Please see update below from the Scottish Government:
- The Protect Scotland App is now available to secondary school children, and now anyone aged 12 and over can download the app
- For the all audience population we have also gone live yesterday with a digital campaign to remind people to download the Protect Scotland App
The free Protect Scotland App from NHS Scotland’s Test and Protect is available to download on protect.scot and via the App Store and Google Play. The App has been here to help keep Scotland safe from coronavirus, and since this was launched in September we have had 1.7 million downloads. The app has been another tool in helping stop the spread of coronavirus and complements existing contact tracing measures, helping us to determine contacts that we may have otherwise missed, and allows us to alert people at risk far more quickly so they can steps to reduce the risk of infecting others.
This app uses tried and tested technology developed by Apple and Google and is already working successfully in other countries across Europe. It works in the background using minimal data and will automatically alert you if you have been in close contact with another app user who has tested positive. And if you test positive, the app can quickly alert those you have had close contact with. The app uses Bluetooth technology, so it never knows your identity or location.
Protect Scotland Campaign for 12 – 15 Year Old
- The campaign is targeted at 12-15 year olds and their parents/guardians, and is live on TV, Digital, Social Media and PR and on Young Scot from the 14th December to the 10th of January.
- The campaign directs young people to protect.scot to download the app and find out how it works.
- The FAQ has been updated for parents/guardians and those under 16: Frequently Asked Questions | Protect Scotland
Protect Scotland Digital Campaign – All Audience
- The digital campaign is to remind the general population to download and use the Protect Scotland App.
- As communicated by the First Minister on Wednesday there was a setting issue with the app earlier this week following the most recent release which resulted in some people being advised they were a close contact. This problem was identified and resolved.
- The app is working as intended and is an important element in the contact tracing process, and people are only classified as a close contact if they have been within 2 metres of another app user for at least 15 minutes..
How to Help
We would really appreciate if you could share the appropriate assets with your audiences and via social media:
- Assets will be available on the protect.scot resource page: Stakeholder & Partner | Protect Scotland
- Download all Protect Scotland App assets for the 12-15 year-old audience via WeTransfer Here
- Download the wider Protect Scotland App asset for all audiences via we Transfer here