Protect yourself. Protect others. Get notified.
The COVID Alert app is an exposure notification app that tells people if they may have been exposed to COVID-19. By letting people know of possible exposures before any symptoms appear we can take care of ourselves and protect our communities.
The app is available for free to Canadians and can be downloaded on the App Store and on GooglePlay.

As described in this video, the app does not collect personally identifiable information about you. It has no way of knowing: your location, your name or address, or the place or time you were near someone. No information is shared without your consent.

Canadians can be confident in the knowledge that the app is secure and that no personal information will be shared with the Government of Canada or participating partners.

“Canadians can opt to use this technology knowing it includes very significant privacy protections, I will use it.” Daniel Therrien, Privacy Commissioner of Canada
Full statement available here.

Health Canada encourages Canadians who own compatible smartphones (iOS 13.5 and newer or Android 6.0 and newer) to download and use the COVID Alert app. A digital toolkit of resources is available for organizations to draw from. It includes social media ads, educational videos, creatives, an infographic about how the app works and printer friendly posters.

For a complete selection of social media graphics, infographics and videos that are available for use, visit
Government of Canada's suite of digital tools
To help Canadians in this unprecedented time, we have put in place a suite of digital tools to provide you with information and resources. Help limit the spread of COVID-19 and protect yourself and your community.

COVID 19 app

Track symptoms, receive the latest updates, and access trusted resources.

ArriveCAN app

Help reduce wait times at Canadian ports of entry and limit points of contact.

Wellness Together Canada mental health and substance use support portal

Resources to empower you to take care of both your physical and mental health and help you manage substance use.

Please let us know if you would like information on any of these tools or material to help promote them.   
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