The most vexing issue for anyone venturing out for supermarket shopping or other essential tasks during the ACT lockdown has been trying to keep track of the exposure sites.
As the number of exposure sites this week climbed to beyond 350, scrolling through the list to check where you may have been in recent weeks has been a source of frustration and unnecessarily confounding in its complexity.
Finally, one long year after the CBR check-in app was first rolled out, one of the most essential functionalities has finally been introduced; one which notifies via SMS or push notifications when their check-in CBR history matches up with exposure sites.
The most obvious question is: why did it take 12 months for such important functionality?
Getting the community on board, winning its trust, to suppress the spread of the virus has been absolutely vital.
But as successful as the ACT has been doing in the race to rediscover former freedoms through adhering to check-in protocols and getting vaccinated, imagine how much better off we would be had the government not waited a year before adding the additional tool.
To its credit, the Canberra public, in general, has been extraordinarily responsible in this health crisis. As ACT deputy police officer Peter Crozier said recently, the culture of public compliance and resilience in the community has been amazing.
"I think Canberra people recognise the value in doing the right thing in this situation," he said.
"If I've heard a couple of comments around where Canberra is a compliant society; I think that's disingenuous.
"To me, they [the ACT public] are educated on the science but equally, committed to community spirit. They are compliant because they realise the impact it would have on their fellow community members by not being compliant.
"Canberra people know that through this process, following the rules, this is the way out."
Trust cuts both ways. The community will trust in the government to pilot us through these turbulent times, but only provided it offers all the best tools for navigation.