Coronavirus (COVID-19): download COVID Alert

Covid Alert app icon COVID Alert is a free exposure notification app. The app lets you know if you may have been exposed to COVID-19. You can also use the app to let others know if you test positive without sharing any personal information.

Along with following public health guidance, you can download COVID Alert to help reduce the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). The more people who use the app, the more effective it will be in helping to protect each other and our communities.

How COVID Alert works

  1. If someone tests positive for COVID-19, they receive a one-time key from their local health authority to enter into the app.
  2. The app uses your phone’s Bluetooth signal to detect how close you are to other people with the app.
  3. If someone you’ve been in close contact with (more than 15 minutes, less than 2 metres apart, over the past 14 days) later tests positive for COVID-19, you’re notified through the app that you may have been exposed. You also get advice on what to do next.

Learn more: Canada’s COVID-19 exposure notification app and How the COVID Alert app works (video).

Your privacy is important

COVID Alert doesn’t collect personally identifiable information about you. The app has no way of knowing:

  • your location
  • your name or address
  • the place or time you were near someone
  • your health information

Learn more: COVID Alert Privacy Notice (Exposure Notification).

Phone compatibility

COVID Alert should work on any smartphone released in the last 5 years including iPhone 6S or newer (running iOS 13.5 or newer) and Android devices running Android version 6 or newer.

Download the app

COVID Alert is free. It’s available for iOS and Android.

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