Together, let’s slow down the spread of COVID-19. The Canada Covid Alert app notifies you if you’ve been around for the last 14 days and says they’ve tested positive.
COVID Warning uses Bluetooth to exchange random codes with nearby phones. It does not use or access any location data. COVID Alert works by determining how far away the Bluetooth signal strength of other phones is.
Several times a day, COVID Alerts checks a list of codes of people who have positively tested the app to tell you if a code you received matches the positive codes, you’ll receive a notification.
If you tested positive for COVID-19, you’ll get a one-time key with your diagnosis to enter COVID alert. The application asks permission to share your random codes with a central server for the last 14 days
Other phones check the central server from time to time throughout the day using COVID alerts. If they record any code that matches the codes on the central server, their user will be notified that they were published.
There is no way to know the cavid warning:
– Your location – COVID Alert does not use GPS or location services
– Your name or address
– The place or time you were near someone
-If you are currently near someone who was previously diagnosed
Provincial and regional governments are working to support COVID warnings across Canada. In some places, people still can’t report a COVID-19 diagnosis through this app.
No matter where you are, it’s still helpful to keep COVID alerts. That way, when people are able to report a diagnosis, you’ll know if you’ve been with them.
Covid Alert was created by Health Canada with the Canadian Digital Service in the personal exposure notification framework of Apple and Google.