- Reaction score
- Massachusetts & Grand Cayman Island
- # of dives
- 200 - 499
I read it to be a health monitoring device - probably worn on the wrist. Is it for you to check certain body measurements (heart rate, temp - I don't know what all they can measure) or would it be remotely monitored by someone else? Seems to be a pretty expensive measure.
I think the device is a location tracker rather than a health status checker, based on the comment about geofencing. It’s essentially a limited house arrest device, I bet.
It is a device that the Chief Medical Officer has been wearing/testing for a couple of weeks. He showed it on camera at one of the briefings. It attaches to the chest. It measures temperature, heart rate, and respiration. It is not clear if there is a location tracking component, but I assume they will be able to track location as well. It has to be worn during and after the 5 day quarantine but it is not clear how much longer. The Tourism Minister implied that it would be worn up to (and therefore in place of) the 14 day quarantine period currently in place. Btw, the CMO said he went swimming with his and it continued to transmit data. I would not hesitate to dive with it, and if it craps out they will just have to give out a new one.
If all goes well in this first "soft opening" (to quote the Premier) the next phase (guessing in two months) will not require quarantine, but you will have to wear the health monitor, and again the Minister implied that it would be for 14 days, then "you would be released into the bubble."
Visitors will be charged a fee for the monitor. I think I recall reading somewhere that it was about $50.