NZ COVID Tracer is the Ministry of Health’s official contact tracing mobile app. It helps you protect your friends, whānau and community by enabling faster tracing of the people you’ve come into close contact with.
NZ COVID Tracer creates a digital diary of the places you visit when you scan QR codes on display at the entrances to business premises, other organisations and public buildings.
You can also register your contact information through the app to make sure the National Close Contact Service can get in touch if they need to.
The Ministry of Health has worked closely with the Privacy Commissioner and independent security experts during the development of NZ COVID Tracer to ensure your privacy and data security are protected.
Any information you decide to record with NZ COVID Tracer will be stored securely on your phone and deleted automatically after 31 days. Any personal information you choose to share with contact tracers will be used only for public health purposes and never for enforcement.
Visit www.health.govt.nz/NZ-COVID-Tracer for further information.
Thanks to everyone who downloaded and registered for NZ COVID Tracer already. We've identified and fixed a few things that weren't working quite right, thanks for all your feedback.
- You can now copy/paste the code into the verification fields when signing up or using two-factor authentication
- Fixed up a problem for users who got part way through registration then couldn't sign in later
- Fixed a crash that would happen after a login session expired
Ratings and ReviewsSee All
Useless - couldn’t choose zero so went with 1
This app is totally useless. After trying and failing to use it on 4 different QR code’s I have given up. Don’t bother just write your details on each stores QR system or use a pen. To ProductiveGuy who gave this a 5 star rating and raved on about the PM are you saying this useless piece of app development is somehow OK even though it doesn’t do what it’s supposed to? Surely not? It’s analogous to a bucket designed to hold water that has no bottom and the water falls out. I would rate said bucket zero whereas I’m can only assume that if the PM gave you this bucket it would also be considered an amazing 5 star bucket. Anyway more importantly can the app people fix this useless app before we all catch covid from using pens touched by 100s of people. Thank you.
Best Prime Minister Ever!
I’m so thankful that New Zealand has its most incredible Prime Minister in history at the moment! Her incredible actions have saved hundreds or thousands of lives. This app was produced at incredible pace and has high level security and is another example of collaborative positive effective leadership. So glad I’m a Kiwi !!! Thanks Director General Bloomfield, and thanks Prime Minister Ardern!!! Will recommend app to all my friends and family 🙂
Login on two devices at once?
A good app which I wholeheartedly support.
If you login on your phone then install the app on your iPad, it asks you to login on your phone again, and then again on your iPad, which can be annoying if you wish to swap devices. It would be convenient to be able to login on two devices simultaneously.
Developer Response ,
Kia ora. Thanks for your feedback! This is the first release and we are currently working on enhancements. We plan to add more features in future releases.
- Ministry Of Health (NZ)
- 51.2 MB
- Health & Fitness
Requires iOS 12.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- © New Zealand Ministry of Heath - Manatū Hauora
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.