The recent Thebarton outbreak and interstate influx of travellers has necessitated an increase to South Australia’s medi-hotel capacity.
SA’s total supervised medi-hotel capacity is currently at 500 persons, per week.
Recent outbreaks of COVID-19 have allocated those entering the state into three different cohorts. These include:
- international arrivals (240 pax)
- domestic arrivals from high risk areas (130 pax)
- capacity for community outbreaks (130 pax)
The State Government has recently advised the Commonwealth that in the coming weeks, medi-hotel capacity is aiming to increase to up to 800.
This will continue to be allocated over three cohorts, and will be flexed and reassessed based on local SA requirements.
- International arrivals (600 pax, representing an increase of 360 pax
- domestic arrivals from high risk areas (100 pax)
- capacity for community outbreaks (100 pax)
This increase will allow South Australia to quarantine 600 international arrivals per week, which more than doubles the current capacity to support the return of Australians stranded overseas.
More to come.