The NZ COVID Tracer app has been updated to include Bluetooth tracing technology. Bluetooth tracing allows you to receive an alert if you have been near another app user who tests positive for COVID-19.
Bluetooth tracing is not intended to replace our existing contact tracing processes or the NZ COVID Tracer QR codes. You still need to scan QR codes to keep track of where you’ve been. Bluetooth tracing is an added tool — it helps keep track of the people we’ve been near.
When you enable Bluetooth tracing, your privacy is always protected — it cannot share your location, your name or anything else about you. All the contact tracing information you collect with the app is held securely on your phone, and it’s always your choice what information you choose to share.