An app connecting key workers has been given an £8.2million funding boost to help get Covid-19 updates to frontline satff.

Blink, which has already been used by pizza restaurant Dominos and transport company Stagecoach, is set to continue its roll out across NHS trusts and the Prison Service.

Workers using the app will receive important news about Covid-19.

Its owners say it has been used 25million times already since lockdown started, and it could now continue to help cut infection rates by cutting paper usage.

Employees can access rosters, complete digital forms for leave, absence and accidents, access digital payslips and feedback in real-time to managers on issues and concerns impacting them.

Sean Nolan, CEO, Blink said: “The Covid-19 crisis has underlined the critical role that frontline and key workers play in our society.

"The whole deskless workforce has been starved of investment. Now more than ever they need empowering with better tools so they can effectively perform their essential roles.

"Every worker needs instant access to the latest information around staying safe, a voice for feeding back to management, and the capability to support their peers on the frontline.”