Without a vaccine or treatment, we all need to do everything we can to help stop the spread of coronavirus in our county. The new app is an important part of the government’s programme. By downloading and using the app, you’ll be helping to protect those around you – friends, family, colleagues and local communities.

The app has a number of tools to protect you, including contact tracing, local area alerts and venue check-in. The app does this while protecting your anonymity. Nobody, including the government, will know who or where a particular user is. Instead, your postcode district (the first part of your postcode) helps the app work out where the virus is spreading.

More information about the app is available on the GOV.UK website.

West Sussex County Council is encouraging all residents to download the app to help prevent the spread of coronavirus in West Sussex.