Earlier today, SA Health released information stating a confirmed COVID-19 case had visited the Walkers Arms Hotel in Walkerville.
The Walkers Arms Hotel has since put out the following statement:
“We’d like to acknowledge SA Health’s recent COVID health update.
On the 27th-29th of July an interstate accommodation guest, an essential worker from Victoria was self-isolating at the Walkers Arms Hotel.
According to SA Health, the guest had been tested at the border and returned a negative result.
During their stay at the Walkers Arms Hotel, they developed symptoms and underwent a subsequent test; returning a positive result, which led to their removal on Wednesday 29th.
During this time the guest did not access any other area of the hotel besides their accommodation room and reception area.
We were advised by SA Health that we did not need to take any measures, as the guest was contained to their room and then removed by SA Health.
Since their removal we have gone over and above with cleaning measures, including a deep clean of accommodation areas, common areas and a disinfection fogging service using Netbiokem DSAM – a broad-spectrum virucidal disinfectant cleaner for all surfaces.
Our accommodation manager who had contact checking the guest in has returned a negative result, but it still currently placed in 14 days isolation as per SA Health’s guidelines.
To reiterate, the accommodate guest did not at any stage access any other areas of the hotel during their isolation.
We can assure everyone that the health and safety of our staff and patrons is our first priority. If you develop any symptoms, please follow SA Health’s guidelines.”