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Tourism and events industry encourage Australians to download COVIDSafe app

Wednesday 06, May 2020

The tourism and events industry has encouraged even more Australians to download and use the COVIDSafe app saying it was the next step in the containment of COVID-19 and would help to hasten the easing of current restrictions and social distancing measures.

The industry — represented by the Tourism and Transport Forum, the Accommodation Association, Cruise Lines International Australasia, the Australian Federation of Travel Agent, the Restaurant and Catering Association and the Business Events Council of Australia — said the rapid take-up of the COVIDSafe app shows how seriously Australians are treating the response to this challenge, both in terms of their health and also a desire for a return to some form of normality as soon as possible.

“We welcome this initiative from the Federal Government to use the power of technology for contact tracing to ensure they can quickly identify the origins of new cases of COVID-19.

The more widely this app is used, the quicker the Australian and State and Territory Governments will be able to ease restrictions as we enter the economic recovery phase.”