Retired teacher Beverley Attwood lives with her husband Bob in a picturesque cottage festooned with VE Day bunting in Brighstone, one of the prettiest villages on the Isle of Wight. On Thursday afternoon I found her sweeping the sunlit front garden, seemingly untroubled by events besetting the rest of the country. ‘We exist in a little bubble here,’ she smiled, downing her brush to chat. Thankfully, nobody in the village has caught the virus, as far as we know.’ This was heartening news. However, her brow furrowed when I inquired whether she had downloaded the experimental NHS Covid-19 app, which had been launched that morning. Late summer evening at the Needles, Isle of Wight,one of the most romantic and iconic places in England but also the location where the new contact tracing app is being tested Its aim is to stop the disease spreading by identifying the infected and alerting people with whom they’ve come into close contact. ‘No, my husband has got a phone that can get it, but I’m sure mine won’t,’ she said. ‘It’s very old.’ Did her mobile have internet access, which is needed for the new app? Or Bluetooth, which transmits the signal that will –… Read full this story
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