The use of digital solutions with GEO/proximity tracking for COVID-19
The objective with this work-package is to monitor and understand how different digital solutions regarding GEO/proximity tracking can help address the COVID-19 pandemic.
According to the Pepp-PT organization more than 40 countries are considering implementing a proximity app based on their concept. Both Italy and Germany are considering as significant measures to address the process of exiting the lock-down. There is another organisation DP3T, which has a more de-centralized solution to optimize data-privacy. Their solution is used / about to used in Austria and Switzerland.
The initial models by the scientists and the user feedback would suggest that it may be a rather feasible alternative.
Illusration from https://045.medsci.ox.ac.uk/mobile-app
This is specific information by country we have (continuously updated):
- France: The app "StopCovid" is considered for potential use.
(Started testing the week of 6th of April)
- United Kingdom: