Hockey Australia Backs Government's Covid-19 App

Hockey Australia Backs Government COVIDSafe app

Hockey Australia has whole heartedly backed the use of the Australian Government’s recently launched COVIDSafe mobile app.

The COVIDSafe app speeds up contacting people who could have been exposed to the Coronavirus. This invaluable App helps to protect the community and assists Australia’s health officials and workers in containing the virus.

Hockey Australia is no stranger to promoting helpful safety Apps.  Hockey NSW recently introduced Associations, Clubs and members to the HeadSmart Sports Concussion Programme.
HeadSmart allows players to react instantly with an, ‘end-to-end program’ that runs players through the steps to take when a concussion occurs. Simply download the FirstResponder Concussion Recognition App on your phone – Apple or Google Play

Hockey Australia encourages everyone in and associated with the wider hockey community and beyond to download the app.

“By receiving early notification of exposure to COVID-19, it could help save someone’s life or a family member, friend or colleague,” said Hockey Australia CEO Matt Favier.

“We and everyone in the wider hockey community want people back being able to play hockey as soon as possible, and by everyone downloading and using the COVIDSafe app, it will enhance the likelihood of this happening earlier.”

“The more we all do in following government directives such as downloading this app, heeding the necessary medical and safety advice, and continuing to stay at home, the better placed our country will be in not only flattening the curve but making our country safer and lifting restrictions so people can get back to playing sports they love like hockey.”

You can download the free COVIDSafe app for your iOS or Android mobile device by clicking on the Android App store icon/ Apple Apps icon on your smart phone.

The Covid-19 app, available from Google Play and Apple App Store, also provides a window on the current status of the spread of the disease in Australia.  A vital symptom checker powered by healthdirect, a government-funded health information service, for those concerned is also designed as a feature on the APP.

Urging Australians to download the Coronavirus Australia app, Prime Minister, Morrison said it also includes a registration feature about self-isolation that “helps us get information to you and supports the work that we’re doing in managing the virus”.

The Australian Government assures users information provided through the app has undergone a quality assurance process so people know it is  appropriate, safe and relevant for Australians, according to the Australian department of health.

Hockey Australia is proud of its reputation as an gender equal,  inclusive, and family friendly sport played by people of all ages, Hockey Australia encourages everyone in and associated with the wider hockey community and beyond to download the app.


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