11 December 2020 – Bluetooth Tracing introduced to NZ COVID Tracer app

Type of Intervention: New Tool / Service / Body
Sectors Involved: Health
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: NZ Government – Ministry of Health

Overview: The NZ COVID Tracer app has been updated to include Bluetooth tracing technology. Bluetooth tracing allows you to receive an alert if you have been near another app user who tests positive for COVID-19.
Bluetooth tracing is not intended to replace our existing contact tracing processes or the NZ COVID Tracer QR codes. You still need to scan QR codes to keep track of where you’ve been. Bluetooth tracing is an added tool — it helps keep track of the people we’ve been near.
Full details here: https://covid19.govt.nz/updates-and-resources/latest-updates/bluetooth-tracing-added-to-the-nz-covid-tracer-app-to-boost-contact-tracing/

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