Department of Human Services

Monday 19 July 2021

Dear sector colleagues,

This morning the Premier advised that a positive case of COVID-19 has been detected in the community.

The case involves an 81-year-old man who had returned from overseas, quarantined in New South Wales, then had been hospitalised for ten days following a fall.

The gentleman returned to Adelaide on 8 July. He became symptomatic over the weekend and presented at Modbury Hospital where he was tested. A positive result was returned at 2.30am this morning.

Further to this morning’s update, the Premier has just announced that, following another positive case associated with this outbreak, Level 4 Public Activity restrictions will come into place across the state from midnight tonight.

These restrictions include:

  • Density requirements change to 1 per 4 square metres.
  • Masks required for all high-risk settings such as disability and aged care facilities (as per restrictions currently in place).
  • Masks required for passenger transport services and shared indoor spaces where distancing can’t be maintained.
  • All non-essential retail will be closed. Pharmacies, food / grocery stores, household essentials, optometrists, fuel stations, banks, hardware stores, post offices, laundromats, and other essential retail shops will remain open. A list will be published of essential retail.
  • Outdoor dining only, with seated consumption only.
  • Indoor sports facilities closed, and no team or contact sport.
  • All COVID management plan events cancelled.
  • Caps on private activities at 10.

The updated Directions will be published later this evening on the sa.gov.au website.

Working from home

In addition to these new requirements, it is strongly recommended that non-essential workers who are able to work from home should do so.

New exposure locations

The following exposure locations are associated with this latest case of COVID-19 in South Australia. Please see the information below and follow the relevant health advice. This information will be updated if further locations are identified or advice changes.

Get tested immediately and quarantine for 14 days with your household

If you were at any of the below locations at the specified dates and times, you and your household members must:

  • 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 to notify SA Health you were at this location.

Golden Grove – OPSM, Golden Grove Village Shopping Centre
Saturday 17 July – 3.00 pm to 4.45 pm

Hindmarsh – Gaganis Bros
Friday 16 July – 1.00 pm to 2.30 pm

Modbury – Commonwealth Bank
Wednesday 14 July – 10.30 am to 12.15 pm
Tuesday 13 July – 10.00 am to 11.15 am

St Agnes – Aldi, St Agnes Shopping Centre
Tuesday 13 July – 10.20 am to 11.30 am

Golden Grove – Golden Grove Village Shopping Centre
Saturday 17 July – 3.00 pm to 4.45 pm

Golden Grove – The Grove Newsagency, Golden Grove Village Shopping Centre
Saturday 17 July – 3.30 pm to 3.45 pm

St Agnes – St Agnes Shopping Centre
Tuesday 13 July – 10.20 am to 11.30 am

If you were at this location but not at the specified date and time, monitor yourself for symptoms and get tested as soon as they develop.

Monitor for symptoms

Glenelg – Wigley Reserve
Friday 16 July – 12.30 pm to 1.15 pm

If you were at this location but not at the specified date and time, monitor yourself for symptoms and get tested as soon as they develop.

Please continue to check the SA Health contact tracing website as more exposure locations are added.

Questions

If you have any questions or concerns, I encourage you to contact DHS’s COVID-19 Response team at  DHSCOVIDResponse@sa.gov.au 

More information on COVID-19 in South Australia

Best regards,

Lois Boswell
Chief Executive

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