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The #OstaniZdrav mobile application

The mobile application for protecting public health and lives, #OstaniZdrav (#StayHealthy), is a tool that informs you if you have been in contact with an infected person. With its use and the observance of recommendations, each person contributes their share to restricting the spread of the virus and the protection of our own health, the health of our loved ones and that of society as a whole.

The #OstaniZdrav mobile application is intended to record contact between persons who have installed the application on their mobile phones. The purpose of the mobile application is to facilitate the work of epidemiologists in tracking contacts, especially of those that we are unaware that have happened. Through the application, users are warned in a safe and anonymous way that they have been exposed to a risky contact. The application notifies the user that their risk of infection has increased and encourages them to behave even more responsibly.

Install it while you are still healthy

It is of the utmost importance to install the #OstaniZdrav mobile application before contracting SARS-CoV-2 as only in this way can a user with a confirmed infection, by transmitting temporary exposure keys, warn all other users who have saved rolling proximity identifiers that they have been exposed to a risky contact. Installation after infection has been confirmed is useless as the application does not then provide a warning in real time if an infected individual approaches another person. 

Supported devices

The #OstaniZdrav mobile application operates on smartphones with the iOS operating system, which use at least the 13.5 version, and on smartphones with the Android 6 or newer operating system. The application can be installed on 11,821 Android devices (list of devices).

Huawei devices

With the #OstaniZdrav mobile application, Slovenia fully follows the open-source application, Corona-Warn-App (CWA), developed in Germany.

New Huawei devices, which do not have access to the services of Google Play and thus to GAEN, cannot use the CWA application and consequently the #OstaniZdrav mobile application.

If the Ministry of Public Administration had developed the #OstaniZdrav mobile application for Huawei Contact Shield API, it is assessed that this would result in significant additional costs and greater risk for compatibility with CWA. Once CWA includes support for Huawei, this will be adjusted to the #OstaniZdrav mobile application.

Cross-border key exchange – interoperability

The #OstaniZdrav mobile application will exchange the rolling proximity identifiers with all applications using the Google/Apple Exposure Notification system. The back-end system of the #OstaniZdrav mobile application will connect with the European Central Server (managed by the European Commission) from where it will receive temporary exposure keys of users of applications in other EU countries and it will send temporary exposure keys of Slovenian users to the Central Server.

Currently Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, the Netherlands, Poland and Spain are included in the cross-border exchange.