This insights report delves into young people’s opinions and expectations of COVID-19 interventions including the HSE Contact Tracing App, a potential vaccine and a possibility of a lockdown.
Contact Tracing App
Two-thirds of respondents have downloaded the HSE COVID-19 Tracker app. Reasons for not downloading the app include privacy concerns, issues with their phone’s age or storage and the person’s location. One-third of respondents have concerns about the app, in particular, concerns about privacy and effectiveness.
First impressions of the app are broadly positive, with users saying that the app is simple, easy-to-use and informative. Notable complaints include the Bluetooth draining battery life and the lack of notification to remind users to check-in.