COVID Information and Action Plan
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.
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.