Exposure Notifications Info

  1. Use the COVID-19 Exposure Notifications System on your Android phone

    To help understand whether you've been exposed to someone who reports having COVID-19, you can turn on Exposure Notifications. If you change your mind, you can turn it off. To use the system, you need to either download an official app from your region’s government public health authority or, if supported in your region, enable it directly in your device Settings. If you have COVID-19, you may share that info in Exposure Notifications to help alert the people you've been in contact with. If you've been exposed to someone who has shared they have COVID-19, you may be notified and provided with …
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  2. About the Exposure Notifications System and Android location settings

    On Android 10 and earlier, the Exposure Notifications System uses your phone’s Location setting and Bluetooth. There are several ways you can manage your privacy with this system. On Android 11, the Exposure Notifications System does not require the phone's Location setting to be on. Learn how to check and update your Android version. The Exposure Notifications System does not use your location data Apps that use the Exposure Notifications System are not permitted to request permission to use your device location. Why your phone’s location setting needs to be on The Exposure Notification techn…
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  3. Use an Exposure Notifications app based on a template

    To use the Exposure Notifications System, some public health authorities customize a template app provided by Google. With the template app, public health authorities can customize how an exposure is defined and some of the content within the app, such as the guidance provided after an exposure. If an Exposure Notifications app is available in your region, you can download it from the Play Store. Learn how to use the Exposure Notifications System on your phone. Share app usage & performance data with Google To help maintain and improve the template app, you can choose to share some limited, de…
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  4. Check if an Exposure Notifications app is available in your area

    The list below contains apps that work with the Exposure Notifications System. If your region isn't on the list, your public health authority hasn't made an app available yet. Regions Austria Barbados Belgium Bermuda Brazil Canada Cook Islands Croatia Cyprus Czech Republic Denmark Ecuador England and Wales Estonia Finland Germany Gibraltar Iceland Ireland Italy Japan Jersey Kazakhstan Latvia Lithuania Malta Mongolia Netherlands New Zealand Northern Ireland Norway Panama Poland Portugal Republic of Ireland Saudi Arabia Scotland Slovenia South Africa Spain Switzerland United States Alabama Arizo…
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  5. Use Exposure Notifications through your Android settings

    To use the Exposure Notifications System, some public health authorities customize a template app provided by Google. With the template app, public health authorities can customize how an exposure is defined and some of the content within the app, such as the guidance provided after an exposure. In some regions, public health authorities can choose a version of the Exposure Notifications that allows you to enable the Exposure Notifications System directly through the settings on your Android device. To make this functionality available, public health authorities customize the same information …
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  6. Self-report a positive COVID-19 test

    If you’ve received a positive test result in the last 14 days but haven't received a code from your Health Authority, you may be able to request a code within the Exposure Notifications app. Health Authorities can choose to enable the option to request a code in their Exposure Notifications app. If your Health Authority enables this option and you choose to self-report a positive result, you can request a code and receive it by text. If the option to request a code isn’t available, your Health Authority hasn’t enabled this feature. Learn how to use the COVID-19 Exposure Notifications System on…
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  7. Learn about Exposure Notifications app notifications

    Important: Check if your local Health Authority uses the Exposure Notification System. If you turn on Exposure Notifications, your local Health Authority can provide you with a verification code and ask you to upload your COVID-19 test result in your Exposure Notifications app. You may also be able to request a verification code directly in the app if your Health Authority has enabled this option. When your local health authority sends you a text message with a verification code or when you request a code, the app can verify the authenticity of the message sent by your Health Authority and not…
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