There have been no new cases of COVID-19 today. There are no active cases in SA and 439 people have been cleared of COVID-19.
Earlier today, South Australian Premier Steven Marshall stated that we cannot become complacent, with today’s 288 new cases in Victoria are a blunt reminder as to how contagious COVID-19 is.
In today’s press conference following this morning’s National Cabinet meeting, Premier Marshall confirmed dozens of South Australian nurses and paramedics are currently in Victoria helping the COVID-19 response.
SA Pathology is also processing in excess of 500 Victorian COVID-19 tests per day, in an effort to assist the state, with a contact tracing team in place to help remotely.
A nationwide review of hotel quarantine arrangements is set to take place, with Premier Marshall stating South Australia has a gold standard of hotel quarantine arrangements.
South Australia will soon move to cap international arrivals, taking 500 per week, so as to maintain this high standard.
Premier Marshall confirmed the hard border with Victoria is in place and will remain, with arrivals given a PCR test on arrival, and again on day twelve of self quarantine. So far, there has been full compliance from those required to self quarantine.
The plan to open the South Australian border (with the exception of Victoria) on July 20 remains, however Premier Marshall stated the case results of other states will be looked at carefully over the coming days to make sure the borders are not lifted too early.
COVID-19 testing levels remain high in South Australia.
COVID Management Plans
From today, templates for COVID Management Plans can be accessed online. High risk public activities that require a COVID Management Plan include:
• Gatherings and activities of more than 1,000 people.
• Licenced premises under the Liquor Licencing Act 1997 where both dancing and the consumption of liquor occurs.
• The operation of a nightclub, where the principle purpose of the premise is for the consumption of liquor, the playing of loud, amplified music and dancing.
All COVID Management Plans will be reviewed by SA Health and the assessment process may involve site visits and inspections.
If there is an increase in community transmission of COVID-19, existing COVID Management Plans may be reviewed to ensure activities are still safe to proceed.
In the event of a widespread outbreak, approval for COVID Management Plans may need to be revoked.
For more information and to submit at COVID-19 Management Plan, visit www.covid-19.sa.gov.au.
South Australian COVID-19 Statistics
There have been a total of 443 cases reported in SA.
There have been four reported deaths in SA from COVID-19.
More than 169,500 tests have been undertaken in SA.
Everyone must continue to follow measures that will help stop the spread. Practice good hygiene, keep 1.5 metres distance from others and stay at home if you are unwell.
People experiencing any of the following symptoms (even if mild) should be tested for COVID-19:
• Fever or chills (in the absence of an alternative illness that explains these symptoms)
• An acute respiratory infection e.g. symptoms of cough, sore throat, runny nose, or shortness of breath
• Loss of smell or alteration in the sense of taste
Call the SA COVID-19 Information Line on 1800 253 787, or go to www.sahealth.sa.gov.au/COVID2019, for more information.
Keep up the good work SA and let’s not undo all the good.