You only need to use one mobile app for contact tracing purposes when you are on an AUT campus. You should scan QR codes using the NZ COVID Tracer app (with Bluetooth turned on), and we strongly recommend that you stay connected to AUT wifi.
The more we scan, the safer we will be.
It is now mandatory to keep a record of where you have been, and the easiest way to do this is by using the NZ COVID Tracer app. However, AUT is still required to maintain our own contact tracing system – so we want everyone to turn on their AUT wifi.
Use the NZ COVID Tracer app to scan the QR codes – now on individual rooms rather than just buildings. This helps to ensure AUT complies with contact tracing requirements. Make sure you turn on Bluetooth within the app.
Next to scanning QR codes, wifi data is the best way to help with fast contact tracing if there is a case of COVID-19 on campus.
AUT respects your privacy, and your data will remain confidential. Wifi positioning data is only used to track people's movements on campus in order to preserve life when we have a confirmed positive COVID-19 case and need to identify close contacts immediately.
Our contact tracing system is built on data generated from booking and timetabling, security access, and wifi access, and has proven to be effective in pinpointing locations of interest. This means we no longer need to use or produce QR codes for the AUT app, and these have been removed from campus.