COVID-19

7 day lockdown imposed for South Australia effective tonight

Following a fifth case linked to the man at Modbury Hospital, South Australia will be put into a hard lockdown effective 6:00pm tonight.

Premier Steven Marshall this morning addressed the South Australian public with an update on the states unfolding COVID situation following an elderly man in his 80s testing positive at Modbury Hospital in the early hours of 19 July.

Marshall announced that there has in fact been a fourth and fifth case linked to the situation the fourth being a close contact – a man in his 60s who is considered highly infectious – and the fifth being a diner at The Greek on Halifax street on Saturday also in his 60s. This confirms a community transmission within South Australia and has been identified as the Delta variant.

For these reasons, Marshall has imposed some heavy and immediate restrictions from 6:00pm tonight, with SA moving into lockdown for 7 days. There are from 6:00pm, only five reasons you may leave your house and are as follows:

1. Care and compassionate reasons i.e. taking care of loved ones

2. Essential work

3. Purchase of essential goods such as food

4. Medical reasons i.e. vaccination

5. Exercise that is limited to people from the same household

As of tomorrow schools, will also be closed, allowing 24 hours for teachers to transition to home based learning, with some institutions to remain open for essential workers children. Marshall then noted that support payments will be discussed tomorrow.

People will be unable to visit intimate partners or friends, as there is no bubble rule to allow small social groups to form.

Nicola Spurrier then gave an update on the daily situation in South Australia stating that there has been 1078 messages to people who used QR Codes at businesses. In addition, 2000 South Australian’s have responded to a survey regarding exposure sites, as well as this, 800 South Australians have notified authorities they have been at Victorian exposure sites.

Spurrier then noted that if you are in quarantine, you must remain in your home and the five reasons to leave the house do not apply to you. If you require assistance getting food, authorities can help you organise this. There are only a few reasons you may leave if you are in quarantine, being if you require urgent medical aid, a covid test or if you have a vaccine appointment booked. If this is the case you must notify the relevant parties that you are currently in quarantine.

Marshall commented that he does believe they have got this early, noting they only were made aware of this at 2:30am yesterday.

A new testing site has been opened at Waterworld in Ridgehaven to best support the spike in tests expected, as well as Victoria Park testing clinic remaining open 24/7. You can also find your nearest testing site here.

An extensive list of exposure sites has been released by SA Health, and Marshall said they are using QR Code check-ins and CCTV footage to track people. The exposure sites are as follows:

If you were at the locations at the specified date and time, you and your household contacts should:
 immediately self-isolate for 14 days since you were at the location
▪ get tested immediately
▪ get tested again on day 5 and day 13
▪ complete this form to notify SA Health you were at this location: https://forms.sa.gov.au/#/form/60dbc8114d433274849f347c

*Adelaide – The Greek on Halifax
Saturday 17 July – 6.00pm to 10.00pm
*Craigmore – Topz Shopz, 3/2 Zurich Road, Craigmore
Sunday 18 July – 8.30am to 9.15am ▫
Saturday 17 July – 11.00am to 11.30am
* Golden Grove – OPSM, Golden Grove Village Shopping Centre
Saturday 17 July – 3.00 pm to 4.45 pm
*Greenacres – Coles, Greenacres Shopping Centre
Friday 16 July – 2.30 pm to 3.45 pm
* Hindmarsh – Gaganis Bros
Friday 16 July – 1.00 pm to 2.30 pm
* Modbury – Commonwealth Bank
Wednesday 14 July – 10.30 am to 12.15 pm▫
Tuesday 13 July – 10.00 am to 11.15 am
*Munno Para – Caltex 
Saturday 17 July – 9.10am to 9.55am
*Munno Para – Dan Murphy’s 
Sunday 18 July – 11.00am to 11.45am ▫
Saturday 17 July – 10.30am to 11.30am
*Munno Para – Foodland, Munno Para Shopping Centre
Sunday 18 July – 11.15am to 12.00pm ▫
Saturday 17 July – 9.00am to 10.00am
*Munno Para – Smokemart & GiftBox, Munno Para Shopping Centre
Sunday 18 July – 11.00am to 11.45am ▫
Saturday 17 July – 9.10am to 9.55am
*Munno Para – TAB, Munno Para Shopping Centre
Sunday 18 July – 10.45am to 11.45am ▫
Saturday 17 July – 10.30am to 11.30am
*Ridgehaven – Chemist Warehouse, Pelican Plaza
Sunday 18 July – 5.40 pm to 6.00 pm
*St Agnes – Aldi, St Agnes Shopping Centre
Tuesday 13 July – 10.20 am to 11.30 am
*Yattalunga — Tenafeate Creek Wines
Sunday 18 July – 1.45pm to 4.30pm
*Golden Grove – Golden Grove Village Shopping Centre▫
Saturday 17 July – 3.00 pm to 4.45 pm
*Golden Grove – The Grove Newsagency, Golden Grove Village Shopping Centre▫
Saturday 17 July – 3.30 pm to 3.45 pm
*Modbury – Modbury Hospital Emergency Department▫
Sunday 18 July 10.00pm to Monday 19 July 8.00am
*St Agnes – St Agnes Shopping Centre▫
Tuesday 13 July – 10.20 am to 11.30 am

 If you were at any of the below locations at the specified dates and times, you must:
▪ get a COVID-19 test as soon as possible and quarantine until you receive a negative result
▪ get tested again on day 5 and day 13 after the last day you were at the location. There is no requirement to quarantine after the day 5 and 13 test, unless you have symptoms.
▪ complete this form to notify SA Health you were at this location: https://forms.sa.gov.au/#/form/60dbc8114d433274849f347c

*Greenacres – Greenacres Shopping Centre
Friday 16 July – 2.30 pm to 3.45 pm
*Munno Para – Munno Para Shopping Centre 
Sunday 18 July – 10.45am to 12.00pm ▫
Saturday 17 July – 9.00am to 12.00pm

⚠ If you were at the below location, monitor yourself for symptoms and get tested as soon as they develop.

*Glenelg – Wigley Reserve
Friday 16 July – 12.30pm to 1.15pm
*Wynn Vale — Wynn Vale Dam
Sunday 18 July – 9.45am to 10.45am

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