Millions risk being locked out of Covid-19 contact tracing app

May 15, 2020 at 03:07PM

Many people in Britain lack internet access and sufficient tech skills, charities warn MPs

Ten million people in the UK risk being locked out of the Covid-19 contact-tracing app because of a “digital divide”, putting potential constraints on their ability to access work and safeguard their health, a parliamentary committee has heard.

Almost 2m households in the UK do not have any internet access, Helen Milner, the chief executive of Good Things Foundation, a digital inclusion charity, told the culture, media and sport committee.

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