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COVID shopper found to have followed SA Health guidelines

A man who was initially thought to have violated quarantine orders, actually did not.

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Australian Medical Association vice president Dr Chris Moy told the Today show this morning that an Adelaide man who left isolation to go shopping, “misunderstood” the conditions of his quarantine.

In this morning’s South Australian press conference, Deputy Chief Public Health Officer Emily Kirkpatrick also said that as a close contact of an infected person, the man “was required to quarantine and have tests on day one and day 12.”

However SA health have doubled back on this information this afternoon, saying the man was advised to monitor his symptoms was not under quarantine order when he left the house to shop.

Deputy Chief Public Health Officer Emily Kirkpatrick said the man “was not actually served a direction to undertake a period of quarantine” and instead asked to monitor himself for symptoms.

The man initially tested negative for COVID-19, but returned a positive result on day 12 of his isolation. By this time, he had been out in the community. He was subsequently transferred to a medi-hotel, along with his close contacts.

Over the course of Sunday 22 November, the man visited myriad shops in Adelaide’s eastern and western suburbs.

Between 12.15pm and 3.30pm on the day in question, the man visited Big W Brickworks, at ­Torrensville, Foodland at Norwood, Kmart at Kurralta Park, On the Run at Hilton, Anaconda, Mile End, Guzman y Gomez, Glandore, and Boost Juice, Glenelg.

South Australian Chief Health Adviser Professor Spurrier stressed that those in quarantine must wait until they had returned a second negative test at the end of the two weeks to leave isolation.

People who shopped at the same time as the man have been urged to get tested immediately and self isolate until they get the results.

Four locations are on high alert.

Anyone who has been at any of these four locations, need to be tested immediately, even if you have no symptoms whatsoever, and isolate until you get your results.

You do not need to self-quarantine if you receive a negative test but you should monitor for symptoms and get re-tested immediately if symptoms develop.

Intensive English Language Institute, Flinders University Sturt Campus Bedford Park
13 November – 28 November
If you were here during these days, you need to be tested immediately

The Big W Brickworks, Torrensville
Sunday 22 November (Sunday a week ago) from 12:15pm – 12:50pm
If you were here during this time, you need to be tested immediately

Foodland Norwood
Sunday 22 November, 1:20pm – 2pm
If you were here during this time, you need to be tested immediately

Kmart, Kurralta Park
Sunday 22 November, 2:45-3:10pm
If you were here during this time, you need to be tested immediately

The following venues are also on alert, but these are watch and act. Please get tested if you show have visited any of these venues and are showing any symptoms.

On The Run, Hilton
Sunday 22 November 12:05pm-12:15pm

Anaconda Mile End
Sunday 22 November 12:55pm-1:15pm

Guzman y Gomez
Sunday 22 November, 2:45pm – 2:50pm

Boost Juice Glenelg
Sunday 22 November, 3:20-3:30pm

Visit www.sahealth.sa.gov.au/covidcontacttracing for the full list of affected locations.

To find a location to get a COVID-19 test visit www.sahealth.sa.gov.au/covidtesting

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