The federal government has launched a second mobile phone app aimed at containing the spread of Covid-19.
The app – called ‘NRLSafe’ – notifies users when they come within 1.5m of an NRL player.
“I’m urging everyone to download this important app,” says Scott Morrison. “NRL players are a high-risk group and they can pop up literally anywhere.”
It follows three NRL players being fined after breaching social distancing rules.
Nathan Cleary, Latrell Mitchell and Josh Addo-Carr were all found guilty after photos emerged of them hanging out with friends.
“NRL players don’t seem to understand the rules,” says the PM. “Download NRLSafe and ensure you help stop the spread of Covid-19.”
At press time, more than 400,000 people have downloaded the NRLSafe app after it became available in the app store at 3pm today.
More to come.