A research team housed at the University of Otago are undertaking a research project to hear diverse views and experiences of digital contact tracing and the Covid-Tracer App in Aotearoa.

They are seeking to understand perceptions of the community to the Covid-Tracer App, the usefulness and potential barriers to the uptake of the app, and recommendations for future system improvements. They hope to use the information from this study to help them understand how digital contact tracing could assist future pandemic and disease control responses and how current digital tracing tools and operational models could be improved.

The team are seeking disabled people to participate in an online focus group on Thursday 23 February, 12-1.30pm about their perspectives of New Zealand’s Covid-19 digital contact tracing and the Covid-Tracer App, as part of the evaluation funded by the Ministry of Health.

Koha will be a $50 voucher and numbers are limited to the first eight participants.

If you’re interested or would like further information, please email: phoebe.elers@otago.ac.nz