Health teams in Grampian have been praised after dealing with more than 6,000 people diagnosed with Covid-19 last year and almost 23,000 close contacts.
Contact tracers in the north-east are coping so well with Covid-19 they are taking on cases from other parts of the country, the Evening Express can reveal today.
Only one pub in Aberdeen has been asked to provide its list of customers to the NHS contact tracers who are investigating the city’s coronavirus outbreak.
The First Minister said she would not "comment speculatively" on claims an Aberdeen bar had to proactively get in touch with contact tracers in the wake of a recent outbreak in the city.
Britain abandoned coronavirus testing in March because the outbreak was already out of control and hundreds of thousands of people were infected, officials have admitted.
Scottish Government officials have no record of how many people in Scotland have been contact traced for coronavirus since the pandemic began, The Courier can reveal.
Less than a quarter of IT experts believe the UK’s coronavirus contact tracing app will be effective, according to a survey.
Any changes in the Covid-19 contact tracing app will be “fully explained to users” and “remain entirely voluntary”, NHSX has said, after internal documents revealed potential development ideas.
Some new Huawei phones and some older mobiles cannot run the NHS contact tracing app being trialled on the Isle of Wight, NHSX has said.
Concerns have been raised about the Government’s Covid-19 contact-tracing app’s reliance on self-reporting and the risk it could be used to “prank” people.
Lockdown restrictions could be eased for outdoor activities, officials have indicated as the UK’s declared death toll from coronavirus passed Italy’s to become the highest in Europe.
Despite assurances by officials, privacy campaigners and other voices continue to express concern about data held within the country’s coronavirus contact tracing app.
A “test, track and trace” programme is considered a route to easing current lockdown measures while still containing the spread of Covid-19.
Health Secretary Matt Hancock has dismissed warnings by civil liberties campaigners that a new coronavirus contact tracing app could open the door to widespread “state surveillance”.
Test, track, and trace has become a key message in the fight against coronavirus and on Monday we learned more about the third element to this crucial approach.
While a contact-tracing app is being pitched as one possible solution to safely ease lockdown measures, there remain some concerns and limitations that experts behind the technology are exploring.
Failing to follow Apple and Google’s framework for a coronavirus contact tracing app risks pushback from the tech giants, a cyber security expert has warned.
A smartphone app designed to help limit the spread of coronavirus upon the eventual relaxation of lockdown measures is due to be trialled soon.
Contact tracing apps must be made with privacy at their heart and only keep data as long as necessary, governments have been told.
A contact tracing app could help stop the spread of coronavirus but 80% of smartphone owners would need to use it, new research suggests.
Technology such as smartphone apps could power contact tracing and help end the coronavirus lockdown, scientists have said.