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Monday 26 July 2021

COVID-19 update lockdown set to end

Dear sector colleagues,

I am pleased to share with you that the seven-day lockdown is on track to end as of 12:01am Wednesday, 28 July 2021. The Premier announced today that there has been no serious escalation in the recent Modbury cluster. Only one new positive case of COVID-19 has been identified and linked to the outbreak allowing South Australia to transition out of the lockdown.

Though the lockdown is set to end, it is no time to be complacent with South Australia to remain on high alert particularly given the escalating situation interstate in New South Wales. To ensure our state’s continued safety, the pathway out of the lockdown will feature a levelling down of restrictions.

The following restrictions will come into effect as of 12:01am Wednesday, 28 July 2021 for at least 7 days with the potential for extension:

  • Masks must continue to be worn in all high-risk settings such as healthcare (including aged care and disability services), passenger transport and personal care environments (such as hairdressers), and in theatres and cinemas.
  • Density requirements – 1 person per 4 square metres.
  • Household and private gatherings limited to 10 people maximum per household including members of house.
  • Weddings and funerals up to 50 people (may be less based on capacity of venue regarding the 1 person per 4 square metres density requirements).
  • Gyms may re-open – 1 person per 8 square metres.
  • Food and beverage consumption - seated only, both indoor and outdoor.
  • Restrictions on shisha, dancing and singing to continue.

Further advice will be provided in the Premier’s briefing tomorrow with regards to events with approved COVID-management plans and sporting commitments. The Premier has also stressed the importance of continuing to limit the mobility of South Australians in public once the new restrictions come into place on Wednesday, 28 July.

South Australia’s incredible response to stopping this recent cluster in its tracks was on full display again over the weekend with over 85,000 COVID-19 tests completed and results returned since Friday. There are now also over 800,000 South Australians who have received a COVID-19 vaccination.

New vaccination clinics for RACF staff

Getting vaccinated against COVID-19 is the best thing we can do to protect ourselves and the South Australian community. If you are someone who works in a Residential Aged Care Facility (RACF), you are eligible to be vaccinated now and are able to receive a Pfizer vaccine, regardless of age. It is vital that you get vaccinated to protect yourself and the residents you care for from COVID-19.

Two new vaccination clinics have opened in Highgate Park and Enfield providing the Pfizer vaccine for RACF staff, along with the Medindie vaccination clinic.

Eligibility for vaccination

All Residential Aged Care Facility (RACF) staff are eligible, including:

  • health practitioners
  • personal care workers
  • kitchen staff
  • cleaners, and
  • administrative staff.

When booking online, you must include your work email address to verify your eligibility.

When attending your appointment

When attending your appointment, you must complete a declaration of eligibility to verify that you are currently employed or contracted to work at a Residential Aged Care Facility (RACF).

Please bring proof of employment to your appointment such as:

  • employee ID card, or
  • timesheet.

Make a booking at these clinics

Highgate Park COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic

Location: 103 Fisher Street, Fullarton.

Opening hours:

  • Monday to Wednesday: 9.00 am to 5.00 pm
  • Thursday: 9.00 am to 8.00 pm
  • Friday: 9.00 am to 5.00 pm.

Book online to receive a Pfizer vaccination at Highgate Park.

This vaccination is free.

Enfield COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic

Location: 55 Watson Avenue, Enfield.

Opening hours:

  • Monday to Wednesday: 9.00 am to 4.00 pm
  • Thursday: 12 noon to 7.00 pm
  • Friday and Saturday: 9.00 am to 4.00 pm.

Book online to receive a Pfizer vaccination at Enfield.

This vaccination is free.

Medindie vaccination clinic

Location: 17 Main North Road, Medindie.

Opening hours:

  • Monday: 11.00 am to 7.00 pm
  • Tuesday to Friday: 8.30 am to 4.30 pm
  • Public holidays: closed

Book online to receive a Pfizer vaccination at Medindie.

This vaccination is free.

If you’re unable to book an immediate vaccination appointment

If you’re unable to book an immediate vaccination appointment due to increased demand, please continue to check in with your local vaccination centres and/or request to be contacted when appointments become available. Appointment spots are updated regularly so there is always the opportunity for you to secure an earlier vaccination.

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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