Portuguese digital tracking app for COVID-19 available for download


The STAYAWAY COVID mobile tracking application is now available for Android and iOS devices. The application's main objective is to detect potential exposures to people infected with COVID-19 and help contain the expansion of the pandemic through data from users who tested positive for the new coronavirus.

People who have tested positive are given a numerical code (valid for 24 hours) to enter into the app. After validation by the Direção-Geral da Saúde (Directorate-General for Health) (DGS), the application will alert other users who have been close to the infected user for 15 minutes or more. The identity of users and their contacts is never revealed.

The application was developed by the Instituto de Engenharia de Sistemas e Computadores, Tecnologia e Ciência (Institute for Systems and Computer Engineering, Technology and Science) (INES TEC), an associated laboratory of the public system, and offered to the government area of Health.

The use of the application is voluntary, free and anonymous.

For more information, please see the Staway Covid FAQ page.

Source: Portal do Governo (Government Portal)