COVID-19

SA records new inactive COVID case as border restrictions ease

The first COVID case has been recorded in South Australia a day after the border restrictions have eased for travellers that are vaccinated.

The first COVID case has been recorded in South Australia a day after the border restrictions have eased for travellers that are vaccinated.

The recorded case is a traveller from Victoria who is fully vaccinated. According to SA Health, the case is an old infection that is currently not active with no risk to the greater community.

The individual is not required to isolate or quarantine due to the inactivity of the case and will remain out of quarantine due to the infection being inactive.

The person tested positive as they are still shedding the virus from an old infection.

The case is a reminder of the ways people can help stop the spread. This is through practising good hygiene by washing your hands, avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth. and covering your cough or sneeze with a tissue or elbow.

It is also important to keep 1.5 metres distance from others wherever and whenever possible. People are also encouraged to download the COVIDSafe app. SA Health has maintained that checking in with QR codes is still extremely important.

The borders to SA opened on Tuesday November 23 to fully vaccinated travellers (or travellers with an exemption).

Those entering from NSW, Victoria and the ACT are required to have a covid test in the 72 hours prior to their arrival.

A daily symptom check for 14 days via a phone app is also required.

People coming from an area with an LGA of 80-90% also need a test on their arrival.

SA Health has maintained that 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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