Using the NZ COVID Tracer app

How to get started with each of NZ COVID Tracer’s main functions.

Last updated: 14 December 2021

The NZ COVID Tracer app lets you keep track of where you’ve been to make it easy for contact tracers to get hold of you if you’re exposed to COVID-19. Learn how to keep a digital diary, use Bluetooth, how alerts work, share your data with contact tracers and register your personal information.

In this section

  • Keep track of where you have been to make it easy for contact tracers if you test positive for COVID-19. Find out how to add diary entries, save locations and manage notifications Read more
  • Bluetooth tracing allows you to create an anonymous record of the people you’ve been near. Both are important for contact tracing. Bluetooth tracing is easy to use – you only need to turn it on once Read more
  • There are two types of alert that you might get in NZ COVID Tracer if you have been exposed to COVID-19. There are also some notifications that are sent by your operating system that don’t indicate you have been exposed to COVID-19. Read more
  • The Ministry of Health allows the use of Near Field Communication (NFC) tags with the NZ Covid Tracer app to record diary entries instead of scanning QR codes. Read more
  • If you test positive for COVID-19 you will be asked to share your diary with contact tracers. Learn how to share your diary, what you can share and how to send a Bluetooth alert. Read more
  • Further information about the NZ COVID Tracer app, including latest version, system requirements, how to update the app, and more. Read more
  • You can register your information and personal details to make it easier for contact tracers to get hold of you. You can also save your NHI number to the app Read more
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