How it works
COVIDSafe uses Bluetooth technology to identify close contacts between app users.
When a user tests positive, a health official assists with voluntary upload of app data. This data is then used to assist with contact tracing to identify other users who may need to isolate or get tested.
COVIDSafe will not notify you if there is a positive case around your area.
Learn more about how COVIDSafe works.
COVIDSafe is a system
COVIDSafe is a combination of:
- the COVIDSafe app that users have installed on their mobile device
- the Health Portal that state and territory health officials (contact tracers) use to identify close contacts
COVIDSafe data is used to assist with contact tracing by health officials.
Learn more about the COVIDSafe system
7 million registrations
The efficiency of COVIDSafe increases when more users download, register and have the app active around other people.
In one case, NSW Health used COVIDSafe App data to identify a previously unrecognised exposure date from a known venue.
This resulted in the identification of an additional 544 contacts. From this group, 2 people tested positive.