People tested for Covid-19 in NHS hospitals and Public Health England labs were unable to share their results with the NHS’s contact-tracing app in England, it has emerged.
The Department of Health and Social Care said on Saturday evening that the issue, which was was revealed on Friday by the app’s official Twitter account as it responded to a complaint from someone unable to log their result, has now been fixed.
The app, which launched two days ago, requires a code which the user said was not provided in the text and email he received with his result.
“If your test took place in a Public Health England lab or NHS hospital, or as part of national surveillance testing by the Office for National Statistics, test results cannot currently be linked with the app whether they’re positive or negative. Thanks,” the NHS