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Department of Human Services

Fire and disaster recovery

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Recovery Centres will remain open until otherwise directed by authorities and we have taken extra steps to look after visitors and staff.

These include:

  • asking that if you feel unwell or have a fever that you seek medical advice and consider the health of others before you visit the recovery centre.
  • increasing the distance between chairs in the waiting area to at least one metre
  • having the centres professionally cleaned every day
  • closing the children’s corners
  • suspending home visits by recovery outreach teams — however those members are now increasing the telephone outreach calls
  • reducing the number of Red Cross and Disaster Ministries volunteers.

If you would like more information on coronavirus, SA Health has a dedicated page with useful information including frequently asked questions.

SA Health COVID-19 website

Phone the National Coronavirus Information Hotline on 1800 020 080.

This is the place to find information about recovering from current fires.

Cudlee Creek Fire recovery

Carcuma Fire recovery

Kangaroo Island Fire recovery

Keilira Fire recovery

Yorketown Fire recovery

If you need:

  • advice about what to do after an emergency or disaster
  • information about the help available after an emergency or disaster

you can visit the Disaster Recovery pages on and visit the National Bushfire Recovery Agency.

Royal Commission into National Natural Disaster Arrangements – submissions now open

The Royal Commission into National Natural Disaster Arrangements is inviting public submissions.

Individuals, organisations, community groups and the broader community can make submissions to offer their experiences, insights and suggestions.

Deadline for submissions: Friday 3 April 2020.

Royal Commission website

Page last updated : 24 Mar 2020

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