Tynemouth MP Alan Campbell is urging local residents to continue using the NHS Covid App after further changes were announced this week.
From Monday, the App has been tweaked so fewer contacts will be advised to self-isolate following a close contact with a positive case.
The app will look for contacts two days prior, rather than five, when someone without symptoms tests positive.
Alan said “Hopefully this change will help strike a better balance, keeping us safe while minimising disruption. I strongly encourage everyone, even those fully vaccinated, to continue using the app”.