Department of Human Services

Monday 24 August 2020

Dear sector colleagues,

Please note this important update from SA Health.

SA Health is asking all travellers returning from Queensland to watch for symptoms on their return to South Australia and to get tested for COVID19 if any symptoms develop.  

Anyone in South Australia who has visited any of the venues listed by Queensland Health since 22 July is requested to self-isolate for 14 days from the date they attended the venue.

Travellers returning from the Greater Brisbane and Ipswich areas should not attend nursing homes or visit vulnerable people for 14 days from their return. This includes aged care, disability and health care workers.

SA Health is encouraging travellers to re-think their travel plans to Queensland where possible, and be aware that quarantine requirements into South Australia may change rapidly based on close monitoring of the situation in Queensland.

All travellers returning from the Brisbane and Ipswich areas are now being handed a letter from Professor Spurrier at the airport advising them not to visit or attend work in any aged care or disability care service until 14 days have passed since travel back into SA and a COVID-19 test is negative.

If you would like to discuss any concerns, please contact DHS's COVID Response Team via DHSCOVIDResponse@sa.gov.au 

For more information on COVID-19 in South Australia please go to: www.covid-19.sa.gov.au

Best regards,

Lois Boswell
Acting Chief Executive

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