COVID-19 update - South Australia

19 Jul 2021

Dr Mark Veitch, Director of Public Health

South Australia today has advised of two confirmed COVID-19 cases in that state. These are a man who travelled to South Australia after quarantining in Sydney following overseas travel, and his daughter.

A number of premises in South Australia, most in north-eastern suburban Adelaide, have been declared high-risk by the Tasmanian Director of Public Health. The list of premises is available at www.coronavirus.tas.gov.au/travelalert. It will be updated regularly.

Anyone who has been in South Australia since 13 July, and is now in Tasmania, should check this list.

If you are in Tasmania and have been at any of the listed high-risk premises at the specified dates and times, you must self-isolate immediately and contact the Public Health Hotline on 1800 671 738 after 9am tomorrow (Tuesday, 20 July) for advice.

Anyone who is planning to travel to Tasmania who has been to any of these high-risk premises at the specified dates and times will not be permitted to enter the state.

Tasmanian Public Health authorities are continually reviewing the situation in South Australia to ensure appropriate measures are in place to manage risk to Tasmania.

Anyone in Tasmania with symptoms of a cold or flu should get tested for COVID-19. Testing for COVID-19 gives public health authorities the best chance of detecting cases early enough to prevent an outbreak.

If you have any cold or flu symptoms, even mild, contact the Public Health Hotline on 1800 671 738 to arrange a test.