COVID-19

Community-run covid locations Facebook page goes viral

COVID-19 locations Facebook page goes viral! Over 58,000 people have joined this community-run Facebook page sharing exposure sites as they become known.

Thousands of Facebook users have joined a community-run Facebook page dedicated to sharing South Australian covid exposure sites as they come to be known.

Members of the ‘SA Community Known Exposure Sites‘ page contribute to posting any known exposure sites as they come to light, often ahead of SA Health’s official list of identified hot spots.

Taking contact tracing into its own hands, the group currently has over 60,000 followers (at the time of writing) since its creation last week, with those numbers expected to increase as growing concerns over the long list of exposure sites continue.

SA Health has defended their delays in updating exposure sites through their website, reasoning that some venues are only later in the process deemed as contact sites.

Their focus is said to have been on ‘high-risk’ settings, meaning some locations may not necessarily be listed through their site.

The ‘SA Community Known Exposure Sites‘ group has assisted in sharing other exposure sites across the state that may not have been announced yet, or may have been missed due to their ‘low-risk’ status.

Posts on the community Facebook page include those from businesses that have been notified of a transmission within their venue, as well as notices that members of the community have received if they’ve attended a known exposure site.

SA Health has so far identified around 168 known exposure sites, a number that is expected to surge as the pandemic continues.

Important things to note:

You may not always receive a call, SMS or email from SA Health.

You must follow the relevant health advice even if you have not been contacted.

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

For more information on health advice and requirements for households, visit www.sahealth.sa.gov.au/COVIDcontacttracing.

Find your nearest testing site at www.sahealth.sa.gov.au/COVIDtesting

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