Aussies rush to download new COVIDSafe government app

The Australian government’s new coronavirus app is now live, with everyone encouraged to download.

COVIDSafe uses Bluetooth to track whether users come in contact with confirmed cases of the virus.

It’s hoped that the app will allow us to relax lockdown restrictions quicker, while keeping people safe.


“The new COVIDSafe app is completely voluntary.

“Downloading the app is something you can do to protect you, your family and friends and save the lives of other Australians.

“The more Australians connect to the COVIDSafe app, the quicker we can find the virus,” reads the government’s website.

Since last night, over a million Australians have downloaded the app.

That’s despite initial concerns around privacy, though the government has assured that personal data will be ‘destroyed’ after the pandemic ends.

“At the end of the Australian COVID-19 pandemic, users will be prompted to delete the COVIDSafe app from their phone.

“This will delete all app information on a person’s phone. The information contained in the information storage system will also be destroyed at the end of the pandemic,” the website reads.

For more information on the app, click here.

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Simple all the people receiving government support / handouts should be made to register before any further payments.
There are 5 million people for a start.

That’s like saying all of us employees should download/register in order to keep our jobs. You’re saying those that don’t work should starve and go homeless because of not downloading an app? You’re a douche.

So how does it work if you are working in the health industry? Are you bombarded by this app at work?