This App Updates You On Latest COVID-19 Developments, And Assists In Contact Tracing Too!
Protect yourself, your loved ones, and others from the dreaded virus!
With the rising number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the country, it’s paramount to stay safe as we stay informed about the latest developments of the disease and the current situation in our areas.
The StaySafe.PH app—a project spearheaded by the Interagency Task Force (IATF-EID) on Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases and National Task Force (NTF) could be greatly helpful to all of us during this time, as it “empowers the public in the fight against COVID-19 by enabling people to report their health condition and facilitate the government in contact tracing.”
How does it work? Without the need of your real name, birthdate, address, and e-mail address in signing up as a user, you can already create an account with the social media platform. You may simply provide your nickname/alias, mobile number for cyber security purposes and message notifications, age, gender, photo (optional), company name (optional), location for contact tracing (if enabled), as well as signs and symptoms being experienced by yourself or others in the household who don’t have access to the app (if any).
“If you provide some information and health condition of your family members to us, we will construe that you have obtained the necessary consent from them to both the disclosure and the processing of his personal information in accordance with our policy,” according to its official website. For children below 13 years old, parental consent is required.
The StaySafe.PH app assures that “reasonable and appropriate physical, technical, and organizational measures to prevent the loss, destruction, misuse, or alteration of your information” will be strictly implemented. There’s also an option for you to have your personal information removed or deactivate your account.
Apart from allowing you to report how you’re feeling and get basic medical information on your condition, you can also access important details such as emergency contact numbers, medical services, distribution of relief goods, and government alerts on the app. With it, not only can you continue to protect yourself and others from COVID-19, and keep identities and other information safe; you can also be a significant contribution to the national level tracing of coronavirus.
Download the StaySafe.PH app today!