Rapid Review of Contact Tracing Methods for COVID-19

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This rapid review explores the question “How can we undertake ‘people-powered’ contact tracing activity at scale? What types of options are available?”. The main focus of the report will be on investigating any methods and evidence around digitally enhanced people-powered contact tracing. The spectrum of available methodologies for contact tracing range from paper-based methods to fully automated, anonymous digital contact tracing using mobile phone Apps and Bluetooth or geolocation services. Selected examples are provided.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationGlasgow
PublisherUniversity of Strathclyde
Number of pages22
Publication statusPublished - 29 Apr 2020


  • COVID-19
  • coronavirus
  • contact tracing
  • digital health
  • mobile applications
  • geolocation services


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