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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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
- Anyone who has been at any of the hotspots identified in Victoria is being asked to self-quarantine and to immediately contact SA Health. A list of public exposure sites can be found on the Victorian Government’s Health and Human Services website. The list of exposure sites may be updated, and those who have been in the Greater Melbourne area during this time should check the website regularly.
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)