Please join me in downloading the COVIDSafe app. It protects you by helping health officials contact you if you’ve been near a confirmed case of Coronavirus.
Download for iOS: https://apps.apple.com/app/id1509242894
Your privacy is of utmost importance. The app uses only your name, age range, postcode and phone number and does not record location.
Based on this information, an encrypted reference code is generated for the app on that phone.
Your app takes note of a contact using Bluetooth when another person with the app is within 1.5m for longer than 15 minutes by securely logging the other user’s encrypted reference code. The date, time and proximity of the contact are generated on your phone and noted.
This information is completely deleted every 21 days.
Close contact information on your phone is not accessible by anyone, including you. If you are diagnosed with the virus, you will be asked to consent to upload your close contact information to a highly secure information storage system.
The uploaded information enables state or territory health officials to contact the user and close contacts to provide advice on actions they should take to protect their health.
This app is an important tool in ending this crisis and I encourage everyone to download it.