NZ COVID Tracer app

The NZ COVID Tracer app is a private, easy way to keep track of where you’ve been. It’s one thing we can all do to help contact tracing go faster when a case of COVID-19 is detected and stop the virus from spreading.

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Your data is private and you are in control. Read more about NZ COVID Tracer privacy and security.

NZ COVID Tracer is a Ministry of Health app.

You can download NZ COVID Tracer from the Apple App Store or from Google Play. You don’t need a New Zealand phone or a New Zealand Apple or Google account. You can download it from anywhere in the world.

Download on the Apple app store               Download on the Google play app store

NZ COVID Tracer May Update.

We've made a few improvements to the NZ COVID Tracer app.

Version 5.0.0 includes new features to make the app more useful and user-friendly.

Updates to the Dashboard.

You'll now see two tabs at the top of your Dashboard: 'Today' and 'More Info'.

'Today' includes some of the app's basic functions.

Here you can see alerts and announcements, and turn Bluetooth tracing on or off.

'More Info' is your hub for additional guidance and support.

Here you'll find links to the latest information about COVID-19, including locations of interest, where to get a test, vaccination, and self-isolation.

'More Info' also contains links to Healthline, and tools and services to support your mental health and well-being.

Updates to your Digital Diary.

Your digital diary will look a little different.

The new view splits your diary by day, making it easier to see where the gaps are.

To add an entry, click 'Add diary entry'.

It's useful to fill out past days in your diary, including days you stayed home.

It's now a little easier to know what information is stored on your phone, and what you can share with contact tracers.

If a new case of COVID-19 is linked to somewhere you've been, your digital diary can help speed up contact tracing and stop the virus from spreading.

Updates to Bluetooth Tracing.

The update includes colour indicators for Bluetooth tracing, so you can tell when it's active and when it's not.

It's now possible to share Bluetooth tracing keys between New Zealand and the Cook Islands.

Only random, anonymous Bluetooth keys are shared; nothing about you or where you've been.

If you've been near someone who later tests positive for COVID-19, you'll be alerted regardless of where the contact occurred.

You can find the latest update on the Apple App Store or Google Play Store.

Carry on the great work keeping your diary up to date!

For more information, visit health.govt.nz/nz-covid-tracer.


Keeping track of where you’ve been and who you’ve seen is important even when there are no active community cases of COVID-19.

If you can’t use the app, download the NZ COVID Tracer booklet, keep a calendar or diary or take photos so you can recall where you’ve been.

In this section

  • How to get started with each of NZ COVID Tracer’s main functions. Read more
  • Displaying a QR code makes it easier for anyone visiting you to keep track of where they’ve been. Under all alert levels, businesses and services must display the official NZ COVID Tracer QR code posters wherever customers or visitors enter the premises. Read more
  • The app is designed to make it easy for you to keep a record of where you’ve been and to protect your privacy and keep your data safe. When you use NZ COVID Tracer, your digital diary and Bluetooth tracing data is kept on your phone. You will only be asked to share this data if you test positive for COVID-19. Read more
  • NZ COVID Tracer is a Ministry of Health app designed to make it easy to keep track of where you’ve been and who you’ve been with. Being able to access this information quickly makes it faster to trace contacts and send alerts in the event of a positive case of COVID-19 and stop the virus from spreading. Read more
  • Contact us if you need help with the NZ COVID Tracer app. Read more
  • Integrate your software with the Ministry’s APIs to help us enhance New Zealand’s COVID-19 response by increasing the speed and efficiency of contact tracing. Read more
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