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The BeAware Bahrain smartphone app utilises cloud technologies and location tracking to help the authorities quickly and easily identify individuals in contact with anyone who has shown COVID-19 symptoms and track and alert them.
The app sends alerts to individuals in close proximity to a positive case or when they are at a site visited by an infected person. The application also tracks the movement of infected individuals subject to quarantine for 7 days from the date of infection for Green Shield holders and 10 days for Non-Green Shield holders, publishes health recommendations and highlights the latest global developments concerning the virus.
Long With the current pandemic the whole world is facing and in line with directives of the Kingdom of Bahrain Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander and Prime Minister, His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa to deploy modern technologies in finding a solution to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the Information & eGovernment Authority (iGA), in cooperation with the National Taskforce for Combatting the Coronavirus (COVID-19), worked endlessly to introduce the BeAware Bahrain app to help support national efforts in mitigating the virus spread.
Get to know About the BeAware Bahrain app and how it helps in combating coronavirus (COVID-19) in the Kingdom of Bahrain, and what is BeAware Bahrain App and how it helps in ensuring social distancing measures, virus contact tracing, health & medical care surge facilities along with clear and tailored communications to the public.
Ever since the outbreak of COVID-19 in 2020, the Government of Bahrain, following the World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines has been implementing a critical response plan ensuring social distancing measures virus contact tracing, and health care facility surge facilities along with clear and tailored communications to the public. The Government is leveraging various digital technologies in Government’s response plans particularly towards the virus contact tracing and tailored communications.
BeAware Bahrain helps the public by:
BeAware Bahrain is an initiative by the Government of Bahrain to:
The Government of Bahrain is committed to safeguarding the privacy of data in line with the personal data protection law (PDF, 346KB, 55 pages). It assures that the data collected through the app is strictly only used for the sole purpose of limiting the spread of the Coronavirus COVID-19 contact tracing by health authorities and does not reveal the personal identity of the users to any third party. Data encryption is used to protect sensitive data.
BeAware Bahrain app provides the following services and features:
The BeAware Bahrain Mobile App, utilizing cloud and location data, enables the Government to swiftly identify, traceback and warn people who have been in contact with someone who is showing symptoms of the COVID-19 virus. The BeAware Bahrain application is available in six languages (Arabic, English, Urdu, Hindi, Bengali and Persian) to ensure that no one is left without access to the application.
The application is paired with a Bluetooth enabled, water and tamper-proof smart bracelets to augment the sharing of real-time tracking information of self-isolated individuals with health workers. The application also notifies the users in self-isolation to schedule their compulsory exit swab tests 3 days before the end of their isolation period.
We urge the public to download the app available for both iOS and Android users via the eGovernment Apps Store for their safety.
Geo-location information is used for contact tracing and setting home location during the user's COVID-19 home isolation which is later deleted after completion of isolation.
Physical activity data provides fine-grained access to location information which helps with collecting more accurate location data for COVID-19 contact tracing which is later deleted.
Bluetooth information is required while the user undergoes COVID-19 home isolation and has been provided with an electronic wristband.
This feature is used to save the app users' COVID-19 test appointment details to the user's default phone calendar, so they are reminded of their appointments.
Enables app users to upload photos and pictures of COVID-19 home isolation disputes request, report COVID-19 rapid test results, and take photos during home isolation time period.
Enables app users to download COVID-19 Vaccine Certificate and PCR certificate.
Enables app users to upload documents related to COVID -19 home isolation disputes, reporting vaccines and other issues.
The user location information is securely saved in the BeAware Bahrain backend application and is used for COVID-19-related services ONLY. The location information is not used for any other purposes.
The data collected is automatically deleted in 30 days. The location information is permanently deleted and destroyed.
For suggestions, complaints or any technical issues with the BeAware Bahrain app please contact the Government Services Contact Centre 8000 8001 or submit a request on Tawasul App.
To report suspected or confirmed cases or any questions about COVID-19, contact the hotline 80008100 set up by the Ministry of Health.
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Content Last Updated: 12 Sep, 2023