Focus for the Week
“Make sure your life is full of ‘I can’t believe I did this’ rather than ‘I should have done it”.
A new version of the ‘Stop COVID NI’ app for young people aged between 11 – 17 years, is available for download now. The Department of Health app, alerts close contacts of other users who have tested positive for the Covid virus, thus slowing down the spread of the virus. Whilst not intended exclusively for use in schools, the Minister for Education, Peter Weir, has encouraged pupils and schools in its uptake. If a user has tested positive for Covid and enters this on the app, all other users’ phones can check to see if they have been in close contact with the confirmed case. Their app runs a probability check to determine whether there is any risk to the user, and if relevant, provides advice to self-isolate.