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Hands-On with Canada’s COVID Alert Exposure Notification App [PICS]
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Hands-On with Canada’s COVID Alert Exposure Notification App [PICS]

If all goes to plan, Canada’s COVID Alert exposure notification app might see its first debut on Friday, July 24, according to what Ontario Premier Doug Ford told reporters this week. On Wednesday, Health Canada launched a beta test of the COVID Alert app for iOS and Android users. Here’s a quick look at the COVID Alert app and how it works on an iPhone. How to sign up for the COVID Alert app beta test? Just click here and you should receive a TestFlight notification email within 24 hours. This is Apple’s app that lets you beta test applications from developers on your iPhone and other devices.COVID Alert says you can take a screenshot of the app at any time and share feedback with the federal government. There are options to launch the app in both French and English. The ap...
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Government launches beta test program for COVID-19 contact tracing app

The federal government has launched a beta test program for its upcoming voluntary nationwide COVID-19 contact tracing app. “This app is now in its Beta phase and we need your help to test it. Beta phase means the software is built, but we need people (like you!) to test the app and ensure it’s working smoothly,” the beta program reads. Participants have to be residing in Canada and be over the age of 18. Once you sign-up for the program, you will receive detailed instructions about how to download the app to your phone. Then you will be asked to complete a task using the app, and provide feedback on your experience. The government notes that the entire process will take between two to four days. Participants can stop at any time...
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Premier Ford says Ontario waiting on Ottawa to launch contact tracing app

Ontario Premier Doug Ford says that the nationwide ‘COVID Alert’ contact tracing app is ready to go, and that the delay is due to the federal government. The app was originally supposed to launch in Ontario on July 2nd, and now two weeks later there isn’t any word on when it will be released. After it was supposed to launch in Ontario for testing, it was going to roll out to other provinces. “Right now it’s with the feds. We’re ready here in Ontario. We’re just waiting for the green light from the federal government,” Ford told reporters during a press conference on July 15th. Health Minister Patty Hajdu told that the federal government is currently working on addressing some bugs within the app and that developers are working t...
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Quebec launches public consultation regarding upcoming contact tracing app

The Quebec government has launched a public consultation regarding the upcoming launch of a COVID-19 contact tracing app. This comes as the federal government is getting ready to roll out a voluntary nationwide contact tracing app called ‘COVID Alert.’ Quebec outlines that this public consultation makes it “one of the rare states to sound out public opinion in this respect.” “The Government of Québec is considering making available to its citizens, who have a smartphone, a mobile application that would help reduce the spread of COVID-19, by informing them, anonymously, that they have been in contact with an infected person,” the consultation page reads. Quebecers can access the consultation through the government’s website and si...
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Government delays launch of COVID-19 contact tracing app in Ontario

The government has delayed the launch of its ‘COVID Alert’ contact tracing app, which was supposed to roll out in Ontario on July 2nd. A spokesperson for the Ministry of Health told The Canadian Press that the app is expected to launch soon, and that Ontario is still working with the federal government. The province hasn’t provided a new date regarding the app’s launch. Once it does launch, Ontario will be the first province to test COVID Alert. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau previously announced that the app would launch in the rest of the country in the coming weeks. Trudeau has stressed that the app is completely voluntary, and that it is up to Canadians to decide if they want to download it. However, he has noted the app will ...