The Australian Government has released the COVIDSafe app to help speed up the process of contacting people exposed to coronavirus (COVID-19). Here’s how to get it on your smartphone.

COVIDSafe app is designed for both Apple and Android devices. The app is quick and easy to set up.

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How to install COVIDSafe

To install this app, your smartphone will need to be on either Android 6.0 or higher or Apple iOS 10 or higher. You will need a Google Play account if you have an Android smartphone or an Apple ID if you are using an Apple iOS device such as an iPhone, in order to download apps.

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If you have an Android device:

  • To run COVIDSafe on Android, you will need a device running Android 6.0 or higher. You can check your version of Android by opening Settings > About Phone > Android Version;
  • Download COVIDSafe from the Google Play Store, or search the store for “COVIDSafe”;
  • Tap ‘Install’;
  • Once installed, tap the COVIDSafe app to open and follow the instructions.

If you have an Apple iOS device:

  • To run COVIDSafe on iOS, you will need a device running iOS 10 and above. You can check your version of iOS by opening Settings > General > About > Version;
  • Download COVIDSafe from the App Store, or search the store for “COVIDSafe”;
  • Tap ‘Install’;
  • Once installed, tap the COVIDSafe app to open and follow the instructions.

‏‏‎ ‎Our Telstra Store staff are willing and able to help you install the COVIDSafe app if you’re experiencing difficulty, free of charge.

For more information on the COVIDSafe app and how it works check the Australian Health Department’s advice page.