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COVIDsafe was an app that Prime Minister Scott Morrison says was an important public health initiative to keep us safe from the further spread of coronavirus through early notification of possible exposure.

The Department of Health has announced that all COVIDSafe app data has now been deleted from the National COVIDSafe Data Store.

The Minister for Health determined the end of the COVIDSafe data period effective from 16 August 2022.

There is much speculation about the effectiveness of the app and many members of the community felt that it was an invasion of privacy.

Delete the COVIDSafe app

Now, the Federal Government says the COVIDSafe app has been decommissioned and is no longer available to download, the existing COVIDSafe apps are no longer functional, and that people should delete the COVIDSafe app from their devices.

The Coronavirus Australia app and the Australian Government WhatsApp Channel for COVID-19 have also been decommissioned and no longer function.

The COVIDSafe website remained available until the end of November 2022 when the decommissioning process was completed.

Read more about what the end of COVIDSafe data period means and how to delete your COVIDSafe app.


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