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COVID-19: Vaccine Rollout in South Australia

Phase 1a rollout: The South Australian COVID-19 vaccination program is planned to begin at the Royal Adelaide Hospital and Flinders Medical Centre from Monday 22 February 2021.

Ultra-low temperature freezers to store the vaccine have been installed at both sites, and around 4000 doses of the Pfizer vaccine are expected to be delivered ahead of 22 February.

The first groups to be vaccinated are staff working at medi-hotels, airport red zone staff and healthcare workers from areas most of risk of being exposed to COVID-19.

Plans are also underway with the Commonwealth Government to vaccinate aged care and disability residents and workers, which is also due to commence from 22 February.

Over the coming months, every SA Health employee, and every eligible South Australian, will have the opportunity to be vaccinated.

If you are a client or support worker of sacare, please stay turned for further communication. 

Click here for useful information regarding the vaccination and rollout. 

 

Health alert – Victoria

Anyone who visited one of the public exposure sites identified on the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services website at the specified dates and times must self-quarantine for 14 days and get a COVID-19 test within 24 hours and again on day 5 and day 12, unless otherwise advised by SA Health.

Effective 12.01am 18 February 2021, Greater Melbourne remains a prohibited zone.

People who have been in Greater Melbourne will not be permitted entry into South Australia unless they are essential travellers, escaping domestic violence, returning South Australian residents or relocating to SA.

Anyone travelling from regional Victoria who has not been in Greater Melbourne on or after 12.01am 4 February is permitted to enter South Australia and is not required to quarantine or submit to COVID-19 testing requirements.

Travellers entering SA via plane from a low community transmission zone are permitted to transit through Melbourne Airport, provided they are there for no longer than 2 hours and wear a face mask for the entirety of the time they are in transit (including while on the plane).

Greater Melbourne includes the local government areas of Banyule, Bayside, Boroondara, Brimbank, Cardinia, Casey, Darebin, Frankstonk, Glen Eira, Greater Dandenong, Hobsons Bay, Hume, Kingston, Knox, Manningham, Maribyrnong, Maroondah, Melbourne, Melton, Monash, Moonee Valley, Moreland, Mornington Peninsula, Nillumbik, Port Phillip, Stonnington, Whitehorse, Whittlesea, Wyndham, Yarra and Yarra Ranges.

Advice for travel through Tullamarine Airport

Anyone who was at Terminal 4 of Tullamarine Airport on 9 February must quarantine for 14 days from date of arrival and get a COVID-19 test within 24 hours. You must get tested again on day 5 and day 12 of quarantine. Household contacts must quarantine until you receive a negative test result in your first test.

Anyone who was at Terminal 4 of Tullamarine Airport from 10 to 12 February must get a COVID-19 test within 24 hours and quarantine until a negative test result is received on the first test. You must get tested again on day 5 and day 12.

Anyone who has been at Tullamarine Airport (including transit passengers from other states and airline staff) between 7 and 13 February, who has not already been captured in the above, must get a COVID-19 test within 24 hours and quarantine until a negative test result is received. You must get tested again on day 5 and day 12. Household contacts must quarantine until you receive a negative test result in your first test.

For all the latest updates visit the SA Health website.