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Government to start ground trial of Covid-19 contact tracing card in Rotorua | 1 NEWS | TVNZ

Between 500 and 1500 people over the age of 19 are being sought to participate.

Cards can be worn on a lanyard or clipped to the wearer's belt. It will exchange signals with anyone nearby who is also wearing one.

Data collected from the card won’t track a wearer’s location or identity. Instead, it aims to build a “memory of contacts” so a wearer can be quickly alerted if they have been in contact with someone who has tested positive for Covid-19.

Can we just skip to the tattoos on the back of our necks or wrists please? Or maybe the RFID chip in our hand. Why the long con? Just get it over with.