By Robert Koch-Institut


The Robert Koch Institute (RKI) – in its capability as the central federal institution for public health and as the German national public health institute – publishes the Corona-Warn-App on behalf of the German government. The app serves as a digital complement to distancing, hygiene and carrying masks. Additionally, it supplies a performance to add your digital vaccination certificates to prove your vaccination status. It uses Bluetooth expertise and the Google Exposure Notification APIs. The app is designed to assist break infection chains by informing you if you had been lately close to someone who subsequently tested positive for corona. However, at no time does it gather any personal information. Who you may be and where you're remain secret – and your privacy is well-protected.


Exposure logging is the core of the app and may always be lively. When enabled, smartphones change encrypted random IDs with different devices utilizing Bluetooth.

The random IDs only present details about the length and distance of an encounter. No one is prepared to determine the particular person behind these IDs. The Corona-Warn-App doesn't gather any information about the situation of the encounter or that of its users.

Based on maximum corona incubation occasions, the random IDs your smartphone collects are stored in an exposure log for 14 days after which deleted. If a person is identified with corona and chooses to share his/her own smartphone’s random IDs, all persons beforehand encountered will then be notified anonymously.

No one will know when, where or with whom the exposure event happened. The contaminated person stays nameless.

In addition to the publicity notifications, affected customers will receive clear recommendations for motion. Important: Information concerning the notified persons isn't accessible at any time.


The Corona-Warn-App is designed to be your daily companion, with out knowing your id. This is why the app can't tell anybody who you might be. Data protection is absolutely assured all through the app’s entire service life.

- No registration required: No email handle and no identify must be submitted.

- No personal data is transmitted: When you encounter one other individual utilizing the app, your smartphones solely exchange random IDs. They measure the time and distance of an encounter, but don't enable to identify individuals or discover out areas.

- Decentralized storage: Data is saved only on the smartphone itself and deleted after 14 days.

- No third-party entry: Neither the particular person reporting a proven corona an infection, nor those that have been notified can be traced – not by the German authorities, the Robert Koch Institute, some other person, nor by Google.

This app isn't supposed for any use outside of Germany. Corona-Warn-App is the principle corona app for Germany, where it's interconnected with the national well being care system. Despite of the above, Corona-Warn-App is also out there in this nation. It is provided for anyone dwelling, working, vacationing, or visiting Germany regularly or for an prolonged time frame.

The phrases of use for the Corona-Warn-App apply: By putting in and utilizing this app, you settle for these phrases of use.

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