Ensuring compliance with Quarantine Orders and Stay-Home-Notices
Homer was launched as an OGP Hackathon project at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic as a way to help reduce the spread of the virus by ensuring that potential carriers complied with their Quarantine Orders or Stay-Home-Notices. The monitoring can be done in 2 ways:
(1) The Spot-Check Method
Sending SMSes at random times of the day containing a unique link. Users simply click on the link to share their current location.
(2) The Constant Monitoring Solution
Installation of an application on the users’ phones. The app automatically sends location reports every 5 minutes to the server. Users are also asked to submit health reports multiple times a day, together with a selfie for identification purposes.
With both solutions, data is reported to a dashboard for enforcement officers’ review. The system is currently used by the Ministry of Health (MOH), Ministry of Education (MOE), Immigration and Checkpoint Authority (ICA) and Ministry of Manpower (MOM).
- Ensured compliance of over 300,000 Stay Home Notice (SHN) and Quarantine Orders