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COVIDSafe app

During the COVID-19 pandemic, our number one priority remains the health and safety of our team, members and the wider community.  We are closely monitoring developments and would like to share the latest advice from Northern Territory health authorities, which encourages Australians to download the new COVIDSafe app to our mobile phones.

The app helps speed up what health workers are already doing manually – identifying and tracing those potentially infected and stopping the further spread of the virus. If you or someone you’ve been in contact with is diagnosed with COVID-19, the information can be used to quickly inform people who’ve been exposed to the virus.

To download and use the COVIDSafe app:

  1. See the government information on the app, including answers to frequently asked questions, an explanatory video, and technical advice on how it works.
  2. Download the COVIDSafe app through Apple App Store or Google Play.
  3. When you open the app for the first time, register by using your mobile phone number, name, age range and postcode.
  4. Once the app is installed, you can use your settings to turn on Bluetooth® on your mobile.
  5. Open the COVIDSafe app on your phone, make sure that is running before you go out and about or are likely to come into contact with others.

If you have more questions there is a helpful list of frequently asked questions available from the Government.

By using the app health officials will be able to contact you, if you have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for the virus. The app is completely voluntary and the information it stores can only be used with your consent.

As we slowly emerge out of the crisis, health authorities are asking that we use the COVIDSafe app as an important tool to help prevent both the spread and a second wave of COVID-19. We can all play our part in getting Australia back on the road to recovery.

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