THE Department of Health and Social Care wants to know what people on the Isle of Wight think about the coronavirus test and trace app - whether we have used it or not.

It has sent out thousands of letters asking us to complete an online survey.

The government department says the feedback will help shape what changes need to be made.

The app was launched earlier this month on the Isle of Wight and will roll out across the country in the new few weeks.

Read more: Test and Trace: Will you be among the first Islanders to download the coronavirus app?

Isle of Wight MP Bob Seely said: “Our experiences can help to shape the app before it is rolled out to the rest of the country.

“I encourage all Islanders who have the letter to complete the short online survey, or there is a freephone number if people prefer. 

“The Isle of Wight is leading the way with testing this app which will help keep us all safe as lockdown measures start to be lifted over the next few weeks and months."

Up to two Islanders per household, aged over 16, can take part.

Mr Seely said: “I encourage anyone who hasn’t got the app yet to do so and I thank all those who have downloaded the app and provided feedback so far. You are all making a difference and playing a key part in preparing our country to emerge from the lockdown.”

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