UK Track and Trace Apps

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Re: UK Track and Trace Apps

Post by MartinDurkin » Thu Oct 01, 2020 1:28 pm

bagpuss wrote:
Thu Oct 01, 2020 11:20 am
MartinDurkin wrote:
Thu Oct 01, 2020 10:48 am
Well I had another notification on my lockscreen. I was a bit more careful this time and when I unlocked the phone there was a notification icon at the top of the screen. Pulling down revealed a message saying something like "Someone near you has tested positive for COVID19 ...". I assumed there would be more info available and clicked on the notification, but that just opened the app which has no notification record inside it and of course the notification has disappeard.
I wonder if this means that you've been briefly in range of someone who's tested positive but that the system/app has assessed the contact as minimal or very low risk or whatever - eg if the bluetooth signal was weak and you were only in range for a very brief time.
It looks like that's what it must mean.
I haven't been out of the house for a week so I figured my only contact is likely to have been my wife. I checked on her phone and she had the notification ("oh I wondered what that red dot was!").

This is what was showing on her phone.
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It disappeared after being read.

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Re: UK Track and Trace Apps

Post by Bird on a Fire » Thu Oct 01, 2020 2:10 pm

IIRC, part of what the app does is save details of very slight exposures. One on its own might not warrant a test, but six* might. It seems a bit confusing, even disconcerting, to tell people about the sub-threshold exposures though.

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Re: UK Track and Trace Apps

Post by discovolante » Thu Oct 01, 2020 2:20 pm

Bird on a Fire wrote:
Thu Oct 01, 2020 2:10 pm
IIRC, part of what the app does is save details of very slight exposures. One on its own might not warrant a test, but six* might. It seems a bit confusing, even disconcerting, to tell people about the sub-threshold exposures though.

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Re: UK Track and Trace Apps

Post by Bird on a Fire » Thu Oct 01, 2020 2:24 pm

"Keep calm and carry on"
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Re: UK Track and Trace Apps

Post by jdc » Thu Oct 01, 2020 6:29 pm

philip wrote:
Thu Oct 01, 2020 12:14 pm
It appears that random sites on the internet have more information than the NHS site: https://twitter.com/brad_lead/status/13 ... 6211262466
Thanks philip, that looks handy.

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Re: UK Track and Trace Apps

Post by shpalman » Wed Nov 18, 2020 10:35 am

molto tricky

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Re: UK Track and Trace Apps

Post by plodder » Mon Nov 23, 2020 8:02 pm

Track and trace has now cost more than Crossrail:

https://mobile.twitter.com/EdConwaySky/ ... 1159075841

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