18/11/2020

There have been two new cases of COVID-19 today, both people in their teens, linked to the Parafield cluster.

South Australia COVID-19 Update

  • 2 new cases today
  • 35 active COVID-19 cases
  • 9,659 tests yesterday
  • 605,086 tests in total
  • 551 confirmed cases in total
  • 512 people have recovered from COVID-19
  • 4 COVID-19 related deaths

COVID-19 restriction update

The safety of all South Australians is SA Health’s main priority. SA Health has continually made clear that we will act early and act decisively to stop the spread of COVID-19.

In order to protect the elderly, the vulnerable and the entire South Australian community, we need a circuit breaker.

From midnight tonight, a six-day initial stage will include a series of wide ranging, comprehensive restrictions. This will put a pause on South Australia, so we can stay ahead of the virus.

The circuit breaker will reduce movement in the community, which will also give SA Health contact tracers the opportunity to identify and isolate close contacts relating to the Parafield cluster.

During this circuit breaker, people will only be able to leave the home for the following reasons:

  • essential work
  • one family member per household per day will be able to leave to go to the nearest grocery store, pharmacy or petrol station
  • to seek medical help or in an emergency
  • to undertake COVID-19 testing
  • to feed animals in agricultural areas
  • end of life visits through organised arrangements

While this situation is concerning and challenging for the community, please remain calm and play your part in stopping the spread of COVID-19 in South Australia.

COVID-19 health alert

Anyone who has visited the Woodville Pizza Bar, 58 Woodville Road, Woodville between 6 and 16 November must self-quarantine immediately for 14 days. This includes people they live with.

People who visited these locations must get a COVID-19 test. Wear a mask when you seek testing. Advise testing staff you have visited the pizza bar.

SA Health has identified a number of locations of concern. Anyone who visited these locations should monitor for symptoms and get tested immediately if symptoms appear. The list of locations and advice can be found at www.sahealth.sa.gov.au/COVIDcontacttracing.

COVID-19 testing update

From today, the Yamba, Bordertown and Mount Gambier Border (Glenburnie) COVID-19 testing sites will close.

Staff are being moved to metropolitan Adelaide to support the COVID-19 testing response. Port Augusta and Tailem Bend will remain open for overflow.

More testing options and information is available at www.sahealth.sa.gov.au/COVIDtesting.