9 Dec 2020

Bluetooth covid app function to speedup contact tracing

From Midday Report, 12:17 pm on 9 December 2020

Contact tracing is expected to be faster when a Bluetooth update of the covid app comes into force tomorrow.

The Bluetooth function will create an anonymised record of all the people users have been close to, and they'll also receive an alert if one of those people tests positive for the virus.

Māni Dunlop spoke to Dr Andrew Chen, a digital tracking expert and research fellow at Koi Tū, the centre for informed futures.