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What is the COVID Alert SA App?
Oct 8, 2020

Is the COVID Alert SA App a contact tracing app?

The COVID Alert SA App is South Africa’s free exposure notification app. It is not a contact tracing app.  It lets people know through the use of Bluetooth technology and GPS coordinates if you have been in close proximity (within 2 metres) with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19.

Who can use it?

Anyone and everyone in South Africa who has has a Bluetooth-enabled smartphone can access the free app.

Is my privacy protected?

Yes.  The COVID Alert SA App is entirely anonymous.  The app protects your privacy and security at all times.  It does not need or store any of your personal information.

Why should I download the COVID Alert SA App?

By downloading the COVID Alert SA App you become part of a network of people that have chosen to work together for the health and safety of the country.  Not only are you working together for the benefit of the country, but you get to understand your exposure to COVID-19 and help others to do the same.  Together we can curb the spread of COVID-19, and ultimately save lives and jobs.

How do I download the COVID Alert SA App?

The app is available for Android and iOS.

Can I travel to South Africa?

Do you need more information about what borders are open and what the entry and visa requirements are, we have compiled the most relevant and up to date information to help you plan your trip to Cape Town and the Western Cape.





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