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SA cluster grows to 23, as bottles shops now considered essential service

There have been two new cases of COVID-19 today, in people in their teens, taking South Australia’s total number of cases to 551.


There have been two new cases of COVID-19 today, in people in their teens, taking South Australia’s total number of cases to 551.

Parafield Cluster (as of 23:59, 17 November 2020)
New cases linked to cluster: 2
Total cases linked to cluster: 23
Suspected cases: 7
Cases in hospital: 2
Approximate number of contacts in quarantine 5,000

Case Breakdown
Total new cases today: 2
Total number currently in hospital: 2
Total cases to date: 551
Recovered cases: 512
Deaths: 4
Tests carried out yesterday: 9,659
Total tests to date: 605,086

Active Cases
Active cases: 35
Overseas acquired: 11
Close contact: 23
Locally acquired (contact unknown): 0
Interstate acquired: 1
Under investigation (in quarantine): 0

As you are probably now aware South Australia will be implementing a circuit breaker from 12:01am Thursday, 19 November 2020 for the next six days aiming to stop the spread of COVID-19 in our state.

Official Directions will be published and instructions will be provided in further detail later in the day as the situation progresses.

South Australia will pause, and people will need to remain at home for the next six days.

The following list is not complete SA Health are currently working through the restrictions but are current at the time of this post.

The following will be permitted to remain OPERATIONAL to maintain critical services only:

➡️ Critical infrastructure including power, telecommunications, water;

➡️ Supermarkets for essential food;

➡️ Bottle shops;

➡️ Medical supplies and medical services;

➡️ Public transport;

➡️ Airport and essential freight;

➡️ Petrol stations;

➡️ Post offices and banking institutions;

➡️ Child care and schools for essential services workers only;

➡️ Veterinary;

➡️ Essential agriculture services ;

➡️ Factories remain open for essential machinery upkeep and production of essential products only; and

➡️ Mining and smelting for continuity and to prevent damage.

People will only be able to leave the house for the following reasons:

To go to work as an emergency services worker or to worker providing essential services;

➡️ For agricultural work;

➡️ To receive medical care including seeking COVID-19 testing;

➡️ To obtain medical supplies;

➡️ One person from the household once a day to attend supermarkets to obtain essential supplies;

➡️ Organised end of life visits; and

➡️ In an emergency situation.


The following businesses will CLOSE:

➡️ Takeaway food services;

➡️ Shops (excluding essential food services); Universities and tertiary education facilities;

➡️ Pubs/restaurants/café/food courts;

➡️ Elective surgery/ except cancer;➡️

Open inspections and auctions;

➡️ Fly in fly out worker;

➡️ Aged care and disability facilities will go into lockdown;

➡️ Construction industry;

➡️ Holiday homes and other holiday accommodation and no further bookings;

➡️ Wedding and funerals cancelled and banned;

➡️ Outdoor sport/fitness/exercise not permitted; and

➡️ Regional travel not permitted

Please remain calm and be patient while authorities work together to get this information out to the community of South Australia.

All existing directions, frequently asked questions and other information can be found here:

You will need to wait for further information in relation to this however, if you have any pressing questions in relation to COVID-19 information please contact the SA COVID-19 Information Line on 1800 253 787 between the hours of 9am to 5pm 7 days per week or go to the SA Health website at or

Anyone who visited or got takeaway (including delivery) from the Woodville Pizza Bar, 58 Woodville Road, Woodville on 6 to 16 November must immediately self-quarantine for 14 days. This includes people from the same household. People who visited across this period should seek testing as soon as possible. Go directly to the testing location, wear a mask and alert the staff that they have visited the pizza bar.

From midnight tonight, a series of wide ranging, comprehensive restrictions will commence. More information available here.

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