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StopCOVID NI Mobile App

This app, from our health service, tells you automatically if you’ve been near someone who tests positive for COVID-19.

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StopCOVID NI Proximity App

As  restrictions are removed  and NI citizens start to return to a more normal way of living it is important to remember that the Coronavirus (COVID-19)   is still in circulation.

One of the tools that people can use to help protect themselves and others is to activate the ‘STOPCovid NI’ proximity app.

The app has now been updated to support iOS 12.5 which means that people with an iphone 5s and 6 can now download the App to their devices.

The App has been designed to assist in stopping the spread of Covid-19 in Northern Ireland, by anonymously contacting people who have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19.

It will help contact people you don’t know, that would not be warned by the manual contact tracing process, that they might be infected.

To  download  and find out more about how the app works please go to:

Contact Details

If you have any questions about the StopCOVID NI app please email 


If you want to know more about the app and the technologies used, please read our FAQS.

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Open Source

HSC have provided the source code and related documentation for the StopCOVID NI app for review by users and other developers. This is to ensure full transparency and open public collaboration.

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StopCOVID NI v2.3.1 has satisfied the conformity assessment requirements for CE marking.

Date of Manufacture
July 30 2020

Manufacturer Contact Details
Health and Social Care Northern Ireland
Department of Health (DoH)
Castle Buildings
Stormont, Belfast
Northern Ireland

App’s Intended Purpose
To support the public health response to the COVID-19 crisis in Northern Ireland. If you test positive for COVID-19 you can tell the app. Other app users that you’ve been close to, and might have spread the infection to, will then get an alert. The alert will advise them to self-isolate.