Members have made queries about the COVIDSafe tracing app launched by the Federal Government in late April.  It has been made clear by the Government that downloading and using the App is voluntary.

This left some unclear about the employment context, and the question we have been asked is:

Can an employer direct you to download or use the COVIDSafe App?

The answer is simple:

NO. Your employer cannot direct you to download or use the COVIDSafe App.  Even if your employer provides the mobile device, your employer cannot direct you to download or use the COVIDSafe App.

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