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Latest SA COVID-19 News

From 14th October 2022, you do not have to isolate if you have COVID-19, but you should stay home if you are sick. There are important things you can do to protect our community.

If you have COVID-19, you should:

  • stay home until you are well
  • wear a mask in indoor public places or on public transport if you must leave your home
  • Tell your workplace and talk about when you can return to work. If you work in health, disability or aged care you may need to stay away from work for longer to protect other staff, patients, residents and clients.
  • avoid large gatherings and crowded indoor places
  • Not visit a hospital, aged care or disability care facility for at least 7 days.

If you need to seek health care please check in with your nearest ACCHO.

For information on what to do if you have COVID-19, visit COVID_positive

Updated advice for close contacts

If you have had close contact with someone who has COVID-19, you have a higher risk of getting COVID-19.

There are important things you can do to protect other people:

  • Get tested if you get sick and stay at home until you feel better.
  • Use rapid antigen tests if you think you have COVID-19.
  • Don’t visit people in a hospital, aged care or disability care facility. If you have to visit, do a rapid antigen test before you go.
  • Wear a mask when indoors and on public transport.

Follow this advice for at least 7 days to protect our community. 

COVID-19 testing

If you have COVID-19 symptoms, you should get a COVID-19 test. Stay at home until you are feeling better.

Getting tested is important if you are eligible for lifesaving  COVID-19 oral antiviral treatments  You will need a positive result to get access to antiviral medicine.

If your RAT test is negative and you are still experiencing symptoms, please access PCR testing if available in your area.

You can get a COVID-19 PCR test at SA Health testing sites.

For more informantion about accessing your free RAT and regestering your positive result call:  1300 232 272

SA Health is currently providing access to free RATs for concession card holders. 

People who are eligible have to register at this link, and can pick up their tests from a RAT Collection Point.  

You can find more information here.

Find out more about when you should use a RAT at the SA Health webpage here.

Mask and vaccination requirements

Some hospitals, GPs and other health care sites may still need you to wear a mask.

COVID-19 vaccination requirements still apply for people working in disability care and residential aged care facilities, ambulance services and in public and private hospitals.

Find more information on COVID-19 advice on the SA Health website

Advice for ACCHS staff 

Since the removal of mandates, SA Health has come with their workplace policy for both healthcare and departmental staff. For more information visit SA health Model for workplace policy.

For further information about pandemic and vaccination legislation in the state of South Australia and additional information from SA Health, access the Emergency Declaration Healthcare Setting Direction details here.