To help stop the spread of COVID-19, it is important for our community to follow COVID-19 information and Action Plan from SA Health.
Preventative Measures and Close Contacts
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Preventative measures against COVID-19 include:
- wearing facemasks indoors and outdoors when physical distancing is not available
- getting a full COVID-19 vaccination, including a booster shot when it is available to you
- only attending events or gatherings if they are outside and keeping 1.5 metres from people who are not in your group
- not attending events or gatherings if you are unwell
- getting tested for COVID if you are symptomatic or a close contact of a positive case
What is a close contact?
In South Australia, a close contact is considered as:
- a household member or intimate partner
- someone who has had close personal interaction with a COVID-19 case during their infectious period
- a person who has been notified by SA Health that they are a close contact with a COVID-19 case
- a person who has been at an exposure site during the exposure period for that site.
SA Health advises that Close Personal Interactions are defined as:
- lasting 15 minutes or longer,
- where masks are not worn by the COVID-19 case and the other person,
- are held in close proximity,
- occur indoors.
COVID Home Care Kit and Action Plan
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SA Health will provide you support while isolating form home, however you should:
- keep a first aid kit handy stocked with Band-Aids, Panadol, pain relief, cleaning wipes and a digital thermometer
- arrange for your friends or family to get essential items including groceries while you rest.
Find out more about the SA Health Home Care Kit here.
if you test positive on a RAT or PCR test, you must:
- isolate immediately for ten days and keep away from people in your household
- tell your close contacts and advise them to get tested and quarantine
- help SA Health assess your needs by answering a short survey which will be sent to you once you are identified as a positive case
- prepare for isolation by asking friends or family who do not live with you to deliver groceries or medicines as needed, or organise home delivery from supermarkets
- access support by calling the COVID-19 Response Care Team on 1800 272 872
- monitor for worsening symptoms including severe headaches or dizziness, shortness of breath/difficult breathing, chest pressure or pain. If you have severe symptoms, you should call Triple Zero (000) straight away and tell the ambulance staff that you have COVID-19.
For more information and updates on COVID-19 in South Australia, visit SA Health.