27 May 2020 – NZ COVID Tracer contact tracing app released

Type of Intervention: New Tool / Service / Body
Sectors Involved: Health, data and digital services
Intervention Categories: Surveillance and response measures; Tracing and quarantining contacts; Legal and policy; New initiatives
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: Min Health / digital services

Overview: Government releases new contact tracing app for download by members of public
Full details here: https://www.health.govt.nz/news-media/media-releases/new-app-puts-tailored-covid-19-information-hands-health-workers

Other links: 1
Type of Justification: Advice of INTERNAL government advisory committee or group, Learning from other jurisdictions
Source of Evidence or Justification: National – government
Evidence/Justification: Various mentions of other countries’ apps and what would and would not ‘work in NZ’