Scotland’ app – to help slow the spread of Coronavirus and support the easing of lockdown restrictions.
The free and anonymous app will help stop the spread of COVID-19 and can be downloaded onto phones immediately. It will let users know if they have come into close contact with someone who has tested positive for Covid-19 and will automatically alert users if that happens.
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.
Since launching last night, the app has already been downloaded more than 50,000 times.
George Adam said:
“The Scottish Government has now launched the ‘Protect Scotland’ proximity tracing app, to help stop the spread of the Covid-19 virus 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 so the more people who have the app, the more it can help to slow the spread of Coronavirus.
“That’s why I’m urging everyone here in Paisley to download the app as soon as possible. Let’s all protect Scotland and stop this virus spreading throughout our communities as soon as we can.”
Further information and how to download can be found at https://protect.scot/