Department of Human Services

Thursday 4 February 2021

Dear sector colleagues,

Following a confirmed COVID-19 case in a hotel quarantine worker in Melbourne, the South Australian Government has updated testing and quarantine requirements for those entering South Australia from the Greater Melbourne area.

  • People coming into the state from Greater Melbourne will need to have a PCR test (nose and throat swab) on days 1, 5 and 12 in South Australia and isolate after the first test pending a negative result.
  • Anyone who has been in the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Melbourne since 28 January should immediately email SA Health at health.coronavirusenquiries@sa.gov.au to advise that you were at this location. Those who have been at this location during the time specified will be required to go into hotel quarantine.

The border to Victoria currently remains open. The Government has advised that the response to the situation in Victoria is different to the hard border closure with Western Australia due to the two states having very different hotel quarantine facilities and testing regimes.

For more information on all state COVID-19 updates go to the SA Health contract tracing page.

Ngaityalya (Kaurna: thank you)

Lois Boswell
Chief Executive

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