South Australia’s hotel quarantine process for arrivals in the state has been named “robust” by Premier Steven Marshall.
The Premier confirmed South Australia has 100% compliance with the testing regime in hotel quarantine facilities, stating it is “not an optional arrangement.”
Those under supervised quarantine must remain in their rooms for the fourteen days of isolation, with COVID-19 tests conducted on days one and twelve.
Currently, a number of those under mandatory hotel quarantine arrived via a repatriation flight. Premier Marshall stated there are no further repatriation flights planned, however the state remains ready to support the national effort to bring home Australians stranded overseas.
Regarding the AFL, the Premier revealed there will not be a South Australian “hub” formed over the next few weeks due to the state’s strong border position. However, he stated future possibilities will be explored.
Police Commissioner Grant Stevens has confirmed the pre-approval process for those wishing to travel into the state went live one minute past midnight on Wednesday. Currently, there over 13,000 applications need to be processed, with a team of 45 police officers working 16 hour days to ensure the backlog is worked through.
Stevens stated the number of police on the state’s borders is being maintained, and affirmed his confidence that SAPOL is doing as much as can be done to limit the travel of people who have not gone through the assessment process.
More to come.