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A crucial update to the NHS contact-tracing app has been blocked by Apple and Google after the government broke the terms of agreement it made with the tech giants. The update, due to have been rolled out on Monday to coincide with the re-opening of the economy , would have allowed users who tested positive for Covid-19 to upload a log of all the times they had scanned a QR code when entering venues. This QR code could then be used to anonymously warn others if they had visited the same venue at the same time. But such a feature has been banned by Apple and Google, which provide the software that runs the NHS Covid-19 app in England and Wales. When it launched, the government had to sign up to an agreement that said the app would “not share location data from the user’s device with the public health authority, Apple or Google”. The app still works, but the latest features, which were touted by the Government last week, are not yet available, the BBC reported. While the contact-tracing app came with a feature to scan QR codes, it had not been widely used. Until now, venues had to warn NHS Test and Trace if there was a Covid outbreak at their venue. If there was an outbreak, smartphone users who had scanned the venue’s QR code could be alerted.