You can use the Australian Government Coronavirus app to:
- stay up to date with the official information and advice
- important health advice to help stop the spread and stay healthy
- get a quick snapshot of the current official status within Australia
- check your symptoms if you are concerned about yourself or someone else
- find relevant contact information
- access updated information from the Australian Government
- receive push notifications of urgent information and updates
Trusted, Australian information
All information in the Australian Government Coronavirus app is sourced from Australia’s leading health organisations and has undergone a quality assurance process so people can know it is safe, appropriate and relevant for Australians.
Whilst this app has been reviewed for clinical accuracy, the content is not a substitute for professional advice and should not be used as an alternative to professional healthcare. If you have a particular medical problem, please consult a doctor or a specialist.
This update replaces the display of 'Recovered' cases with 'Active cases' to keep the numbers consistent with data released by Department of Health.
Ratings and Reviews
Suggestions - great app, but could be greater!
There is a website about from Swinburne University of Technology that forms a questionnaire regarding symptoms. This app could potentially also include something similar, in order to feed data into the public health system? for example, an optional extra might be to add a section to log symptoms, or ‘where have I been’ and ‘who have I seen’, so that if a person rests positive for COVID there is a record to assist public health with finding hotspots and contact tracing.
The app could also ask of the person when they first join - are you a member of the public, are you a health professional, which state are you in, what is your location. Notifications could be tailored to the type of individual using the app. I am a health professional in NSW, for instance, and I am finding it quite hard to keep up with the sheer volume of information and when it has been changed. I would find it super helpful, for example, if I were to receive a notification regarding changes in suspected case definition.
Otherwise it looks like a really great start, but could have some added functionality that might assist in information gathering for public health purposes!
The app is good for up-to-date, reliable advice and facts, but a few features could make it great. The Status page could include a “drill down” for each state and territory, including daily change (%), and more accurate location information. I would really appreciate being aware of how many confirmed cases there is in my local area. Moreover, if the app includes a Register isolation feature, then it should include an option to report instances where people are not doing the right thing. Finally, I feel it should be necessary to include how many people have recovered. When the mainstream media use a click bait headline like “COVID-19 CASES SURPASS 4000”. The app needs to show these numbers in context — even using a simple pie chart. Because if the mortality rate is approximately 0.4%, 20% may require hospitalisation, and 80% will experience moderate flu-like symptoms for around 2 weeks, then clearly there is not 4,000 people walking around with coronavirus.
More data please!
It would be helpful and reassuring if the app gave Australians current, relevant data such as how many people currently have COVID19 (i.e. tested positive in the last 7 days) and how many are in hospital in each state. This would be more relevant and informative than just stating the total number of infections since the pandemic began. The mainstream media are reporting this constantly but it is largely for shock value and tells the public little about how we are managing infections. It would be good if our government could provide more than just the headline data that the mainstream media provide.
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- Department of Health, Australian Capital Territory
- 26.9 MB
- Health & Fitness
- Requires iOS 11.4 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 11.4 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 11.4 or later.
- Requires a Mac with Apple M1 chip and macOS 11.0 or later.
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- Age Rating
- 12+ Infrequent/Mild Medical/Treatment Information
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