Thank you all
For testing the Beta software so that I don't have to.
I'm still waiting for good quality news reports quantifying how many people have been correctly identified as at risk, then processed by the track and trace (and isolate?) system and successfully quarantined with all their contacts also traced. Plus those in need being given immediate financial support to enable them to self isolate and still pay for food, accomodation, heating etc.
Until then this just seems, to my cynical mind, to be an exercise in magical thinking. We have an App. Problem solved!
Seriously, so far I haven't seen any articles quantifying the benefits that this App has produced. Apart from financial ones for the developers.
England and Wales seem to be drifting into another massive surge in new infections. How is this App helping to limit this?
Mind you, I haven't seen anything quantifying how Scotland and NI are making gains from their systems either.
There must be some obvious benefits or why are we doing this?
I seem to recall some figure like only 28% of people who are supposed to self isolate actually do. So this is surely the area to focus on.
It reminds me of governments' love of passing new legislation to make something illegal and claiming that they have fixed the problem, when there aren't enough police to enforce the law and anyone charged has to wait 2-3 years to get processed by the massively under funded and under resourced court system.
So you install the App and get a notification. Then what???