A summary weekly update of iOS on the CoronaMelder leads to confusion as to whether or not users have been in contact with someone with the corona virus.

The Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport (VWS) is currently receiving many questions about the updates, a spokesperson confirms.

These are updates that iOS itself sends out about the number of contacts that users have had with other app users that week.

These do not have the CoronaMelder logo, but are so similar to notifications from the app that they prove confusing for users.

In older versions of iOS, these updates still mention "potential exposures", where, for example, the user was not actually close enough to a corona patient to be at high risk.

The CoronaMelder itself does not see this as a possible exposure, but iOS does.

Only if the CoronaMelder itself issues a warning, there has therefore been a risky exposure.

These specific notifications have been removed in the latest update of iOS, the ministry confirms.

Apple has been made aware of the confusion.

The question and answer page of the CoronaMelder will also be adjusted shortly to explain the weekly updates.