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COVIDSafe app

Media releases 27 Apr 2020
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Jean Hailes for Women’s Health is encouraging all Australians to sign up to the COVID-19 tracing app as part of the national push to save lives.

The COVIDSafe app is designed to locate people who have been in contact with someone who has tested positive to the infection. Its implementation will ease our passage to relaxing restrictions.

As a national not-for-profit organisation, Jean Hailes is committed to the health and wellbeing of all women. “Keeping them safe means keeping everyone safe,” says David Lloyd, Jean Hailes CEO. “It’s important that we get behind this initiative. This is the next step in what has so far been a very successful fight by all of us.

“Australia is leading the world in this. Let’s make sure we don’t fall at the last hurdle.”

Chris Enright, Chief Operating Officer and Head of Education and Knowledge Exchange at Jean Hailes, points out that the app is an important tool in curbing the spread of the deadly virus.

“If COVID-19 has taught us anything, it is that we are all in this together,” she says. “This app will help bring about the easing of restrictions, but more importantly, it will make a huge difference to the health of the community.”

Our support of the COVIDSafe app sits alongside its endorsement by key organisations in the health sector, including the Royal Australian College of GPs, the Rural Doctors Association of Australia, the Australian Medical Association and the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation.

Learn more about the COVIDSafe app on the Australian Government Department of Health page