STAYAWAY COVID allows informing people who, over the previous 14 days, have been in close contact with someone infected with COVID-19.

Only after the National Health Service confirms the infection will the user who tested positive for COVID-19 obtain a numeric code – which, after being inserted in the app, will notify all the people he/she had contact with over the previous 14 days, alerting them for a potential high-risk exposure.

Neither STAYAWAY COVID, nor any technology known today, can actually identify infected people around us! The only way to know for sure is testing, which involves collecting samples from nasopharyngeal and oropharyngeal swabs, and does not provide instant results.