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SA's Home Quarantine Trial Expands

plane aeroplane Qantas 737 Adelaide Airport by FotoSleuth WikiMediaIn a national first, SA has just expanded its home quarantine trial to Australians returning from overseas.

Premier Steven Marshall said the Home Quarantine SA smart phone app has received great feedback from about 50 interstate arrivals who are about to complete their isolation at a chosen dwelling instead of in a hotel.

The app uses smart phone geo-location and live facial recognition technology and each participant is contacted at random, with a requirement to provide proof of their location within 15 minutes of the alert.

Around 60 per cent of our readers agreed the app was a good idea in a week-long webpoll in August.

The international traveller trial will involve about 90 fully-vaccinated Defence Force (ADF) personnel who are returning from lower-risk countries and isolating in self-contained properties.

Following assessment of the initial trial, SA Health will review the opportunity to extend the pilot to other cohorts.

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