9 Oct 2020

CovidCard trial finally begins

From Morning Report, 8:23 am on 9 October 2020

After months of wrangling and two now-eliminated waves of Covid-19 the government will finally begin a field trial of its bluetooth CovidCard next week.

A Rotorua-based trial of the bluetooth technology, which would theoretically speed up contact tracing, was due to start a month ago but has been beset by delays, including the departure of prominent collaborator Sam Morgan.

Dr Andrew Chen from the University of Auckland's Koi Tu: Centre for Informed Futures speaks to Corin Dann.