COVID-19

New exposure sites listed as infectious truck driver travels through SA

Chief Public Health Officer Nicola Spurrier addressed the South Australian public today regarding one new positive case of a truck driver passing through South Australia before testing positive to COVID in WA.

Spurrier said the truck driver was a man in his 20s who had received his first dose of the COVID vaccine.

She added that he was traveling with another driver who had tested negative for COVID.

The driver who tested positive has already had one dose of the COVID vaccination. The man passed through the state on September 15 to 16. He then entered WA on September 16. He returned to SA on September 18 while passing through to NSW.

Spurrier said he showed light symptoms of fatigue which turned out to be COVID after he received a positive test.

TIER 1 EXPOSURE SITES:

Shower block on Eyre Highway Penong SA

  • September 15, 9.30pm-11.20pm
  • September 18, 3.30pm-5:30pm

Caltex, Eyre Highway Penong SA

  • September 18, 3.30-5.30pm

As this all happened a week ago, SA Health is working hard to contact any possible close contacts. Close contacts will be advised shortly through contact tracing.

If you were at the locations at the specified date and time, you and your household contacts must immediately quarantine for 14 days since you were at the location, get tested immediately and get tested again on day 5 and day 13. Visit the SA Health website to complete an online form and notify SA Health you were at this location. 

Professor Spurrier has maintained that checking in with QR codes is still extremely important, as is making sure you are getting your vaccines.

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

More information is available at www.sahealth.sa.gov.au/COVIDcontacttracing

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