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SA expands home iso


THE South Australian Government has revealed its intention to expand the home quarantine trial it is currently conducting for travellers arriving back into the state, with Australian Defence Force members returning from overseas to be the next cohort to take part.

Roughly 90 Australian defence personnel will be involved in the next phase of the pilot, which aims to take the pressure off hotel quarantine, with all of those selected returning from countries the Federal Government has deemed “low risk”.

Each returned traveller has been fully vaccinated and will need to provide negative test results on days three, five, seven, nine and 13 in home isolation, with personnel also chosen to take part based on having suitable housing free of shared areas.

The trial deploys the use of the Home Quarantine SA app, which allows government officials to check in on people undergoing a 14-day mandatory isolation.

The move follows a decision by the NSW Govt to conduct its own home isolation trial, which will include some Paralympia­ns returning from overseas.

Premier Gladys Berejiklia­n has been vocal in her desire for NSW to move away from the hotel quarantine model.

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