Follow these steps to find the COVID app on your Android:

Step 1 - Find and install the NHS COVID-19 app on the Google Play Store

  1. Find the Google Play Store app and tap on it to open it.
  2. Tap on the Search for apps & games search box.
  3. Type in “NHS COVID-19” to search for the app. You'll see a list of results. Select the app with the name “NHS COVID-19 app”.
  4. Tap on Install to start downloading.

Step 2 - Switch on Bluetooth in your phone’s settings

  1. Once the app has downloaded, you’ll need to switch on Bluetooth so that it can work.
  2. Go to your phone’s home screen. Find Settings and tap on it to open.
  3. Scroll down in Settings until you find Connected devices or Connections and tap on it to open.
  4. Find Bluetooth and tap on it. You may need to open Connected preferences to find Bluetooth, depending on your phone model.
  5. Tap the slider button next to Bluetooth to switch it on. It should change colour once Bluetooth is on.

Step 3 - Using the app

  1. Return back to your phone’s home screen where you can see all of your apps. Find the NHS COVID-19 app and tap on it to open.
  2. Your NHS COVID-19 app is now up and running.
  3. You can use your phone as normal. However, make sure you keep the app running in the background and your Bluetooth turned on.
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