As of today, over 3 million Australians have voluntarily signed up for the COVIDSafe app which was launched on Sunday 26 April. This app is just one of the tools we will use to quickly alert people who may be at risk of having contact with the virus.
The health initiative uses technology to automate and improve what State and Territory health officials already do manually. COVIDSafe will speed up the process of identifying people who have been in close contact with someone diagnosed with coronavirus, quickly stopping further spread of the virus in the community.
Finding out quickly means you can quarantine yourself or be treated much faster, protecting your family and friends from possible infection, and slowing the spread of the virus.
The quicker that we download the COVIDSafe app, the sooner we can see small and family businesses reopen across the country.
Please encourage your friends, family, colleagues, employees, customers and suppliers to sign up to COVIDSafe. The more Australians we have signing up, the quicker we can start to ease restrictions while continuing to protect the lives of Australians against coronavirus.