NZ COVID Tracer helps you protect yourself, your friends, your whānau and your community by enabling faster contact tracing.
Latest version: The latest version of the NZ COVID Tracer App was released to the Apple App Store and Google Play store on Monday 23rd November. It is being progressively rolled out - this means it takes time to get rolled out to everyone.
This is version 2.0. Please check your store for the update if your app has not automatically updated.
NZ COVID Tracer is a Ministry of Health app that allows you to create a digital diary of places you visit by scanning the official QR codes. This gives contact tracers a headstart with identifying anyone who may have been exposed to COVID-19 so we can quickly break the chain of transmission.
You can download the app in the Apple App Store or from Google Play.
NZ COVID Tracer
NZ COVID Tracer is a handy tool that lets us keep a digital diary of the places we visit and the people we meet.
To start your digital diary, download the NZ COVID Tracer app from the Google Play Store or Apple App Store.
When you first open NZ COVID Tracer you will be prompted to enable alerts.
This allows NZ COVID Tracer to send you a notification if you scanned at a location at around the same time as someone who has COVID-19.
If you don’t see an ‘Enable alerts’ option on your dashboard, this means alerts are already enabled.
You can turn them on or off later through your phone settings.
We recommend enabling alerts, so if you've been somewhere you might have been exposed to the virus, we can let you know to keep watch for symptoms.
To use NZ COVID Tracer, simply open the app point the camera at the poster and a green tick will appear to confirm your visit has been recorded!
You can even keep track of places you go with friends by using the 'Add manual entry' feature.
After scanning a poster or entering a location manually, you can choose to add extra details, such as who you were with or what you were doing.
Your digital diary is kept safe and secure on your phone and will only be shared with a contact tracer if you allow it.
If a contact tracer does call, reviewing where you have been is easy.
Your digital diary can be found under the 'My data' tab, located at the bottom of your screen.
Here, you can view your diary, or share it with a contact tracer.
The 'My data' tab is also where you can update your contact details or add in your NHI number for quick reference in case you need it.
Continue the great work keeping your digital diary up to date!
For more information, visit health.govt.nz/nz-covid-tracer