Australians In Home Quarantine: Answer Text From Government Within 10 Minutes, Or Cops Will Show Up
Australians in home quarantine will soon receive timed text messages to ensure they are isolating or face a visit from the cops as part of a compliance crackdown in Queensland.
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The texts are part of the state's new Covid-19 laws - which come into effect immediately - that give people in home quarantine a ten minute window to respond as part of a real-time check in system.
Health Minister Yvette D'Ath told parliament on Thursday residents who are isolating at home after returning from to the state will receive daily text messages at random times of the day from Queensland Health.
Each message will contain a hyperlink which sends their location to authorities as part of the state's commitment to grapple the evolving delta-variant situation.
'This means Queensland Health will be able to ensure individuals in home quarantine are at the residence they're lawfully required to be at,' Ms D'Ath said.
'It specifically allows authorities to identify if anybody is away from their approved residence.'