COVID-19

The latest COVID-19 apps and how to use them

With domestic travel reopening on Tuesday 23rd November, here’s our guide to the latest COVID apps and what is required from tomorrow.

Domestic travel will re-open from tomorrow, Tuesday 23rd November ahead of school holidays and the festive season.

Premier Steven Marshall and Chief Public Health Officer Professor Nicola Spurrier addressed the South Australian public last week revealing the SA COVID-19 roadmap. 

The roadmap outlined from Tuesday, 23rd November, the threat of a full state lockdown will no longer remain and fully vaccinated South Australians will only have to quarantine for seven days if they’re deemed a close contact of a COVID-19 case, under new rules starting tomorrow. 

Data and contact tracing is key to SA’s strategy to contain COVID-19 when the state re-opens its borders to the rest of the country tomorrow. 

For those wanting to enter South Australia, you’ll need to use the new EntryCheck SA website to find out the restrictions that apply to you.

You may then also need to download the new HealthCheck SA app if you need to check symptoms, get tested or quarantine.

The mySA GOV app will also be updated to allow you to show you have been vaccinated when entering a business or other venue from next week.

Fully vaccinated residents from Victoria, ACT and almost all of NSW and NT will be allowed to enter South Australia from tomorrow without quarantining. This is in addition to residents of TAS, QLD and WA who can already freely move across borders. 

All travellers from low-to-medium risk areas are required to provide a negative COVID-19 test up to 72 hours before entering SA, in addition to an EntryCheckSA form which can be completed here

The new website called EntryCheckSA went live at 6 pm on Friday. 

EntryCheckSA requires travellers to create a mySA Gov account, from there, the website asks for personal information such as your name, date of birth and Medicare details. 

It will also ask where you have spent the majority of your time over the past 14 days and if you’ve been overseas recently. 

It will also ask for proof that you’re fully vaccinated. 

The proof can come through a certificate that can be connected from the Express Plus Medicare or federal myGov apps.

You may also need an international vaccine certificate if you have been overseas.

Once the forms are completed, you will get an email telling you what your requirements are to enter South Australia.

Depending on where you have been, you will be sent an email and text message with a link to download the HealthCheck SA app — but only on the day you are planning to enter South Australia.

Unvaccinated people or those from Byron Bay — where the vaccination rate is under 80 per cent — will need to get an exemption through SA Health. Additionally, those who have been in the Katherine LGA will be required to home quarantine for 7 days if vaccinated or 14 days if unvaccinated. 

HealthCheck SA app

Once you download the HealthCheck SA app — if you need to — it will step you through checking for COVID-19 symptoms, when to get tested or if necessary, how long you will need to quarantine, either at a medi-hotel or at home.

The app will replace another app used during a home quarantine trial earlier this year

That app contacted participants randomly, giving them 15 minutes to prove they are home, using a combination of facial recognition and geo-location technology.

It will also tell users the result of their tests.

For those without a mobile phone, HealthCheckSA is also available on the EntryCheckSA website. 

COVID-19 tracing check-in will still be available on paper in businesses and venues. 

Premier Steven Marshall said South Australian residents who have received both COVID-19 vaccine doses and have come from a local government area with a vaccination rate above 80 per cent will be welcomed into the state.

“We’re not just opening the floodgates, we are making sure that those people who come into South Australia are double vaccinated and come from an LGA which has a vaccination rate above 80 per cent.” 

“South Australians rolling up to get vaccinated have put our state into an excellent position to be prepared for COVID-19 cases in our state,” said Premier Marshall. 

Prior to entering the state travellers will need to download their digital COVID-19 vaccination certificate to present at the border check. 

To download your vaccination certificate either login to your myGov account or download the Express Plus Medicare mobile app.

USING MYGOV

  1. Sign in to myGov.
  2. Select the Proof of COVID-19 vaccination quicklink.
  3. Select your name ,and then View immunisation history statement (PDF) or View COVID-19 digital certificate (PDF).

USING THE EXPRESS PLUS MEDICARE MOBILE APP

  1. Log on to the app.
  2. Select Immunisation history form Services.
  3. Select your name, and then select View immunisation history statement (PDF) or View COVID-19 digital certificate (PDF).

If you can’t get your immunisation history statement online or need help, call 1800 653 809.

Other APPS to download: 

All apps will be available to download on the Google Play Store and App Store from Tuesday 23rd November. 

  • HealthCheckSA
  • Vaxcheck 
  • My SAGov 

South Australia’s double vaccination rate currently sits just above 77 per cent. 

Travellers from the Byron Bay, NSW LGA and the current hotspot of the Katherine, NT LGA  will be required to home quarantine for 7 days if vaccinated and 14 days if unvaccinated. 

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