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41% of KentLive readers admit deleting or not having NHS Test and Trace app

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The NHS Test and Trace app has become the talking point of the pandemic over recent months.

The app exists with the goal of keeping people safe and notifying users when they have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for coronavirus.

However, recent weeks have seen a rapid rise in the number of people being told to self-isolate by the app and many have questioned its accuracy.

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With so many people being put into isolation, some have cleverly renamed the pandemic the 'pingdemic'.

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KentLive asked its readers for their opinions on the NHS app.

It emerged that 41 per cent of readers currently don't have the app installed on their phone, for a number of reasons.

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22 per cent of participants admitted to never downloading the app in the first place, 16 per cent say they did have the app but have now deleted it and 3 per cent don't have it downloaded, although intend to do so.

Many have deleted the app

The other 58 per cent of participants do have the app active and scanning on their devices.

KentLive also asked its readers how they would grade the NHS app on a scale of 1 to 5, 1 being the worst and 5 being the best.

Interestingly, the question split the population with 27 per cent giving it the worst mark of 1 and 24 per cent scoring it at the top with 5.

Only 11% of people have been 'pinged' over the last month

Other findings include that 11 per cent of readers have been 'pinged' by the app over the past four weeks.

Of those forced to isolate, just under two thirds agreed that doing so was not disruptive to their plans be it work, family, home or leisure.

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