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Tuesday 30 March 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 The information may be outdated.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,

As you may be aware, Greater Brisbane has gone into a three-day lockdown as a result of confirmed COVID-19 cases. 

Following this announcement, the South Australian Government has put a hard border in place with the following restricted zones of Queensland:

  • City of Brisbane
  • City of Ipswich
  • Logan City
  • Moreton Bay Region
  • Redland City.

Arrival in South Australia

Coming into effect from 5.00 pm 29 March 2021, people are not permitted to enter South Australia from these restricted zones unless they are a returning resident, people relocating to South Australian or people fleeing domestic violence.

People returning from any restricted zone must:

  • Quarantine for 14 days
  • Get a COVID-19 test as soon as possible
  • Get tested on day 5 and day 13 of quarantine, and
  • Wear a face mask at any time you come into contact with the public for the 14-day quarantine period (for example, when seeking testing).

Arrival in South Australia between 20 March and 29 March 2021

People who arrived in South Australia from a restricted zone between 20 March and 5.00 pm 29 March 2021 must:

  • Get a test as soon as possible and quarantine until you receive a negative test.
  • Get tested on day 5 and day 13 after arrival. There is no requirement to quarantine after receiving a negative result in your first test, unless you have symptoms.
  • Not attend a COVID Management Plan event for 14 days after your arrival.
  • Not enter a high risk setting for 14 days after your arrival, unless you meet requirements to be permitted (that is, urgent medical care or end-of-life visit). Please note - 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).

The latest Cross Border Travel directions, which detail the restrictions placed on entering disability, aged care and correctional facilities, can be found on the website.

Disability and aged care organisations are urged to familiarise themselves with the new directions. If staff have recently returned from a restricted zone in Queensland, please follow the advice from SA Health.

Please continue to check the SA Health contact tracing page on a regular basis to see if you were at a COVID-19 exposure site, and take action immediately if you are impacted.

If you have any questions or concerns, I encourage you to email DHS’s COVID-19 Response team at 

More information on COVID-19 in South Australia

Best regards,

Lois Boswell
Chief Executive

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