COVID-19

10 COVID-19 testing clinics temporarily close doors

A total of ten sites across SA will close for up to seven hours, during the hottest period of the day, with several re-opening later this evening.

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Several South Australian COVID-19 testing sites have closed their doors this afternoon, as the state’s mercury is predicted to reach a scorching 39 degrees.

A total of ten sites across SA will close for up to seven hours, during the hottest period of the day, with several re-opening later this evening.

Other walk-in clinics may also temporarily close on short notice as the temperatures rise throughout the day. Those booked in at the closed sites will receive further messaging with instructions about their appointments.

Taking to Facebook, SA Health said those with appointments at Victoria Park, Bedford Park and the Ridgehaven testing sites will be prioritised. To keep up to date with changing testing site times, visit the SA Health social media pages.

COVID-19 testing sites updated hours (Tuesday 11 January) 

Hindmarsh 

7.30am to 11.00am & 6.00pm to 10.30pm

Elizabeth South

8.30am to 11.00am & 6.00pm to 10.30pm

Hampstead

8.30am to 11.00am

Repat

8.30am to 11.00am

Victoria Park

6.00pm to 11.00am (closed 11.00am to 6.00pm)

Ridgehaven

6.00pm to 11.00am (closed 11.00am to 6.00pm)

Bedford Park

6.00pm to 11.00am (closed 11.00am to 6.00pm)

Port Adelaide

8.30am to 11.00am

Aldinga

8.30am to 11.00am

RAH

8.00am to 11.00am

This is the second time South Australia has seen testing facilities close for necessary reasons in the past two weeks, with four Clinpath clinics closing due to the surge in demand for tests at Aged Care facilities.

As the next few days are predicted to see temperatures rise, SA Health has also put out a reminder to be prepared for wait times at both drive-in and walk-in clinics. Bring water, sunscreen and plenty of snacks to keep you full and hydrated.

If having to wait outside for your test, you are also able to bring a chair, and remember to slip, slop, slap on a hat (and mask) and stay 1.5M away from others in line.

Yesterday, South Australia recorded 4,024 COVID-19 cases in 24 hours and, unfortunately, two deaths. There are currently 44,313 active cases of COVID in the state, 188 of which are in hospital.

The state’s vaccination rate sits at 93.0 per cent of eligible South Australians aged 12+ receiving their first dose of the vaccine, and 89.0 per cent have received their second dose and there were 7,869 booster shots given yesterday bringing the total booster shots to 248,466.

If you have any COVID-19 symptoms, no matter how mild, please seek testing as soon as possible.

Find your nearest testing site at www.sahealth.sa.gov.au/COVIDtesting. For more information visit https://www.covid-19.sa.gov.au/ or call the SA COVID-19 Information Line on 1800 253 787

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