Jupl NZ and Travel Lab NZ have partnered to help the travel industry work alongside travellers to utilise home isolation. Jupl NZ and Travel Lab NZ have partnered to help the travel industry work alongside travellers to utilise home isolation.

Monitoring partnership to allow agents to work with clients on home isolation

A partnership between Jupl NZ and Travel Lab NZ is set to help the travel industry work alongside travellers to utilise home isolation.

Jupl co-founder Sir Ray Avery, says the joint venture is the first stage for allowing Kiwis to return home safely avoiding the MIQ system which, for many, is heartbreakingly long.

‘The aim of this strategy is to use technology to eliminate human error and provide the government with documented assurances that covid home isolation can effectively prevent widespread community transmission of Covid.’

Jupl is a leader in medical grade personal monitoring systems which comply with mandatory privacy regulations. It is responsible for ensuring that quarantined individuals are fitted with a non-removable wristband upon arrival during their home isolation.

The wrist strap is paired with a Jupl phone which connects to a cloud-based server monitoring someone’s movements 24/7.

If the person breaches their designated quarantine area or removes their wristband  an alarm is automatically sent to MIQ security staff.

Travel Lab managing director Simon McKearney, says the company will utilise the Jupl technology that has never been applied to the NZ travel industry.

Travel Lab will organise all NZ home isolation travel arrangements from inbound bookings through to regional transfers to MBIE approved home isolation facilities.

‘Travel agents have been working for clients, trying to help them home through the MIQ system,’ he says

‘Many have been utilised for government contact tracing and Healthline work but it’s now time they were involved at an even greater level.’

Avery says the travel guardian concept took the market leading technology of Jupl into the travel industry to be alongside travellers when and where they needed help anywhere in the world. It has now been adapted to provide end to end guardianship.

McKearney says agents can make sure that prior to departure travellers have the correct and valid covid entry documents.

‘If they are wearing a Jupl watch they can track them globally and, if necessary, automatically reroute their travel plans and reschedule their home isolation booking accordingly.’

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