A new Direction has been issued in relation to 7 day COVID-19 testing requirements for people working in Medi-Hotels.
The Emergency Management (COVID-19) (Medi-Hotel Testing) Direction 2020 has been issued and came into effect as of 12.01am on Wednesday 25 November 2020.
Anyone who is working at a Medi-Hotel site from 12.01am on 25 November 2020 is now required to receive a COVID-19 test at least every 7 days.
Testing is a requirement for these people for up to 14 days from the last day they worked at the hotel site. This includes all employees and contractors of:
Australian Defence Force
All employees and contractors of Medi-Hotel operators including front of house, cleaning and security
*NOTE- This Direction does not apply to people who are in hotel quarantine or people who have delivered goods to a Medi-Hotel, who only went into a designated green zone, that were present for less than 30 minutes and had no contact with those undertaking quarantine.
If you have been working at a Medi-Hotel and develop any of the following COVID-19 symptoms you must notify SA Health immediately where you will be given further direction in relation to your self-isolation requirements.
Shortness of breath
Fever or history of fever or chills
Acute loss of smell or taste
Further details in relation to Medi-hotel operator requirements can be found within the Medi-Hotel Testing Direction here: https://www.covid-19.sa.gov.au/emergency-declarations
The Communicable Diseases Control Branch can be contacted on 1300 232 272. All existing Directions, frequently asked questions and other information can be found here: www.covid-19.sa.gov.au
For further information please call 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 www.sahealth.sa.gov.au or www.sa.gov.au/covid-19
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