Posted by Richard Willet Posted on 7 April 2020

Coronavirus Australia: COVID-19 electronic tracking plan for SA

South Australians who breach self-isolation or quarantine orders during the coronavirus pandemic could soon be forced to wear an electronic tracking device under a plan from the opposition.

Labor will this week introduce urgent legislation that will allow police to issue the device, with those who continue to flout the law facing a $1000 fine.Anyone who tampers with the device faces a fine of up to $12,000 or up to 12 months in prison.

Western Australia has introduced similar laws.

“It is vitally important that people comply with self-isolation or quarantine orders if they have returned from interstate or overseas, or been in close contact with a confirmed case,” Shadow Attorney-General Kyam Maher said on Sunday.

Read More: Coronavirus Australia: COVID-19 electronic tracking plan for SA

Advertise with Us

From our advertisers