South Australia has reached its sixth consecutive day with no new COVID-19 cases, as no further cases emerge from the Thebarton cluster.
Premier Steven Marshall today announced the introduction of preventative aged care restrictions, given the vulnerability of residents.
“We know that we’ve got to act swiftly, listen to the expert advice, and stay ahead of the curve,” said Premier Marshall.
As of August 27, all personal care workers will not be permitted to work at more than one residential aged care facility, and all doctors, nurses, allied health workers, and personal care workers will be required to wear PPE when within 1.5m of a resident.
South Australia is yet to report a COVID-19 case amongst residents in aged care facilities, with the new restrictions in place to ensure facilities remain safe.
“I am very, very concerned about what has happened in New Zealand,” said Professor Nicola Spurrier.
“It is absolutely a timely reminder as to why we need these restrictions.”
More to come.