Squash Australia is one of more than 100 major organisations, associations, and businesses across Australia that has endorsed the COVIDSafe app.
Squash Australia invites the Squash community across Australia in downloading the app that helps you and all of our communities. Assist health officials to quickly understand and tackle the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19).
It is one of the tools used to help protect the health of the community by quickly alerting people who may be at risk of having contact with the virus, and allow the lifting of restrictions earlier than would otherwise be possible using Bluetooth technology.
Use of COVIDSafe will allow us to lift restrictions earlier than would otherwise be possible.
COVIDSafe will allow state or territory health officials to tell you if you have come into close contact with someone who is diagnosed with coronavirus.
If you are diagnosed with coronavirus, the app will assist state or territory health officials to notify people you’ve been in close contact with so they can self-isolate and get tested. This will speed up current manual processes and make it quicker to stop the spread of the virus, particularly if restrictions are eased.
The app operates on a person’s phone as they go about their day. It securely logs the encrypted reference codes of devices of other people who are using the app who have been in close proximity to you.
The close contact information can only be accessed by state or territory health officials if there has been a positive case to help alert those who may need to be tested.