DUP Health Spokesperson, Pam Cameron MLA, has encouraged people to download and use the Department of Health's Covid-19 NI information app.
Mrs Cameron said "This new app, which is easily downloadable to mobile phones, will help provide reliable and regular updates to people here in Northern Ireland.
Whilst the app does not collect personal private details it can help gather vital information related to the postcode and age of the user, therefore helping us track the impact of Covid-19 locally. This will be able to directly help our Health Service ensure that resources are directed to areas with the greatest need.
The app will provide updated public health information regarding guidance and symptoms, as well as helping people decide if they need advice from a health care professional and how best to access that advice when necessary. This should help relieve pressure on our GPs and Community Pharmacy's.
However, in a medical emergency you should always report it immediatly by dialling 999 for assistance."