Triggering of NZ COVID 19 Tracer app notifications

Rick Shera made this Official Information request to Ministry of Health

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From: Rick Shera

Kia ora Ministry of Health,

To date, there have been two published occasions where people have visited New Zealand supermarkets and may have had the COVID 19 virus at the time:

- When a man escaped from quarantine and visited a countdown supermarket in Auckland - https://covid19.govt.nz/updates-and-reso...

- When a man flew to Korea via Singapore and tested positive on arrival - https://www.health.govt.nz/news-media/ne...

I have the following requests under the Official Information Act with respect to the NZ COVID Tracer app (https://www.health.govt.nz/our-work/dise...):

1. In either or both of the above situations, was a "push notification" sent out to people using the app who have signed up to receive such "contact alert" notifications (see https://www.health.govt.nz/our-work/dise...)?

2. If the answer to question 1 is "no" in either or both cases, who made the decision or decisions not to send such push notification(s)?

3. If the answer to question 1 is "no" in either or both cases, please provide a copy of any advice or a record of any verbal advice, that was received by the person(s) who made the decision(s) referred to in question 2 above, and which advice discussed or recommended whether to, or whether not to, send push notifications to NZ COVID Tracer app users, in either or both of those situations?

4. Please provide any document or advice that sets out criteria to guide when to, or when not to, send out push notifications to NZ COVID Tracer app users for contact tracing purposes.

Ngā mihi nui.

Yours faithfully,

Rick Shera

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Kia ora

Thank you for your request for official information received 29 July 2020
for:

"To date, there have been two published occasions where people have
visited New Zealand supermarkets and may have had the COVID 19 virus at
the time:
- When a man escaped from quarantine and visited a countdown supermarket
in Auckland -
[1]https://scanmail.trustwave.com/?c=15517&...
- When a man flew to Korea via Singapore and tested positive on arrival -
[2]https://www.health.govt.nz/news-media/ne...

I have the following requests under the Official Information Act with
respect to the NZ COVID Tracer app
([3]https://www.health.govt.nz/our-work/dise...):
1. In either or both of the above situations, was a "push notification"
sent out to people using the app who have signed up to receive such
"contact alert" notifications (see
[4]https://www.health.govt.nz/our-work/dise...)?
2. If the answer to question 1 is "no" in either or both cases, who made
the decision or decisions not to send such push notification(s)?
3. If the answer to question 1 is "no" in either or both cases, please
provide a copy of any advice or a record of any verbal advice, that was
received by the person(s) who made the decision(s) referred to in question
2 above, and which advice discussed or recommended whether to, or whether
not to, send push notifications to NZ COVID Tracer app users, in either or
both of those situations?
4. Please provide any document or advice that sets out criteria to guide
when to, or when not to, send out push notifications to NZ COVID Tracer
app users for contact tracing purposes."

The Ministry's reference number for your request is: H202005558.

As required under the Official Information Act 1982 we will endeavour to
respond to your request no later than 26 August 2020, being 20 working
days after the day your request was received.  

If we are unable to respond to your request within this time frame, we
will notify you of an extension of that time frame.

If you have any queries related to this request, please do not hesitate to
get in touch.

Ngā mihi

OIA Services
Government Services
Office of the Director-General
Ministry of Health
E: [email address]

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1. https://scanmail.trustwave.com/?c=15517&...
2. https://www.health.govt.nz/news-media/ne...
3. https://www.health.govt.nz/our-work/dise...
4. https://www.health.govt.nz/our-work/dise...

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