The NZ COVID Tracer app has now recorded 293,000 registrations.
We continue to encourage as many people as possible to download the app – it will help us identify, trace, test and isolate any cases of COVID-19. The faster we can do these steps the less likely it is the virus can spread in our communities.
It is also really important that businesses are going through the steps to get their unique QR code that people can use to record having been there. We have now recorded 10,692 QR codes generated by businesses.
And just to be clear on privacy:
- The personal information and contact details you provide through the app will only be used to get in touch if you are identified as a close contact of a COVID-19 case.
- Any information about the locations you sign into is stored securely on your phone and is not shared with contact tracers unless you choose to do so.
In either case, the personal information you share with us is held for public health purposes only and will never be used for enforcement.