Keep track of where you've been

Fast and effective contact tracing helps us to prevent any further spread of COVID-19 in New Zealand.

How to keep track of your movements

Use the NZ COVID Tracer app if you can. The NZ COVID Tracer app keeps us 1 step ahead of the virus — the more we all scan the safer we’ll all be.

If you do not use the app, use whatever method works for you, like the NZ COVID Tracer booklet. Encourage your family, whānau and friends to do the same.

We recommend you keep track of the 3 Ws:

  • Where you went.
  • When you went there.
  • Who you met.

NZ COVID Tracer app NZ COVID Tracer booklet



How contact tracing helps

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 movements helps us to do this quickly and efficiently.

The faster we can trace contacts, the faster we can prevent another outbreak of the virus.

How contact tracing works

Businesses and services

At all Alert Levels, you legally must display a NZ COVID Tracer QR code poster.