As we work together to protect our communities, the Government of Canada has developed a suite of tools to help Canadians contain the spread of COVID-19 and to manage their health during the pandemic. The COVID Alert application is an exposure notification app that tells people who have downloaded the app if they may have been exposed to COVID-19.  

no personal information will be shared

The app is available for free to Canadians and can be downloaded through the App Store and Google Play stores. As of November 29, it has been downloaded over 5.5 million times.

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. The more Canadians who download and use the COVID Alert app the more effective we will be in limiting the spread of COVID-19. We hope you can help.

Your privacy is protected

COVID Alert does not use GPS or track your location.

It has no way of knowing:

  • your location
  • your name or address
  • your phone's contacts
  • the health information of anyone you're near

Nobody will get any information about you or the time you were near them. Learn more about how COVID Alert protects your privacy.