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 app keeps us 1 step ahead of the virus — the more we scan the safer we’ll be.

Turn on Bluetooth tracing in your app. Bluetooth tracing keeps track of who you’ve been near, while maintaining everyone’s privacy. Remember to keep scanning QR codes — both are important for contact tracing.

Find out more about Bluetooth tracing

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 an NZ COVID Tracer QR code poster.