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Tuesday 8 March 2022

Dear sector colleagues,

SA Health has recently introduced new health advice for people who have recovered from COVID-19 regarding ‘close contact’ requirements.

If you have tested positive and since recovered from COVID-19, you will not be considered a close contact for eight weeks since you received your positive test result. This is an increase on the previous definition of four weeks.

After eight weeks, you will be considered a close contact if exposed to COVID-19 again and as a result required to quarantine and get tested.

If you develop new onset COVID-19 symptoms, then you should get a PCR test and stay at home until you receive a negative result.

In addition to this new health advice, SA Health has also introduced a new Healthcare Setting Workers Vaccination direction.

People who engage in work or perform duties in healthcare settings on a single occasion or infrequent and irregular basis will need to produce a negative Rapid Antigen Test result that is taken on either the day of attending the healthcare setting, or 24 hours prior to attending the healthcare setting.

You are not required to be fully vaccinated to enter the healthcare setting provided you have completed these testing requirements prior to entry and comply with wearing appropriate PPE as required.

For more information about the latest health advice and information about a positive result for COVID-19 in South Australia, please visit the SA Health website.

Ngaityalya (Kaurna, thank you)

Lois Boswell
Chief Executive

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