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.

Do your part to keep our whānau and communities safe and our businesses open:

See how these everyday actions can speed up contact tracing and keep us all safe

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 April Update

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

You can now access a broader range of information in the app, to help you stay in the loop.

NZ COVID Tracer works best when we're all on board.

The Dashboard now shows you how often the app is used by New Zealanders.

You can see the number of scans, manual entries and QR poster sign-ups for the day.

These are just summaries, and all individual data will stay private.

On your Dashboard, and when you add to your diary, you’ll see a count of how many days you have an entry for.

You'll have a better idea of how often you're scanning, and whether you've missed anything.

You can add manual entries for previous days, to help keep your diary complete.

You may now occasionally see public health announcements pop up on your Dashboard.

These notifications will show in white.

Updates to location alerts

You can already enable alerts, to let you know if you’ve scanned into a location that may have been exposed to COVID-19.

The new update aims to give you a little more transparency and information.

You can now see exactly which entry in your diary a location alert is for.

A few extra features

Heading into winter, many of us are commuting before and after sunrise.

NZ COVID Tracer can now use your phone’s flashlight to scan in the dark.

Android users may notice that the app loads a little faster than before.

This can be helpful if there’s a line building up behind you!

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

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

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.

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
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