Thursday 15 July 2021
This is an archived Newsletter. The information may be outdated.
For the latest COVID-19 information, please refer to the SA Government COVID-19 website.
Dear sector colleagues,
SA Health has identified additional exposure locations associated with positive cases of COVID-19 announced this week, while there are new travel requirements in place for Victoria.
If you were at any of the below locations at the specified dates and times, you and your household members should:
- Immediately quarantine for 14 days since you were at the location
- Get tested immediately
- Get tested again on day 5 and day 13
- Complete this form to notify SA Health you were at this location.
Tailem Bend – OTR Motorsport Park Service Station, Dukes Highway
- Friday, 9 July: 7:20am to 8:15am
Tailem Bend – Coolabah Tree Cafe
- Friday, 9 July: 5:20pm to 7:00pm
Tailem Bend – Shell Coles Express Tailem Bend (including bathrooms)
- Friday, 9 July: 5:20pm to 7:00pm
If you were at these locations but not at the specified dates and times, please monitor your health, and if symptoms develop, get tested as soon as possible.
Detailed information about exposure locations and self-quarantine and testing requirements is available at SA Health contact tracing page.
Interstate travel requirements – Victoria
From 12.01 am 15 July 2021, if you are entering South Australia and have been in Greater Melbourne in the past 14 days, you must:
- Get a COVID-19 test within 24 hours of arrival
- Not enter a high risk setting until you receive a negative test result. High risk settings include disability and aged care or correctional facilities and an emergency department, intensive care unit, respiratory ward or oncology ward of a private or public hospital.
Greater Melbourne includes the local government areas of Banyule, Bayside, Boroondara, Brimbank, Cardinia, Casey, Darebin, Frankston, Glen Eira, Greater Dandenong, Hobsons Bay, Hume, Kingston, Knox, Manningham, Maribyrnong, Maroondah, Melbourne, Melton, Monash, Moonee Valley, Moreland, Mornington Peninsula, Nillumbik, Port Phillip, Stonnington, Whitehorse, Whittlesea, Wyndham, Yarra and Yarra Ranges.
Further restrictions may be announced shortly. We will keep you updated if and when these details are released.
QR Codes and COVID Safe Check-In
It is imperative to remain vigilant with the use of QR codes. Using COVID SAfe Check-In only takes seconds to complete but helps play a big part in keeping your friends, family and broader community COVID safe.
If someone in South Australia tests positive to COVID-19, the COVID SAfe Check-In will enable SA Health to quickly identify and contact others who visited the same place at the same time and may have been exposed to the virus.
COVID-19 vaccine update
Getting the COVID-19 vaccine is the best way you can protect yourself, your loved ones, and the community against COVID-19.
People living in regional areas aged 16 years and above are now able to get their COVID-19 vaccine through a regional vaccination clinic. Eligible South Australians living in regional locations can book an appointment online at Regional COVID-19 vaccination clinics.
If you are one of the many South Australians now eligible for a COVID-19 vaccination you can book an appointment online via the SA Health website, or refer to advice from your divisional leadership if you are eligible for the vaccine via your worksite.
If you have any questions or concerns, I encourage you to contact DHS’s COVID-19 Response team at DHSCOVIDResponse@sa.gov.au