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Source: New Zealand Ministry of Health

Data standard and technical specifications to support COVID-19 contact tracing.

This standard has been produced as part of the COVID-19 epidemic response in New Zealand.

The purpose of the standard is to ensure that all data collected and used in the contact tracing process is well-defined, properly structured and coded, and supports interoperability. The initial focus is about supporting the consumer registration process and recording consistent information about customers and visitors to business locations.

The data set specifications provide a technical definition for the information collected and used in contact tracing.

This standard is intended to assist implementers and their technology partners in interpreting the data requirements for contact tracing. Whilst we will endeavour to maintain consistency with the current government requirements, implementers should also ensure that any solutions developed conform to these requirements, regardless of what is captured in this standard. See in particular COVID-19 Epidemic Notice and Health Act Orders.

Related documents

The three documents are published as drafts that will be updated to reflect new requirements as they emerge. We welcome your feedback.

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