To stop the spread of COVID-19, it’s important to be able to quickly identify and find the people who have come into close contact with someone who has COVID-19.
The Ministry of Health has developed the NZ COVID Tracer app to help the public log and track which businesses and organisations they have visited, and who they have come in contact with. Using the app is voluntary, but it helps contact tracing become faster and more effective, which is an essential part of stopping the spread of COVID-19 in New Zealand.
Businesses need to register with Business Connect to get their QR code posters for their workplace. To create your QR poster, you will need the following:
- a RealMe® login
- a New Zealand Business Number (NZBN)
- authority over your business or organisation
Our registers are set up to protect you and your business by making sure that unauthorised persons cannot act on your behalf.
Every business on our registers has one or more people who have authority to act on behalf of your business. You might be one of them or maybe someone else created your company or incorporated society for you, are filing financial statements or completing annual returns on your behalf, in which case they have authority to act on behalf of your business on our registers. You will know who these people are and you could ask them to create the contact tracing QR posters for you.
Once you have your RealMe® login, NZBN and authority over your business, you can login to Business Connect and create your QR poster.
Check if you have authority
Search for your business in the relevant register and login using RealMe®. If you are recorded as an authorised person, you will immediately see your dashboard displayed.
- I have a company
- I have an incorporated society
- I have another form of business – limited partnership, sole trader, partnership or trust
Adding an authorised person
For companies you can add yourself by searching for your company and selecting ‘request authority’. This will take you to the RealMe® page where you need to login or create one if you haven’t already.
- Use your New Zealand driver licence or passport
This process provides you with authority immediately, but for it to work, the name and date of birth on your ID must be an exact match to the records we hold.
Ask the person who has authority to add you
If someone else has authority over your company (such as accountant or lawyer), they can add you to the list of authorised persons. Our system emails them your request to confirm your authority and all they have to do is click 'confirm'.
Complete a manual form and send it to us
You can provide a letter of authorisation from a director using this template.
Form CR-LOA Letter of authorisation template [PDF, 107KB]
The process for adding an authorised person differs slightly for other businesses and organisations. Please read these guides for:
Watch our video - Confirming your authority using a NZ Drivers Licence or Passport