COVID-19

State opposition releases proposed urgent Covid action plan

The state opposition has released a statement that includes a proposed urgent action plan of measures that could be used immediately to address SA’s COVID-19 crisis.

Labor Leader Peter Malinauskas has released a statement that includes a proposed urgent action plan of measures that could be used immediately to address the state’s COVID-19 crisis.
 
Leading the plan is a focus on schools, with a list of measures outlined to ensure the they’re Covid-ready. These include:

  • Securing a stockpile for our schools to provide free rapid antigen testing for teachers and students
  • Opening dedicated sites for 5-11 year olds to get vaccinated, including mobile vaccination sites at schools
  • Completing and releasing the results of the ventilation audits of schools
  • Conducting ventilation audits of pre-schools, kindergartens and child care settings in the same process that was conducted in schools
  • Fast-tracking the installation of air purifiers in classrooms 

Further outlined in the plan is:

  • An increased access to free rapid antigen tests
  • Recall of Parliament to respond to COVID-19 challenges
  • Escalating access to booster doses
  • Establishing additional testing sites
  • Boosting health system capacity
  • Providing immediate real support for COVID-hit industries

This comes as South Australians embrace a new way to access Rapid Antigen Tests (RATs) if they are deemed to be close contacts.

A home testing collection supersite has been set up in Adelaide’s south parklands and has been operational from 7am this morning, with online bookings ready to be made right now.

Another 12 sites around metro and regional South Australia will be operational in the next week, with the Government to update South Australians on those locations in the coming days.

The new process will enable two free RATs to be available for collection by people who register themselves online as close contacts.

If you have any COVID-19 symptoms, no matter how mild, please seek testing as soon as possible.

For more information on health advice and requirements for households, visit www.sahealth.sa.gov.au/COVIDcontacttracing.

Find your nearest testing site at www.sahealth.sa.gov.au/COVIDtesting

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