New COVID-19 Alert App
Since the start of the pandemic, our province’s collective goal has been to flatten the curve and keep COVID activity low. Nova Scotians have shown a steadfast commitment to this effort. As Nova Scotian's adjust to the new normal, COVID Alert is another tool that will help keep residents and communities safe and healthy. COVID Alert is one measure to prevent and reduce the spread of the virus in the province. Nova Scotians are reminded they should continue to follow all public health measures.
What is the COVID Alert App?
COVID Alert has been developed by Health Canada and it is an application for your smartphone. If you have the app installed on your phone, you can receive exposure alerts if you come into close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 and uses the app.
How does it work?
If an app user tests positive for COVID-19, they are provided a unique code from the Nova Scotia Health Authority to input into the app. If any other app users phone comes into close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 and they are using the app, they will receive a notification.
You can also download the app here: https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus/covid-alert-app/