A Message from Dr Ashley Bloomfield, Director General of Health

10 Jul 2020

Kia ora koutou


Over the last few months, we’ve all pulled together to unite against COVID-19 and stop the spread of the virus within New Zealand. However, COVID-19 is a serious pandemic that continues to affect many countries around the world, and we must continue to be vigilant.


As part of our protection against the spread of COVID-19 it’s important we all continue to keep track of where we’ve been and who we’ve seen. This will help ensure that if needed, our contact tracing team can quickly identify and isolate anyone who may be exposed to the virus


The NZ COVID Tracer app supports contact tracing by allowing New Zealanders to create a digital diary of the places they’ve been. Over half a million New Zealanders have downloaded the app, and every day more businesses and organisations are getting on board by displaying the official QR codes.


We recently introduced a new self-service webform to make it really easy to generate the QR codes, and there’s a bulk-upload option for businesses and organisations that have a large number of premises.I encourage you to support your members to generate and continue to display the QR codes on their premises during Alert Level 1. This is an important tool to speed up the contact tracing process in the event of a further outbreak of COVID-19.


You can find a range of further information on our website at www.health.govt.nz/nz-covid-tracer-qr, and the team is also available to help with any queries on 0800 800 606 or at help@covidtracer.min.health.nz.

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