MPs confident with new COVID-19 tracing app

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• The COVIDSafe app was launched by the Federal Government almost two weeks ago.

LOCAL MPs have thrown their support behind the Federal Government’s COVIDSafe app which was launched almost a fortnight ago.

The COVIDSafe app is aimed at providing accurate information that will speed up the process of identifying people who have been in close contact with someone diagnosed with COVID-19 and participation is voluntary.

Information collected in the app cannot be accessed unless and until a person is diagnosed with COVID-19, once the person who has tested positive agrees and uploads the data it will only be accessed by the relevant state or territory public health officials.

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