Help Us Keep the Cook Islands Safe
The CookSafe project is part of the national effort to protect the Cook Islands from COVID-19. We need people to keep track of their movements in public places like shops, cafes and restaurants. Taking part is completely voluntary. It's something you can do to help the national effort to keep Cook Islands COVID-19 free.
What is CookSafe?
A simple and secure contact tracing system which sees all residents and visitors issued with a personal QR Card. All businesses and government departments use a phone or tablet to download a free software to scan residents and visitors into their premises.
CookSafe is part of the national effort to protect the Cook Islands from COVID-19. The goal of the program is to quickly contact people who may have been in the proximity of a possibly infected individual.
Why is CookSafe important?
If a COVID-19 case has been identified on the island, the Ministry of Health will need to trace people who may have been exposed to the virus through the process of contract tracing. The process keeps Cook Islanders and visitors safe, while urgently sending care for those who need it. Contact tracing is best practice for those on the island in order to prevent widespread infection of COVID-19. Your information is secured through an encrypted database with the Ministry Of Health and is only used for the purpose of contact tracing for COVID-19 and randomly selecting prize winners.
Look out for CookSafe Posters
Look out for CookSafe poster at participating venues and scan in. Although this programme is voluntary, the more people that participate, the safer it keeps our little paradise. Local businesses can sign up to be a CookSafe premises.
The CookSafe pilot is a joint initiative between Te Marae Ora (Cook Islands Ministry of Health) and the Private Sector Taskforce. People wishing to opt in and pick up a CookSafe card can register at the Tourism Office in Avarua beside the ANZ bank and at the Chamber of Commerce Office in the old FBI complex behind Cooks Corner.
For more information call 0800 1800 or email [email protected]