COVIDSafe App

The COVIDSafe App is a a great way to keep track of whether you may have been in contact with someone who has had the coronavirus. It is effectively a sophisticated contact tracing tool. Of course for it to be very effective, then a large number of people across Australia will need to have the App on their mobile phones and for the App to be activated.

It is likely that if there is good uptake of the COVIDSafe App, then some of the restrictions relating to social distancing, may well be able to be relaxed.

There is a lot of information about the App on this government website:

https://www.health.gov.au/resources/apps-and-tools/covidsafe-app

The Stirk Medical Group supports the use of the App and encourages our patients to consider whether to use the App or not. There is some great discussions on the ABC Coronacast and this includes considering the COVIDSafe App.

https://www.abc.net.au/radio/programs/coronacast/so-should-we-download-the-coronavirus-app-or-what/12190810

If you have any problems downloading the App, please ask our friendly staff to help you. The link below is a useful factsheet, provided by the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP):

https://www.racgp.org.au/running-a-practice/practice-management/business-operations/providing-patient-care-during-covid-19-telehealth/covidsafe-fact-sheet