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Home quarantine now enforced with text message compliance measures


People in home quarantine will be forced to respond to a text message within 10 minutes to ensure they're complying with stay-at-home orders.

Health Minister Yvette D'Ath announced the new strict check-in measures during State Parliament saying from today, people in home quarantine will be texted randomly giving them 10 minutes to respond and share their location.

If found to be in breach of stay-at-home orders, they'll potentially be fined and ordered into hotel quarantine.

Ms D'Ath says it'll help the government to keep tabs on people in home isolation.

"This new check-in system feature of our home quarantine system will also enable authorities to check on the welfare of those in home quarantine, which as we know can be a challenging time for individuals and families," she told parliament.


Image: Health Minister Yvette D'Ath, AAP/Albert Perez