SA Home Quarantine App Trial To Include 'Selected' Travellers

With potential to expand further

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The home-quarantine app trial could soon be expanded to include overseas travellers from next month.

The National Cabinet has given the state government the green light to push forward with the trial enabling selected travellers from interstate and overseas to quarantine at home taking the pressure off medi-hotels.

The home quarantine app uses facial recognition and geolocation connected to home Wifi to ensure users are following health directions.

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Throughout the day, users will be required to check-in on three random occasions using the home quarantine app.

Users are required to check-in within 15 minutes of receiving the alert and will also be subjected to three random compliance checks in person between the hours of 8AM and 8PM.

If the trial is successful, the app will be distributed across Australia over the next few months.

The trial moved to the next stage on Monday by including ADF workers from various low-risk countries.

So far, 18 people have already completed stage one of the trial with 32 more complete the trial this week.

Depending on the outcome of the first trial, SA health authorities will then reassess the program and will work towards incorporating essential workers and SA travellers.

To be considered for the trial, users must be fully vaccinated, must have a self-contained house or unit and must not be required to share corridors or lifts.

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Georgie Marr

15 September 2021

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