06 August 2020 – CovidCard trial to go ahead in Rotorua

Type of Intervention: New Tool / Service / Body
Sectors Involved: Health, Local Government, Private Sector and Businesses
Intervention Categories: Surveillance and response measures; Tracing and quarantining contacts; Legal and policy; New initiatives
Level of Jurisdiction: City (Auckland)
Lead People/Agency: Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment

Overview: Field trial of Covid Card is announced for Rotorua
Full details here: https://covid19.govt.nz/updates-and-resources/latest-updates/covidcard-trial-to-go-ahead-in-rotorua/

Type of Justification: Learning from other jurisdictions, lack of uptake of QR code
Evidence/Justification: No digital solution has been proven to ‘solve’ contact tracing, so the Government is exploring all available options, according to the official statement