Coronalert BE

3.8
6.12K reviews
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About this app

Coronalert aims at breaking the infection chains: the app tells you when you may have come into contact with someone who has subsequently received a positive COVID-19 diagnosis. The application serves as a digital complement to social distance, hygiene and mask wearing. It uses Bluetooth technology and Apple/Google exposure notification APIs. However, it does not collect personal information at any time. Who you are and where you are remains secret - and your privacy is well protected.

HOW THE APPLICATION WORKS
Every time you leave the house, you activate the exposure recording function - this is the heart of the application. When enabled, smartphones exchange encrypted random identifiers with other devices using Bluetooth.
Random identifiers only provide information about the duration and distance of an encounter. No one can identify the person behind the random IDs. The Coronalert App does not collect any information about the location of the encounter or the location of its users.
Depending on the maximum incubation times of coronaviruses, the random identifiers that your device collects, are stored in an exposure log for 14 days and then deleted. If a person is diagnosed with COVID-19 and chooses to share the random IDs from their own device, then all previously encountered persons will be notified anonymously. No one will know when, where or with whom the exposure occurred. The infected person remains anonymous.
In addition to exposure notifications, affected users will receive clear recommendations for action.
Important: Information about the persons notified is not accessible at all times.

HOW TO ENSURE DATA SECURITY
The Coronalert App is designed to be your everyday companion, without knowing your identity. Data protection is 100% guaranteed for the lifetime of the app and for all functions.
- No registration required: No email addresses or names are to be submitted.
- No conclusions about identities: When you meet another person using the application, your smartphones exchange only random identifiers.
- Decentralized storage: Data is stored only on the smartphone itself and deleted after 14 days.
- No access by third parties: Neither the person who reports a proven COVID-19 infection nor the persons who have been notified, can be traced - neither by the federal government, Sciensano, another user, nor Google.
Coronalert App is the main COVID-19 application for Belgium, where it is interconnected with the national healthcare system (Sciensano). It is intended for anyone living or working in Belgium, being on holiday in the country or visiting Belgium regularly or for a long period of time.
Updated on
Jan 27, 2022

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
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3.8
6.12K reviews
Nadège Supornpaibul
April 7, 2021
I find it handy it switches it self on automatically as soon as Bluetooth is on (unlike the French app which you need to manually switch on every time). It's a shame though that test results for a pcr taken at the Ecocare centre at Brussels airport (returning from abroad with a code) shows as "not available" when I've had the results by email for 3 days! Too bad it doesn't say the amount of vaccinated people either... Could be much better...
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Sean Styven
October 29, 2021
One of the worst apps I've seen. It's a shame after a year and a half of the pandemic, that we are still at this level of buggyness. Try to add your test to the app? Need to click a link in an sms, opens in an iframe in the app, crashes the first few times, asks if you did the test because of the app ( shouldn't you know this??). Try to get your test result? Shows result, close the app, open, test results are gone.. "no results yet". Such huge potential, totally wasted by this app.
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Stephane Devaux
December 19, 2020
Random red expositions notifications come up every other day, even when I stayed alone at home for 3 days in a row. Thankfully, once I check, the notification has dissapeared and the app says everything is all right. Giving false alerts like that, and similar behaviours, makes me want to uninstall the app or disable the notifications altogether. That's really counter-productive. Other than that, and it's not so much about the app. But I had to buy a new smartphone to be able to use it properly. The concept that everybody has a good enough smartphone and can enable bluetooth all the time is not realistic.
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What's new

Thank you all! More than 3,4 million of you have downloaded the application. We have improved the application. If you have a question, suggestion or if you encounter a problem using our application, please do not hesitate to contact us on our website.
- Statistics for the 3 doses.
- Optimisation