StopCOVID NI Contact Tracing App

Department of Health


We were engaged by Health & Social Care in Northern Ireland to co-design a contact tracing proximity app that would be safe, secure, reliable and user friendly.


We worked with the Department of Health, Nearform and Expleo to design a world-leading solution for Northern Ireland. At the earliest stage possible, prototypes were designed and tested with the public, senior stakeholders and human-rights organisations. This truly human-centred approach enabled us to gather vital feedback and insights which could be implemented iteratively before the final public-facing version was agreed.


The app works by notifying the user automatically if they have been in close contact with an app user who has added a positive COVID-19 test result to their app. Users will not know who, when or where they have come into contact with the person with COVID because the app never collects this information and will never know users’ identity or location.

The app uses the ‘Exposure Notification API’ developed by Apple and Google in a joint effort to help governments and health agencies reduce the spread of COVID-19 through contact tracing and is now available now on both the Apple App Store and Google Play Store.

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