By Robert Koch-Institut


The Robert Koch Institute (RKI) as the nationwide public well being institute publishes the Corona-Warn-App on behalf of the German Federal Government for Germany. The app serves as a digital complement to distancing, hygiene and carrying masks. It makes use of Bluetooth know-how and the Apple/Google Exposure Notification APIs. The app is designed to assist break an infection chains by informing you if you had been lately shut to somebody who subsequently tested positive for COVID-19. However, at no time does it gather any private data. Who you are and the place you are stay secret - and your privateness is properly-protected.


Whenever you depart the house, activate the publicity logging characteristic - it is the coronary heart of the App. When enabled, smartphones change encrypted random IDs with other devices using Bluetooth.

The random IDs only provide information about the length and distance of an encounter. No one is in a position to determine the person behind these IDs. The Corona-Warn-App does not acquire any information about the location of the encounter or that of its users.

Based on most coronavirus incubation instances, the random IDs your device collects are saved in an publicity log for 14 days and then deleted. If a particular person is diagnosed with COVID-19 and chooses to share his/her personal system’s random IDs, all persons beforehand encountered will then be notified anonymously.

No one will know when, the place or with whom the publicity occasion took place. The contaminated individual remains anonymous.

In addition to the exposure notifications, affected customers will receive clear suggestions for motion. Important: Information about the notified persons is not accessible at any time.


The Corona-Warn-App is designed to be your day by day companion, without knowing your identification. Data protection is a hundred%-guaranteed all through the app’s whole service life and for all features.

• No registration: No e-mail address and no title need to be submitted.

No conclusions about identities: When you meet one other particular person utilizing the app, your smartphones solely trade random IDs.

• Decentralized storage: Data is stored solely on the smartphone itself and deleted after 14 days.

No third-get together entry: Neither the person reporting a proven COVID-19 infection, nor those who have been notified can be traced not by the Federal Government, the Robert Koch Institute, any different consumer, nor by Google.

This app is not intended for any use outside of Germany. Corona-Warn-App is the primary COVID-19 app for Germany, where it is interconnected with the national well being care system. Despite of the above, Corona-Warn-App is also available in this country. It is provided for anybody living, working, vacationing, or visiting Germany regularly or for an prolonged interval of time.

The Corona-Warn-App's Terms of Use apply: By putting in and utilizing the app, you agree to the Terms of Use.

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