South Australian coronavirus outbreak

20 Nov 2020

Dr Mark Veitch, Director of Public Health, Public Health Services

Public Health Services notes South Australia’s progress in managing an outbreak of coronavirus, with extensive contact tracing and testing appearing to contain the risk.

It also notes the announcement today by South Australian authorities of some easing of the state’s lockdown restrictions earlier than originally planned. However, SA authorities expect to see further cases among close contacts over the coming days as their investigations progress.

This means that Tasmania continues to require people who left SA on or after 7 November to remain in self-isolation for 14 days after leaving South Australia. Any person who arrived in Tasmania on or after 16 November will need to remain in home or hotel quarantine.

Public Health Services will continue to review SA’s responses and case count over the weekend and will issue further advice to the public on Monday.