COVIDSafe includes COVID-19 restrictions & improved battery usage

26 February 2021

Today’s update provides the latest restrictions information from states and territories in addition to performance improvements.

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Update Details

Check updated restrictions in your area

As the situation with COVID-19 continues to change, state and territory governments respond by releasing new advice on restrictions and border movements.

To help the public find this information easily and in one place, COVIDSafe now keeps users up-to-date with the latest advice on restrictions and lockdowns for each state or territory. This information is available directly from the COVIDSafe home screen to make it easy for users to plan and respond to the latest restriction information in their area. This is the same information that is available in the Coronavirus Australia App and at Australia.gov.au.

Users can check updated restriction information on specific activities in their state or territory. For example, users can access relevant information on attending entertainment venues or sporting events. This update includes a way to check the latest advice on current COVID-19 restrictions for every state and territory, including domestic travel, gatherings and entertainment venues.

Improved battery optimisation on Android devices

Android users will find improved battery performance while running the COVIDSafe app. This release contains an update for most Android devices that conserves energy by operating more efficiently and searching for connections only when required.

We encourage all users to regularly update their app to ensure they are receiving the optimal experience while running COVIDSafe.

Source code update and next release

We have updated the publicly available application source code in line with today’s release. We continue to encourage the tech community to review and provide feedback within the source code repository.

We are currently working on the next update to the COVIDSafe app and will continue to monitor and respond to community feedback.

Visit the COVIDSafe website for more information.

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