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Application: govuk-coronavirus-find-support

Helps people in the UK find relevant support during the COVID-19 pandemic


#govuk-corona-services-tech owns the application and is responsible for updating its dependencies.


The production version of this application is hosted on GOV.UK PaaS.


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Helps people in the UK find relevant support during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Getting started

The instructions will help you to get the application running
locally on your machine.


You will need Postgres installed in order for bundler to install the pg gem (and libpq-dev if on Linux).

You’ll need a JavaScript runtime:

Clone the app and run bundle locally.

Running Postgres


brew install postgres
postgres -D /usr/local/var/postgres

Then set up your local database

rails db:setup


docker pull postgres
docker run -d -e POSTGRES_PASSWORD=password -e POSTGRES_USER=user -e POSTGRES_DB=coronavirus_form_development -p 5432:5432 postgres

Then set up your Docker database

DATABASE_URL="postgres://user:password@localhost:5432/coronavirus_find_support_form_development" rails db:setup

You’ll then need to specify the DATABASE_URL environment variable before the below tasks.

Running the application (Postgres will need to be running)

foreman start

Running the tests

bundle exec rake

Deployment pipeline

Every commit to master is deployed to GOV.UK PaaS by
this concourse pipeline,
which is configured in concourse/pipeline.yml.

The concourse pipeline has credentials for the govuk-forms-deployer user in
GOV.UK PaaS. This user has the SpaceDeveloper role, so it can cf push the application.

Exporting form response data

Aggregate data can be exported to a google sheet.
See here for more info:

How can you export data


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