26 April 2020 – Government launches COVIDSafe app for early detection

Type of Intervention: New Tool / Service / Body
Sectors Involved: Health
Intervention Categories: Surveillance and response measures; Tracing and quarantining contacts; Legal and policy; New initiatives
Level of Jurisdiction: Federal
Lead People/Agency: Prime Minister, Minister for Health, Minister for Government Services, Chief Medical Officer

Overview: COVIDSafe contact tracing app launched
Full details here: https://www.pm.gov.au/media/covidsafe-new-app-slow-spread-coronavirus

Type of Justification: Advice of INTERNAL government advisory committee or group
Source of Evidence or Justification: National – government
Evidence/Justification: The Chief Medical Officer’s advice is we need the COVIDSafe app as part of the plan to save lives and save livelihoods.