27
April
2020
|
09:13
Australia/Melbourne

Bupa supports uptake of the Government’s COVIDSafe app

Summary

Bupa is supportive of COVIDSafe, the Federal Government’s contact tracing app, to help contain the spread of the coronavirus in Australia.

Hisham El-Ansary, Chief Executive Officer of Bupa Australia and New Zealand, said as a provider of health and care for millions of Australians, Bupa supports measures that can help prevent or slow the spread of the novel coronavirus and potentially save lives.

“These are extraordinary times that require decisive responses. While we respect the right of individuals to make their own choices, Bupa believes there is a significant collective benefit of the COVIDSafe app to the Australian community,” Mr El-Ansary said.

“We will be encouraging our employees, customers and residents to download the app, however we will also remind them that it is voluntary for them to do so. We are supportive of measures that can reduce the strain on Australia’s health and care system and help us return to everyday life.”

Bupa joins organisations such as the Australian Medical Association and the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners, as well as national cyber security organisations in encouraging people to download the app.