Health services use contact tracing to find people who may have been exposed to an infectious disease – that is, anybody who may have come into contact with a person carrying the infectious disease is traced and, potentially, tested to see if they also have the disease.
To stop any future spread of COVID-19, we need to trace the contacts of anyone who may have been exposed to COVID-19 and break the chain of transmission. Recording people’s movement helps us to do this quickly and efficiently.
Use the NZ COVID Tracer app to keep track of your movements if you can, otherwise use whatever method works for you. You should keep track of:
- Where you went
- When you went there
- Who you met.
You can download the NZ COVID Tracer app from the Google Play or your Apple App Store.
Businesses are required to keep a record of customers that come on to their premises to enable contact tracing to be carried out easily, if required. Business must display a NZ COVID Tracer QR code for each business location in a prominent place or near main entrances.
For more information about QR codes for your business, visit the Get your QR code poster page on the COVID-19 website.
For more information about contact tracing, including privacy, visit the Keep track of where you've been page on the COVID-19 website.