Mobile COVIDSafe app

The COVIDSafe app is a key part of the Australian Government’s efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19. Having the confidence to find and contain outbreaks quickly will mean governments can ease restrictions while still keeping Australians safe.

The new COVIDSafe app is completely voluntary. Downloading the app is something your residents and employees can do to protect their family and friends and save the lives of other Australians. The more Australians that connect to the COVIDSafe app, the quicker we can find the virus and take all necessary actions to contain an outbreak.

There are several ways you can help encourage uptake of the app, such as:

– sharing the Australian Government Department of Health’s social media posts about the app

– posting social media content about the app on your social media channels

– adding information about the app to your website or newsletter. You can find more information and wording about the app at https://www.health.gov.au/resources/apps-and-tools/covidsafe-app

– issuing a media release encouraging your residents to download the app.

Everyone who downloads the COVIDSafe app can be assured their privacy is protected by law.

The Minister for Health, the Hon Greg Hunt MP, has issued a Determination under the Biosecurity Act which protects privacy. It restricts access to app data to state and territory health authorities who will notify people exposed to COVID-19. It will be a criminal offence to use app data in any other way.

For more information about the app’s privacy, please visit https://www.health.gov.au/resources/apps-and-tools/covidsafe-app/covidsafe-help

Thank you again for your support, as we navigate this unprecedented pandemic together.