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Coronavirus (COVID-19) updates

Welcome to the Clayton Church Homes Residential aged care facilities Coronavirus (COVID-19) information page. Here you will find information about the COVID-19 pandemic, how we are responding to it, and what people need to do when interacting with Clayton Church Homes Residential Aged Care Facilities. Information for Retirement Village residents and Home Care Services is also included.

Monday 19 July 2021

SA Health Contact Tracing has identified a number of locations regarding a COVID positive case at Modbury with COVID alerts in place for Golden Grove, Hindmarsh, Modbury, St Agnes.   Please visit the SA Health Contact Tracing page for further information.

The Cross Border Travel-Associated Direction No 33 came into effect at 12.01am on Monday 19 July 2021.  The following restrictions apply:

New South Wales-Cross Border Community Members
The Cross Border Corridor between NSW and SA is now restricted to the Local Government Area of Broken Hill in NSW and the townships of Manna Hill, Olary, Tikalina and Cockburn in SA. The previous 100km zone is no longer in place.

People who ordinarily reside in the NSW Cross Border Corridor may enter SA if they have a permitted purpose to travel provided, they:

  • Remain in the Cross Border Corridor while not in SA (i.e. do not travel outside of Broken Hill and into another area of NSW) and
  • Have not during the period of 14 days before entering SA from NSW corridor, been associating (in person) with people from outside of the NSW corridor or other restricted zones.

NSW Cross Border Community Members who have only been in the Cross Border Corridor for the previous 14 days are not required to submit to the COVID-19 testing. However, they must wear a face mask (covering mouth and nose) at any time that they come into contact with the public for a period of 14 days after their arrival in SA.

Residents who travel beyond the Cross Border Corridor will need apply as a permitted arrival or Essential Traveller on return to South Australia. However, SA residents returning from NSW are currently prohibited and will need to seek a SA Health exemption.

Victorian-Cross Border Community Member
The Cross Border Corridor between Victoria and South Australia is now reduced to 40km on either side of the border. People who are residents of the Victorian Cross Border Corridor may enter South Australia if they have a permitted purpose to travel provided they:

  • Remain in the Cross Border Corridor after travelling across the border (i.e. do not travel beyond 40 km from the border into VIC or SA) and
  • Have not during the period of 14 days before entering SA from VIC corridor, been associating (in person) with people from outside of theVIC corridor or other restricted zones.

Permitted purposes for travel are:

  • Employment or education
  • Providing care and support to or receiving care from another person or
  • Obtaining food, petrol or other fuel or medical care or supplies
  • Obtaining a COVID-19 vaccination

VIC/SA Cross Border Community Members must:

Receive a COVID-19 test on day 1, 5, & 13. Unless they can produce evidence of a COVID-19 test or a negative COVID-19 result within the previous 7 days.

Must wear a face mask (covering mouth and nose) at any time that they come into contact with the public for a period of 14 days after their arrival in SA.

Residents who travel beyond the Cross Border Corridor will need apply as a permitted arrival or Essential Traveller on return.

Other Information
People who have travelled from Mildura Local Government Area since 11 July 2021 will be required to quarantine for 14 days since arrival in SA and will be required to receive a COVID-19 test on days 1, 5 & 13. These people will be contacted from SA Health.
People are encouraged to limit their travel in and out of the Riverland area and are advised to seek testing for even the mildest of symptoms if they have been in this area.

Saturday 17 July 2021

Effective Saturday 12.00 pm 17 July 2021, the Emergency Management (Cross Border Travel Associated Direction NO 31)(COVID-19) Direction 2021 has been revoked and replaced with Associated Direction  No 32.

The amendments are summarised as follows:

  • All travellers who have been in Victoria in the past 14 days are prohibited unless they are permitted arrivals (now including returning South Australian residents who were previously at Level 3) or essential travellers who are subject to Level 4 requirements on arrival which are:
  • COVID Test day 1, 5 & 13
  • Self-quarantine for 14 days
  • Must wear a mask (covering nose and mouth) at any time they come into contact with the public (ie. for COVID testing) for 14 days after arrival.

Phillip Island

Those people who have visited Phillip Island since the 12 July 2021 please get tested immediately and contact SA Health for further advice.

Recommendations are South Australian residents should consider their need to travel to Victoria or return to SA.

The Direction should be read in conjunction with Emergency Management (Cross Border Travel – General No 2)(COVID-19) Direction 2021.

Due to the developing outbreak events interstate, multiple Associated Directions have been published. These do not apply retroactively and previous directions still apply to people who arrived in South Australia within the last 14 days. For full details, visit: https://www.covid-19.sa.gov.au/emergency-declarations/cross-border-travel

Further information about COVID-19 and Aged Care is available on the SA Health website: www.sahealth.sa.gov.au/covidagedcare

Friday 16 July 2021

The SA Government has reinstated mandatory face masks in aged care as part of Emergency Management Directives for Residential Aged Care facilities.  The changes include the following:

  • From 12.01am, Friday 16 July 2021 all staff, visitors and contractors are required to wear PPE (face masks) whilst in a home.
  • Staff and visitors may remove their face mask whilst eating, however 1.5m social distancing and hand hygiene are essential.

Residents who are leaving the home for appointments or social outings are encouraged to consider taking additional precautions in the community, including wearing a face mask.

CCH will continue to ensure residents, their families and staff are informed of any further developments and encourage everyone to stay up to date with the latest information from SA Health.  The CCH website will also be updated regularly  https://www.claytonhomes.com.au/

If you have been in any of the areas identified at risk listed on the SA Health:  Contact Tracing Information Website (click on the link), you must not enter the site.

People experiencing any of the following symptoms no matter how mild, should not enter a high risk setting, including aged care and should be tested for COVID-19 as soon as symptoms appear.

  • fever OR chills (with no alternative illness that explains these symptoms)
  • cough
  • sore throat
  • runny nose
  • shortness of breath
  • loss of taste and smell.

For further information, please visit the SA Police COVID Information website https://www.police.sa.gov.au/sa-police-news-assets/covid-19/cross-border-travel-associated-direction-and-residential-aged-care-facilities-16-july-2021

Thank you for your ongoing patience and support during this challenging time, if you have any questions regarding the above information, please do not hesitate to contact the local Residential Services Manager.

Thursday 15 July 2021

The Cross Border Travel-Associated No 29 Direction came into effect at 12.01am on Thursday 15 July 2021.

The amendments are summarised as follows:

  • Travellers arriving in SA having been in Greater Melbourne in the last 14 days are subject to Level 1 restrictions – undertake COVID 19 test within 24 hours and prohibited from entering high risk setting (including and RACF) for 14 days or until a negative COVID 19 result is received.
  • Commercial Transport and Freight essential travellers arriving in SA having been in NSW, ACT or Victorian in the last 14 days must produce evidence of a COVID-19 test; or submit to COVID-19 testing within 24 hours of arrival in SA and use the approved contact tracing system at testing stations.
  • Restrictions remain in place for travellers arriving from Greater Brisbane, Townsville or the Big Red Bash until 12.01 am on Friday 16 July 2021.  After 12.01am 16 July 2021, all travellers arriving in SA having been in those locations in the last 14 days will be  subject to Level 3 restrictions (prohibited from entering an RACF for 14 days).
  • As of 12.01 am on Friday 16 July 2021, travellers who had arrived in SA from Greater Brisbane and were subject to Level 4 restrictions are reduced to Level 3 restrictions from the date of their arrival. Such a traveller will be able to leave self-quarantine following a negative COVID 19 test, must complete the testing regime and will be prohibited from attending a high risk setting (prohibited from entering an RACF for 14 days) or a Covid Management Plan event with greater than 1000 attendees.
  • There are no further changes to restrictions of NSW and ACT travellers.

The Direction should be read in conjunction with Emergency Management (Cross Border Travel – General No 2)(COVID-19) Direction 2021.

Due to the developing outbreak events interstate, multiple Associated Directions have been published. These do not apply retroactively and previous directions still apply to people who arrived in South Australia within the last 14 days. For full details, visit: https://www.covid-19.sa.gov.au/emergency-declarations/cross-border-travel

Tuesday 13 July 2021

The Emergency Management (Cross Border Travel – Associated Direction No 27) (COVID-19) Direction 2021 has been revoked and replaced by the Emergency Management (Cross Border Travel – Associated Direction No 28) (COVID-19) Direction 2021 which came into effect at 12:01am on Tuesday 13 July 2021.

Australian Capital Territory and New South Wales
The changes impacting travellers entering South Australia from New South Wales and the ACT include:

From 12:01am 13 July 2021:
Any person arriving who has been in New South Wales or the ACT in the past 14 days is prohibited from entering South Australia unless they are an essential traveller, genuinely relocating to South Australia or escaping a domestic violence situation.  Note: Returning South Australian residents who have been in New South Wales or the ACT can apply for an exemption from SA Health to travel to South Australia.

Essential Travellers can enter South Australia from New South Wales or the ACT, but have varying restrictions depending on their type.Please refer to the table for more information: https://www.covid-19.sa.gov.au/emergency-declarations/cross-border-travel

Queensland
People who enter SA after 10.45am 8 July 2021 from Townsville City Council and Big Red Bash 2021 still have Level 3 restrictions.
All other restrictions for the Greater Brisbane are remain in place.

Friday 9 July 2021

Associated Direction No 24 and previous Directions are now revoked, however persons in South Australia subject to requirements imposed by an earlier Associated Direction continue to be bound those requirements unless directed otherwise by an Authorised Officer.

The amendments are summarised as follows:

Travellers arriving after the commencement of the Direction

Travellers arriving in South Australia having been in Greater Brisbane, the State of New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory in the last 14 days are prohibited from entering South Australia (Level 6) unless they are essential travellers or permitted arrivals (who remain at Level 4), and may not enter a RACF (or any prescribed high risk setting) for 14 days after arrival.  Greater Brisbane is defined as the local government areas of:

  • City of Brisbane
  • Moreton Bay Regional Council
  • Sunshine Coast Regional Council
  • Noosa Shire Council
  • City of Gold Coast
  • Logan City
  • City of Ipswich
  • Redland City
  • Lockyer Valley Regional Council
  • Scenic Rim Regional Council
  • Somerset Regional Council

Travellers arriving from the following locations are under Level 3 restrictions, and may not enter a RACF (or any prescribed high risk setting) for 14 days after arrival:

  • Northern Territory,
  • Queensland –  only those from the Townsville City Council area including Magnetic Island, and the area of the Simpson Desert hosting the Big Red Bash 2021, and
  • Western Australia

Travellers arriving from Queensland (excluding Greater Brisbane, Townsville including Magnetic Island and the area of the Simpson Desert hosting the Big Red Bash 2021) are unrestricted.

Travellers who have arrived before the commencement of the Direction

  • Travellers who have arrived from the  Northern Territory, Western Australia or Queensland (specifically from Townsville City Council area, including Magnetic Island only) having been at the exposure sites at the relevant times as listed on the jurisdiction websites prior to the commencement of the Direction remain at Level 4 restrictions, and may not enter a RACF (or any prescribed high risk setting) for 14 days after arrival
  • Essential Travellers and Permitted Arrivals who have arrived from Queensland (excluding those arriving from Greater Brisbane or having been at the exposure sites) before the commencement of the Direction are reduced from Level 4 to Level 3 restrictions, and may not enter a RACF (or any prescribed high risk setting) for 14 days after arrival

Other

  • South Australian residents who arrive in SA having travelled into the cross border corridor in New South Wales (extending to 100 km from the SA/NSW border) are unrestricted on return providing they have not travelled further then the corridor.
  • Transiting passenger provisions have been amended to facilitate transit through restricted zone via air  or other mode of transport including travellers leaving supervised quarantine. Conditions still apply.

The Cross Border Travel Associated Direction should be read in conjunction with the Emergency Management (Cross Border Travel – General)(COVID-19) Direction 2021 for details of the requirements of the various Levels and detailed information.

Due to the developing outbreak events interstate, multiple Associated Directions have been published. These do not apply retroactively and previous directions still apply to people who arrived in South Australia within the last 14 days. For full details, visit: https://www.covid-19.sa.gov.au/emergency-declarations/cross-border-travel

Tuesday 6 July 2021

The Cross Border Travel-Associated No 25 Direction came into effect at 12.54pm on Monday 5 July 2021.

The following restrictions apply in relation to restrictions for people travelling from Victoria and Unrestricted Overseas areas. The following changes apply:

Victoria

Any person (including Essential Travellers and Permitted Arrivals) arriving from Victoria after 12.54 pm Monday 5 July 2021 is permitted to enter South Australia without restriction.  Note- restrictions still apply for people who have been in Western Australia, Northern Territory, Queensland, Australian Capital Territory and New South Wales in the last 14 days regardless of where they are arriving from.

Unrestricted Overseas Zones

Unrestricted Overseas zones are now classified as New Zealand and the Cook Islands. People who are arriving from New Zealand or the Cook Islands are not subject to any restrictions upon entering South Australia providing they have not been in any other restricted zones including overseas locations (other than New Zealand or the Cook Islands) 14 days before their arrival in South Australia.

All travellers coming to South Australia must first complete a Cross Border Travel Registration, irrespective of where they are travelling from. Travellers must complete a separate Cross Border Travel Registration for each person in the travelling party including all children.

Other existing requirements remain. The information above only highlights the changes key made to the Directions and does not reflect all requirements. Members of the public are encouraged to see the full Directions for further information.

Face Masks at Clayton Church Homes

Restrictions around face mask requirements have been lifted by the SA Government.  In the interests of resident and staff wellbeing, Clayton Church Homes staff will continue to wear face masks where direct care is being provided to residents and social distancing of 1.5m cannot be maintained.

Face masks are not mandatory for visitors, however are encouraged.

Residents leaving the home for appointments or social outings are encouraged to consider wearing a face mask.

Monday 28 June 2021

Public Activities Direction No 25

The Public Activities No 25 Direction comes into effect at 12.01am on Tuesday 29 June 2021.  The following restrictions apply to residential aged care services:

  • Masks must be worn in defined health care, residential care, disability support or aged are services. A full list of these services can be found in Schedule 2 of the Direction: https://www.covid-19.sa.gov.au/emergency-declarations/public-activities
  • A mask which covers the nose and mouth must be worn by all people including: care providers, patients, clients, residents, admin and other staff, employees, visitors, students, contractors and any other person when they are in the presence of other people.

Note- a person is exempt where; the mask will hinder the care which is being provided, there is a medical condition, communication with a person who is deaf or hard of hearing is required, the person is under 12 and the person is a live in staff member or a resident of a residential care facility.

Residential Aged Care Facilities No 37

The Residential Aged Care No 37 Direction comes into effect at 12.01am on Tuesday 29 June 2021. The changes are only in relation to restrictions within Residential Aged Care Facilities are:

  • Limits have been applied to Residential Aged Care Facilities where less than 70% of the residents are vaccinated against COVID-19:
    • Where less than 70% of the residents of a Residential Aged Care Facility have received a first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, a resident is limited to two visitors per day.
    • Where 70% or more of the residents of a Residential Aged Care Facility have received a first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, a resident can have unlimited number of visitors. Please note that this limit is what is included in the Direction and that further restrictions may be imposed at the discretion of the facility.
    • An operator is as far as reasonably practicable, required to maintain a record of resident vaccinations and must produce the record on request to an authorised officer.

Other existing requirements remain. The information above only highlights the changes key made to the Directions and does not reflect all requirements. Members of the public are encouraged to see the full Directions for further information.

All existing directions, frequently asked questions and other information can be found here: https://www.covid-19.sa.gov.au/emergency-declarations

If you require further information you can call the SA COVID-19 Information Line on 1800 253 787 between the hours of 9am to 5pm 7 days per week or go to the SA Health website at www.sahealth.sa.gov.au or www.sa.gov.au/covid-19

The Emergency Management (Public Activities No 24) (COVID-19) Direction 2021 has been revoked and replaced by the Emergency Management (Public Activities No 25) (COVID-19) Direction 2021. The Emergency Management (Residential Aged Care Facilities No 36) (COVID-19) Direction 2021 has been revoked and replaced by the Emergency Management (Residential Aged Care Facilities No 37) (COVID-19) Direction 2021.

Monday 28 June 2021

The SA Government has announced new precautions to be implemented as part of Emergency Management Directives for Residential Aged Care facilities.

The changes include the following:

  • From 12.01am, Tuesday 29 June 2021 all staff, visitors and contractors are required to wear PPE (face masks) whilst in a home.
  • Staff and visitors may remove their face mask whilst eating, however 1.5m social distancing and hand hygiene are essential.

Residents who are leaving the home for appointments or social outings are encouraged to consider taking additional precautions in the community, including wearing a face mask.

CCH will continue to ensure residents, their families and staff are informed of any further developments and encourage everyone to stay up to date with the latest information from SA Health.  The CCH website will also be updated regularly  https://www.claytonhomes.com.au/

If you have been in any of the areas identified at risk listed on the SA Health:  Contact Tracing Information Website, you must not enter the site.

People experiencing any of the following symptoms no matter how mild, should not enter a high risk setting, including aged care and should be tested for COVID-19 as soon as symptoms appear.

  • fever OR chills (with no alternative illness that explains these symptoms)
  • cough
  • sore throat
  • runny nose
  • shortness of breath
  • loss of taste and smell.

Thank you for your patience and support during this challenging time, if you have any questions regarding the above information, please do not hesitate to contact the local Residential Services Manager.

We anticipate advice from SA Health will be changing regularly and we will continue to keep all informed on any developments.

Sunday 27 June 2021

Emergency Management (Cross Border Travel – Associated Direction No 24) came into effect Sunday 27 June 2021 at 8.26pm.

Associated Direction No 23 and previous Directions are now revoked, however persons in South Australia subject to requirements imposed by an earlier Associated Direction continue to be bound those requirements unless directed otherwise by an Authorised Officer.

Previous restrictions in place with respect to New South Wales, Victoria (designated exposure sites), and overseas arrivals remain in place. In addition, Associated Direction 24 now imposes the following restrictions upon certain travellers:

  • Any person arriving in South Australia after the commencement of the Direction from Australian Capital Territory, Northern Territory, New South Wales, Queensland or Western Australia is subject to Level 6 restrictions (prohibited from entering South Australia). Essential Travellers and Permitted Arrivals are subject to Level 4 restrictions, and may not enter a RACF (or any prescribed high risk setting) for 14 days after arrival.
  • All travellers (including essential travellers and permitted arrivals) arriving in South Australia from Victoria (except those who have been to a designated exposure site) are subject to modified Level 3 restrictions (self-quarantine until they undertake their first COVID-19 test after arrival, but do not have to quarantine while waiting to receive the result;  no COVID-19 testing required on the 5th or 13th day; and may not enter a RACF (or any prescribed high risk setting) for 14 days after arrival.
  • Travellers permitted entry into South Australia who have remained in transit at Melbourne Airport for greater than two hours will be taken to have been present in Victorian restricted zone B for the purpose of this direction and subject to self-quarantine and testing requirements as indicated above (modified Level 3); and may not enter a RACF (or any prescribed high risk setting) for 14 days after arrival.
  • Cross border community members who have not travelled outside their relevant cross border corridor in the 14 days prior to their arrival, will not be subject to any travel restrictions:
    • NSW: 100km from the border on the New South Wales side
    • Victoria: 70km from the SA/Vic border

Due to the developing outbreak events interstate, multiple Associated Directions have been published. These do not apply retroactively and previous directions still apply to people who arrived in South Australia within the last 14 days. For full details, visit: https://www.covid-19.sa.gov.au/emergency-declarations/cross-border-travel

Further information about cross border travel requirements is available on the SA Police website: https://www.police.sa.gov.au/online-services/cross-border-travel-application

Further information about COVID-19 and Aged Care is available on the SA Health website: www.sahealth.sa.gov.au/covidagedcare

Saturday 26 June 2021

The Emergency Management (Cross Border Travel-Associated Direction No 22) (COVID-19) Direction 2021 has been revoked and replaced by the Emergency Management (Cross Border Travel – Associated Direction No 23) (COVID-19) Direction 2021 which came into effect at 8:19 pm on Saturday 26 June 2021.

The changes include:

Any person who arrived in South Australia between 12:01 am on Monday 21 June 2021 and 11:59 pm on Wednesday 23 June 2021 who had been in Greater Sydney including Blue Mountains, Central Coast and Wollongong after 12:01 am on Monday 21 June 2021 is subject to Level 4 requirements:

  • COVID-19 test on day 1, 5, & 13.
  • Self-quarantine for 14 days (from the day of arrival).
  • Must wear a face mask (covering mouth and nose) at any time that they come into contact with the public for a period of 14 days after their arrival in South Australia.

Important- All other restrictions in relation to Victoria and New South Wales are still in place and remain unchanged.

Please note previous ‘Associated Directions No. 19 – 22’ remain in place for visitors who have entered South Australia under the conditions outlined in those Directions.   These can be viewed here:   https://www.covid-19.sa.gov.au/emergency-declarations/cross-border-travel

Friday 25 June 2021

Emergency Management (Cross Border Travel – Associated Direction No 22) came into effect 4:35 pm on Friday25 June 2021.

The changes include:

Victorian Travellers (including essential travellers and permitted arrivals other than domestic violence arrivals) arriving in South Australia who have been at any of the Tier 1 and Tier 2 public exposure sites as nominated on the Victorian Department of Health website at https://www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/exposure-sites at a relevant time (but not before 20 June 2021) are prohibited from entry into South Australia (Level 6).

All travellers from Greater Melbourne (including Essential Travellers, returning South Australian residents and people genuinely relocating, and people escaping Domestic Violence) who have not been at any of the Tier 1 and Tier 2 public exposure sites as nominated on the Victorian Department of Health website at https://www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/exposure-sites at a relevant time (but not before 20 June 2021), are permitted to enter South Australia but are subject to Level 3 modified requirements.

Modified Level 3 requirements are:

  • COVID-19 test on day 1
  • Self-quarantine until undertaken the first COVID-19 test (do not need to wait for the result).
  • No entry into high risk setting (including aged care) for 14 days after arrival, (unless clause 9 applies ie end of life/palliative, see full Directive for full details).
  • No entry to COVID Management Plan events for 14 days after arrival

Important- Restrictions in relation to New South Wales are still in place and remain unchanged.

Due to the developing outbreak events interstate, multiple Associated Directions have been published. These do not apply retroactively and previous directions still apply to people who arrived in South Australia within the last 14 days. For full details, visit: https://www.covid-19.sa.gov.au/emergency-declarations/cross-border-travel

Friday 25 June 2021

Emergency Management (Cross Border Travel – Associated Direction No 21) came into effect on Friday, 25 June 2021 at 12.01 am.

Associated Direction No 20 was revoked at that time (however persons in South Australia subject to requirements imposed by an earlier Associated Direction continue to be bound those requirements unless directed otherwise by an Authorised Officer).

Previous restrictions in place with respect to New South Wales and overseas arrivals will remain in place. Pursuant to Associated Direction 21, the following restrictions will apply to persons arriving in South Australia from Victoria:

  • Any person arriving in South Australia after 12:01 am on Friday 25 June 2021 who has been in Greater Melbourne in the 14 days prior to their arrival (but not before 11 June 2021) will be subject to (modified) Level 3 restrictions, may not enter a RACF (or any prescribed high risk setting) for 14 days after arrival, receive a COVID test within 24 hours and quarantine until the result is received.

Due to the developing outbreak events interstate, multiple Associated Directions have been published. These do not apply retroactively and previous directions still apply to people who arrived in South Australia within the last 14 days. For full details, visit: https://www.covid-19.sa.gov.au/emergency-declarations/cross-border-travel

Further information about cross border travel requirements is available on the SA Police website: https://www.police.sa.gov.au/online-services/cross-border-travel-application

Further information about COVID-19 and Aged Care is available on the SA Health website: www.sahealth.sa.gov.au/covidagedcare

Wednesday 23 June 2021

The Cross Border Associated Direction has been updated in South Australia in relation to New South Wales. The Cross Border Travel-Associated Direction No 20 came into effect at 5.21pm on Wednesday 23 June 2021. However please note the State Coordinator gave a verbal direction consistent with Associated Direction No 20 at 1:41 pm today.

The following restrictions apply to travellers from New South Wales:

From 1.41pm Wednesday 23 June 2021:

  • Any person arriving in South Australia who has been in the state of New South Wales, in the 14 days prior to their arrival, but not before 11 June2021 is subject to Level 6 restrictions (prohibited from entry).

Cross Border Community members

  • If a Cross Border Community Member from South Australia or New South Wales has not left the Cross Border Corridor (100km from the border on the New South Wales side) they are permitted to travel anywhere within SA without restriction.
  • If a Cross Border Community Member has been outside the Cross Border Corridor into New South Wales within the last 14 days they are subject to Level 4 restrictions and must:
  • COVID-19 test on day 1, 5, & 13. Unless they can produce evidence of a COVID-19 test or a negative COVID-19 result within the previous 7 days.
  • No self-quarantine as long as they remain a cross border community member but must not enter a high risk setting (including aged care) for 14 days.
  • Must wear a face mask (covering mouth and nose) at any time that they come into contact with the public for a period of 14 days after their arrival in SA.

Permitted Arrivals from New South Wales

Returning South Australian residents, people relocating and people escaping Domestic Violence who have been in New South Wales are permitted to enter South Australia but are subject to Level 4 requirements:

  • COVID-19 test on day 1, 5 and 13
  • Must self-quarantine for 14 days
  • Must wear a mask when in contact with the public for 14 days after their arrival.

Essential Travellers from New South Wales

Essential Travellers who have been in New South Wales are permitted to enter South Australia but are subject to Level 4 requirements:

  • COVID-19 test on day 1, 5 and 13
  • Must self-quarantine for 14 days (in accordance with the requirements of their class of traveller)
  • Must wear a mask when in contact with the public for 14 days after their arrival.

Note: Commercial Transport and Freight categories are excused from the COVID-19 testing regime if they can produce evidence of a COVID-19 or a negative COVID-19 result in the last 7 days.

Please note that restrictions in relation to Victorian arrivals remain in place under Associated Direction No 20. Persons in South Australia and bound by obligations pursuant to a previous Associated Direction remain bound by those obligations unless directed otherwise by an Authorised Officer.

This Direction should be read in conjunction with the Emergency Management (Cross Border Travel-General) (COVID-19) Direction 2021.

The Emergency Management (Cross Border Travel – Associated Direction No 19)(COVID-19) Direction 2021 has been revoked and replaced by the Emergency Management (Cross Border Travel – Associated Direction No 20)(COVID-19) Direction 2021.

All existing Directions, frequently asked questions and other information can be found here: www.covid-19.sa.gov.au/emergency-declarations

If you require further information you can call the SA COVID-19 Information Line on 1800 253 787 between the hours of 9am to 5pm 7 days per week or go to the SA Health website at  www.sahealth.sa.gov.au or www.sa.gov.au/covid-19

Tuesday 22 June 2021

The Cross Border Associated Direction has been updated in South Australia in relation to New South Wales. The Cross Border-Associated Direction No 19 comes into effect at 12.01am on Tuesday 22 June 2021.

The following restrictions apply in relation to people who have been in the Randwick City, Bayside, City of Canada Bay Inner West, City of Sydney, Woollahra Municipal Council area, New South Wales any time in the 14 days before (not before 11 June 2021) arriving in SA after 12.01am Tuesday 22 June 2021:

Randwick City, Bayside, City of Canada Bay Inner West, City of Sydney, Woollahra Municipal Council area arrivals:

Arrival prior to 12.01am Tuesday 22 June 2021- All travellers from Randwick City, Bayside, City of Canada Bay, Inner West, Woollahra Municipal Councils and Council of the City of Sydney areas who have not been in the Waverley Council area or in a COVID-19 case location and who arrived in South Australia prior to 12.01am on 22 June 2021 have no restrictions applying to them pursuant to Associated Direction No 19.

Arrival after 12.01am Tuesday 22 June 2021– All travellers from Randwick City, Bayside, City of Canada Bay, Inner West, Woollahra Municipal Councils and Council of the City of Sydney areas who have not been in the Waverley Council area or in a COVID-19 case location and who arrived in South Australia after 12.01am on 22 June 2021 are subject to modified Level 3 requirements:

  • COVID-19 test on day 1, 5 & 13.
  • Self-quarantine until undertaken the first COVID-19 test (do not need to wait for the test result).
  • No entry into high risk setting for 14 days after arrival unless clause 9 applies.
  • No entry to COVID Management Plan events where more than 1000 are likely to attend.

Essential Travellers and Permitted Arrivals from Randwick City, Bayside, City of Canada Bay Inner West, City of Sydney, Woollahra Municipal Council area:

  • Returning South Australian residents, people relocating and people escaping Domestic Violence who have been in the Randwick City, Bayside, City of Canada Bay, Inner West, Woollahra Municipal Councils and Council of the City of Sydney areas are permitted to enter South Australia but are subject to the same modified Level 3 requirement as above.

The Randwick City, Bayside, City of Canada Bay Inner West, City of Sydney, Woollahra Municipal Council areas include the following suburbs:

  • Randwick City Council; includes the suburbs of Centennial Park, Chifley, Clovelly, Coogee, Kensington, Kingsford, La Perouse, Little Bay, Malabar, Maroubra, Matraville, Phillip Bay, Port Botany, Randwick and South Coogee.
  • Bayside Council; includes the suburbs of Arncliffe, Banksia, Banksmeadow, Bardwell Park, Bardwell Valley, Bexley, Bexley North, Botany, Brighton-Le-Sands, Carlton (part), Daceyville, Dolls Point, Eastgardens, Eastlakes, Hillsdale, Kingsgrove (part), Kogarah (part), Kyeemagh, Mascot, Monterey, Pagewood, Ramsgate (part), Ramsgate Beach, Rockdale, Rosebery (part), Sandringham, Sans Souci (part), Turrella and Wolli Creek.
  • City of Canada Bay Council: includes the suburbs of Abbotsford, Breakfast Point, Cabarita, Canada Bay, Chiswick, Concord, Concord West, Drummoyne, Five Dock, Liberty Grove, Mortlake, North Strathfield, Rhodes, Rodd Point, Russell Lea, Strathfield (part), Sydney Olympic Park (part) and Wareemba.
  • Inner West Council: includes the suburbs of Annandale ,Ashbury ,Ashfield, Balmain, Balmain East, Birchgrove, Camperdown, Croydon, Croydon Park, Dulwich Hill, Enmore, Haberfield, Hurlstone Park, Leichhardt, Lewisham, Lilyfield, Marrickville, Mascot, Newtown, Petersham, Rozelle, St Peters, Stanmore, Summer Hill, Sydenham and Tempe.
  • Council of the City of Sydney: includes the suburbs of Alexandria, Annandale, Barangaroo, Beaconsfield, Camperdown, Centennial Park, Chippendale, Darlinghurst, Darlington, Dawes Point, Elizabeth Bay, Erskineville, Eveleigh, Forest Lodge, Glebe, Haymarket, Millers Point, Moore Park, Newtown, Paddington, Potts Point, Pyrmont, Redfern, Rosebery, Rushcutters Bay, St Peters, Surry Hills, Sydney, The Rocks, Ultimo, Waterloo, Woolloomooloo and Zetland.
  • Woollahra Municipal Council: includes the suburbs of Bellevue Hill, Darling Point, Double Bay, Edgecliff, Paddington, Point Piper, Rose Bay, Vaucluse, Watsons Bay and Woollahra.

Restrictions continue to apply to arrivals into South Australia who have been at a New South Wales COVID-19 case location or Waverley Council area in the 14 days prior to their arrival.

Saturday 19 June 2021

The Cross Border-Associated Direction No 18 came into effect at 7.48pm on Saturday 19 June 2021.  The following restrictions apply in relation to people who have been in the Waverley Council area, New South Wales:

People who arrive in South Australia any time after 7.48pm on Saturday 19 June 2021 having been in the Waverley Council area in New South Wales within the last 14 days prior to arrival (but not before 11 June 2021) are subject to Level 6 requirements and are not permitted to enter South Australia.

Essential Travellers and Permitted Arrivals (SA residents, people genuinely relocating and people escaping domestic violence) who arrive in South Australia any time after 7.48pm on Saturday 19 June 2021 having been in the Waverley Council area in New South Wales within the last14 days prior to arrival (but not before 11 June 2021) are subject to Level 4 requirements.

Level 4 requirements are:

  • COVID-19 test on day 1, 5, & 13.
  • Essential Travellers must self-quarantine as per the direction in accordance with their class of Essential Traveller.
  • Permitted travellers must self quarantine for 14 days.
  • Must wear a face mask (covering mouth and nose) at any time that they come into contact with the public for a period of 14 days after their arrival in South Australia.
  • Must not enter or remain in a high risk setting (including aged care) in South Australia for a period of 14 days after their arrival.

The Waverley Council, New South Wales includes- The Waverley Council area includes the suburbs of Bondi, Bondi Beach, Bondi Junction, Bronte, Dover Heights, North Bondi, Queens Park, Rose Bay, Tamarama, Vaucluse and Waverley. A map can be viewed on:https://profi le.id.com.au/waverley/about?WebID=10.

IMPORTANT- The restrictions under the Cross Border-Associated Direction no 17 are still in place in relation to New South Wales COVID-19 case locations. The following restrictions are still in place in relation to this:

People who arrived in South Australia prior to 2:00pm Thursday 17 June 2021 and who have been at a COVID-19 case location at the specified date and time on the Government of New South Wales website
https://www.health.nsw.gov.au/Infectious/covid-19/Pages/case-locations-and-alerts.aspx
(with the exception of those COVID-19 case locations whose date is the 3, 4 or 5 June 2021) are subject to Level 5 requirements. This includes all close and causal contacts specified on the Government of New South Wales website.

Level 5 requirements are:

  • Self-quarantine for 14 days.
  • The person must receive a COVID-19 test within 24hrs and on day 5 and 13 into South Australia.
  • Must wear a face mask which covers their mouth and nose at any time that the person comes in contact with the public for 14 days after their arrival into South Australia.

From 2:00pm Thursday 17 June 2021, all people (including Essential Travellers, SA residents and people genuinely relocating) who have been at a COVID-19 case location as either a close or casual contact at the specified date and time on the Government of New South Wales website above (except those relating to 3, 4 or 5 June 2021) are subject to Level 6 requirements and are not permitted to enter South Australia.

Exemptions apply for people who are escaping domestic violence, but these travellers are still subject to the Level 5 requirements as above.

Additional travel exemptions may also be granted with restrictions as determined by SA Health.

Please note that previous COVID-19 Cross Border Travel Directions and restrictions particularly in relation to restrictions for people arriving from Victoria are still in place and people will continue to be bound by those requirements unless directed otherwise by an Authorised Officer.

This Direction should be read in conjunction with the Emergency Management (Cross Border Travel-General) (COVID-19) Direction 2021.

The Emergency Management (Cross Border Travel – Associated Direction No 17)(COVID-19) Direction 2021 has been revoked and replaced by the Emergency Management (Cross Border Travel – Associated Direction No 18)(COVID-19) Direction 2021.

Thursday 17 June 2021

Cross Border Associated Direction, Direction No. 17 came into effect at 2 pm on Thursday 17 June 2021.

Associated Direction No 16 is revoked (however persons in South Australia subject to requirements imposed by an earlier Associated Direction continue to be bound those requirements unless directed otherwise by an Authorised Officer).

Previous restrictions in place with respect to Victorian and overseas arrivals remain. In addition, Associated Direction 17 imposes the following restrictions on persons arriving in South Australia from relevant places in New South Wales:

  • Any person arriving in South Australia before 2:00 pm on Thursday 17 June 2021 who has been at a designated New South Wales exposure site as published from time to time at https://www.health.nsw.gov.au/Infectious/covid-19/Pages/case-locations-and-alerts.aspx is subject to Level 5 restrictions, and may not enter a RACF (or any prescribed high risk setting including aged care) for 14 days after arrival.
  • Any person arriving in South Australia after 2:00pm on Thursday 17 June 2021 who has been at a designated New South Wales exposure site at the relevant time is subject to Level 6 restrictions (prohibited from entering South Australia), except domestic violence arrivals who are subject to Level 5 restrictions (as detailed above).

Due to the developing outbreak events interstate, multiple Associated Directions have been published. These do not apply retroactively and previous directions still apply to people who arrived in South Australia within the last 14 days. For full details, visit: https://www.covid-19.sa.gov.au/emergency-declarations/cross-border-travel

Further information about cross border travel requirements is available on the SA Police website: https://www.police.sa.gov.au/online-services/cross-border-travel-application

Further information about COVID-19 and Aged Care is available on the SA Health website: www.sahealth.sa.gov.au/covidagedcare

Tuesday 15 June 2021

The Cross Border-Associated Direction has been updated in South Australia. The Cross Border-Associated Direction No 16 comes into effect at 4:13 pm on Tuesday 15 June 2021.

The following applies:

Greater Melbourne- Victorian Restricted Zone A Arrivals
A Victorian Restricted Zone A Arrival is a person who has been in Greater Melbourne any time in the 14 days prior to their arrival in South Australia. The following restrictions apply to these people who have been in Greater Melbourne:

  • People arriving in South Australia from Greater Melbourne after 4:13 pm on 15 June 2021- Level 6 requirements. Not Permitted to Enter
    South Australia.
  • Essential Travellers and Permitted Arrivals (SA residents, people relocating and people escaping domestic violence) entering South Australia having been in Greater Melbourne any time in the 14 days prior to arrival – Level 4 requirements. Covid-19 test within 24hrs and on days 5 & 13, must self-quarantine for 14 days and must wear a mask when in contact with the public for 14 days after their arrival.

Victoria- Victorian Restricted Zone B Arrivals
A Victorian Restricted Zone B Arrival is a person who has been in Regional Victoria (everywhere other than Greater Melbourne in the previous 14 days) any time from 4:13 pm on 15 June 2021.

  • People who have arrived in South Australia after 4:13 pm on 15 June 2021 – Level 3 requirements modified. They must have a COVID-19 test within 24hrs and must self-quarantine until they receive a negative test result, not enter a high risk setting or attend an event with an approved COVID Management Plan where there are more than 1000 people present for 14 days after their arrival in South Australia.
  • Essential Travellers entering South Australia after 4:13 pm on 15 June 2021- who are either Commercial Transport and Freight Service workers or Cross Border Community Members are exempt from the testing requirement if they can produce evidence of a COVID-19 test or a negative COVID-19 result within the previous 7 days. Those Essential Travellers who are Cross Border Community Members are not required to comply with any travel restrictions ( including testing requirements if they have remained within the 70 km bubble and not travelled within the Victorian Regional area in the previous 14 days). Essential travellers need not comply with the quarantine requirement while they continue to be an essential traveller, performing the duties, functions or activities of their essential traveller status.

Transiting through the Airport

  • People are permitted to transit through the Melbourne Airport providing that their journey did not originate in Victoria. They must not leave the airport before boarding their flight and must wear a mask for the entire time they are in the airport and on the flight or when they come in contact with a member of the public.

Essential Travellers from Greater Melbourne

  • Essential Travellers include national and state security and governance, emergency service workers, commercial transport and freight services, remote or isolated workers, cross border community members, specialist workers in essential sectors, passing through, foreign diplomatic or consular staff.
  • Although Level 4 requirements are applied to Essential Travellers from Greater Melbourne their restrictions vary from category to category. Please refer to the Direction or ‘Entry into South Australia Table’ for more information :https://www.covid-19.sa.gov.au/emergencydeclarations/
    cross-border-travel

Tuesday 1 June 2021

Influenza vaccination
From 1 June 2021, all staff and visitors to a RACF must be vaccinated against 2021 seasonal influenza. This applies to staff, visitors, health practitioners, students, volunteers and others (for example, cleaners, tradesmen, gardeners, hairdressers, and maintenance staff).

While vaccination for all residents is important to protect themselves and others against influenza, residents have the right to refuse vaccinations.

Exemptions
There are a small number of exemptions to the influenza vaccination requirement:

  • A person who has a medical contraindication to the influenza vaccine (such as person who has a history of anaphylaxis or has had Guillain-Barré Syndrome following vaccination, or who is taking check point inhibitor medication for cancer treatment).
    • The visitor must provide appropriate evidence to the RACF they wish to visit, for example, a letter from a medical practitioner stating that they have a medical contraindication to the influenza vaccine.
  • A person who is observing the recommended 7 day waiting period between receiving the COVID-19 vaccine and the influenza vaccine
    • The visitor will need to provide evidence of the date of receipt of a COVID-19 vaccination to the RACF and take all reasonable steps to ensure they are vaccinated as soon as is reasonably practicable following the preferred minimum interval of 7 days between administration of the COVID-19 vaccine and the influenza vaccine.
      • A person to whom the vaccine is not reasonably available.
      • Infants aged 6 months or less.
      • In the event of an emergency, emergency services personnel are permitted to enter a RACF regardless of immunisation status.
      • Visitors who have been called in to provide end of life support to a resident who have not yet received their flu vaccination, and who take all reasonable steps to get vaccinated as soon as practicable after their initial visit.

The SA Health Exemptions Panel has advised that unvaccinated persons are permitted to enter and remain on the premises of a RACF for the purposes of visiting a resident in the following circumstances:

  • The visitor must remain on the outdoor side of the closed window, with the resident to remain indoors.
  • Physical distancing must be maintained at all times and there must be no contact with other visitors or staff on the premises.

Note: SA Health will not consider additional requests for exemptions in relation to flu vaccination. The RACF is responsible for ensuring that prohibited persons do not enter or remain on the premises.

For further information, please see SA Health Fact Sheet

Friday 28 May 2021

The Cross Border-Associated Direction has been updated in South Australia. The Cross Border-Associated Direction No 15 came into effect at 7:45pmon Friday 28 May 2021.

The following applies:

The State of Victoria- Victorian Restricted Zone A and B Arrivals

  • A Victorian Restricted Zone A Arrival is a person who has been in Victoria any time in the 14 days prior to their arrival (but not before 20 May2021). The following restrictions apply to these people who have been in the Victoria:
    • People arriving in South Australia from Victoria after 7:45 pm on 28 May 2021- Level 6 requirements. Not Permitted to Enter South Australia.
    • Essential Travellers and Permitted Arrivals (SA residents, people relocating and people escaping domestic violence) entering South Australia having been in Victoria any time in the 14 days prior to arrival (but not before 20 May 2021 – Level 4 requirements. Covid-19test within 24hrs and on days 5 & 13, must self-quarantine for 14 days and must wear a mask when in contact with the public for 14 days after their arrival.
  • A Victorian Restricted Zone B Arrival is a person who has been in Victoria (other than Greater Melbourne or City of Greater Bendigo) any time from 7pm 26 May to 7:45pm 28 May 2021.
    People who have arrived in South Australia between 7pm 26 May and 7:45pm 28 May 2021- Level 3 requirements. They must have aCOVID-19 test within 24hrs and on days 5 & 13, must self-quarantine until they receive a negative test result, not enter a high risk setting or attend an event with an approved COVID Management Plan or where there are more than 1000 people present for 14 days after their arrival in South Australia.

Transiting through the Airport

  • People are permitted to transit through the Melbourne Airport providing that their journey did not originate in Victoria. They must not leave the airport before boarding their flight and must wear a mask for the entire time they are in the airport and on the flight or when they come in contact with a member of the public.

Essential Travellers

  • Essential Travellers include national and state and security and governance, emergency service workers, commercial transport and freight services, remote or isolated workers, cross border community members, specialist workers in essential sectors, passing through, foreign diplomatic or consular staff.
  • Although Level 4 requirements are applied to Essential Travellers their restrictions vary from category to category. Please refer to the Direction or ‘Entry into South Australia Table’ for more information :https://www.covid-19.sa.gov.au/emergency-declarations/cross-border-travel
  • Cross Border Community Members are those people who live 70km either side of the SA/VIC border. These people have no restrictions unless they have been outside of the 70km Cross Border Corridor and further into the State of Victoria within the last 14 days (but not before 20 May2021) where Level 4 modified requirements will then apply.

Please note that persons in South Australia subject to requirement imposed by Associated Direction No 12, No 13 and No 14 will continue to be bound by those requirements unless directed otherwise by an Authorised Officer.

This Direction should be read in conjunction with the Emergency Management (Cross Border Travel-General)(COVID-19) Direction 2021.

The Emergency Management (Cross Border Travel – Associated Direction No 14)(COVID-19) Direction 2021 has been revoked and replaced by the Emergency Management (Cross Border Travel – Associated Direction No 15)(COVID-19) Direction 2021.

Wednesday 26 May 2021

The Cross Border-Associated Direction has been updated in South Australia. The Cross Border-Associated Direction No 14 came into effect at 6pmWednesday 26 May 2021.

The following changes apply:

Greater Melbourne- Victorian Restricted Zone A  Arrivals

  • A Victorian Restricted Zone A Arrival is a person who has been in Greater Melbourne any time within the last 14 days or any time on/after 20 May 2021, whichever is the least amount of time. The following restrictions apply to these people who have been in the Greater Melbourne Area:
    • People arriving in South Australia after 6pm 26 May 2021- Level 6 requirements. Not Permitted to Enter South Australia
    • South Australia residents, people genuinely relocating and people escaping domestic violence arriving after 6pm 26 May 2021 – Level 4 requirements. They must have a COVID-19 test within 24hrs and on days 5 & 13, must self-quarantine for 14 days and must wear a facemask (covering their mouth and nose) at any time they come in contact with the public for 14 days.
    • Essential Travellers arriving after 6pm 26 May 2021- Level 4 requirements. They must have a COVID-19 test within 24hrs and on days 5 &13 and must wear a face mask (covering their mouth and nose) at any time they come in contact with the public for 14. Category 1 Essential Travellers are not required to self-quarantine but must not enter a high risk setting for 14 days. Category 2 Essential Travellers must self-quarantine when they are not conducting their duties.
    • People (including Essential Travellers, SA residents, people relocating and people escaping domestic violence) who entered South Australia before 6pm 26 May 2021- Level 3 requirements. They must have a COVID-19 test within 24hrs and on days 5 & 13, must self-quarantine until they receive a negative test result, not enter a high risk setting or attend an event with an approved COVID Management Plan or where there are more than 1000 people present for 14 days after their arrival in South Australia.

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

City of Bendigo- Victorian Restricted Zone B Arrivals

  • A Victorian Restricted Zone B Arrival is a person who has been in the Bendigo Local Government Area any time since 22 May 2021 and has not been in restricted zone A at the relevant time. The following restrictions apply to these people who have been in the City of Bendigo:

People who enter after 6pm 26 May 2021 – Level 3 requirements. They must have a COVID-19 test within 24hrs and on days 5 & 13, must self-quarantine until they receive a negative test result, not enter a high risk setting or attend an event with an approved COVID Management Plan or where there are more than 1000 people present for 14 days after their arrival in South Australia.

Permitted Roads

People driving into South Australia from Victoria are only permitted to use the following prescribed roads:

  • Sturt Highway, Yamba
  • Mallee Highway, Pinnaroo
  • Dukes Highway, Wolseley
  • Wimmera Highway, Laurie Park
  • Casterton Road, Penola
  • Glenelg Highway, Myora
  • Princes Highway, Glenburnie
  • Glenelg River Road, Donovans/Nelson

Please note that persons in South Australia subject to requirement imposed by Associated Direction No 12 and No 13 will continue to be bound by those  requirements unless directed otherwise by an Authorised Officer.

This Direction should be read in conjunction with the Emergency Management (Cross Border Travel-General)(COVID-19) Direction 2021.

Tuesday 25 May 2021

The Cross Border-Associated Direction No 13 came into effect at 6.17pm Tuesday 25 May 2021.  Note: persons in South Australia subject to requirements by virtue of Associated Direction No 12 will continue to be bound by those requirements unless directed otherwise by an Authorised Officer. The changes apply to those people who have been in particular Victorian locations:

Designated Exposure Sites- Victorian Restricted Zone A Arrivals
A Victorian Restricted Zone A Arrival is a person who has been at a Tier 1 and Tier 2 Victorian Public Exposure Site at the at the specified date and time on the Government of Victoria website: https://www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/exposure-sites
.
After 6.17pm Tuesday 25 May 2021 all people (including Essential Travellers, people genuinely relocating and SA residents) who have been at a Tier 1 or Tier 2 Public Exposure Site at the specified date and time on the Government of Victoria website above are subject to Level 6restrictions and are not permitted to enter South Australia.

The majority of these people should already be in 14 days quarantine in Victoria and are not permitted to leave quarantine to travel to South Australia. IMPORTANT- This only applies to Tier 1 and Tier 2 sites (not Tier 3) as specified on the Government of Victoria website.

Exemptions apply for people who are escaping domestic violence, but these travellers are still subject to the Level 5 requirements. Additional travel exemptions may also be granted with restrictions as determined by SA Health.

City of Whittlesea- Victorian Restricted Zone B Arrivals
A Victorian Restricted Zone B Arrival is a person who has been in the City of Whittlesea any time in the 14 days preceding their arrival and has not been in a restricted zone A designated exposure site at the relevant time. These people who enter South Australia after 6.17pm Tuesday 25 May 2021 having been in the City of Whittlesea are subject to Level 6requirements and are not permitted to enter South Australia.

Essential Travellers and Permitted Arrivals (including domestic violence arrivals) who enter South Australia after 6.17pm Tuesday 25 May 2021 having been in the City of Whittlesea any time in the 14 days preceding their arrival are subject to Level 4 requirements. Level 4 requirements are:

  • The person must submit to a COVID-19 test within 24hrs after arrival in South Australia and on days 5 and 13.
  • They must self-quarantine for 14 days at a suitable place.
  • They must wear a face mask (covering their mouth and nose) at any time they come in contact with the public.

* Note- The City of Whittlesea includes Beveridge, Donnybrook, Doreen, Eden Park, Epping, Humevale, Kinglake West, Lalor, Mernda, Mill Park, South Morang, Thomaston, Whittlesea, Wollert, Woodstock and Yan Yean.

Greater Melbourne- Victorian Restricted Zone C Arrivals
A Victorian Restricted Zone C Arrival is a person who has been in Greater Melbourne any time in the 14 days preceding their arrival and has not been in a Restricted zone A or B. These people (including Essential Travellers, people genuinely relocating and SA residents) who enter South Australia after 6.17pm Tuesday 25 May 2021 having been in the Greater Melbourne area are subject to Level 3 requirements.  Level 3 requirements are:

  • The person must submit to a COVID-19 test within 24hrs after arrival in South Australia and on days 5 and 13. They must self-quarantine until they receive the first negative test.
  • The person must not enter a high risk setting for 14 days after their arrival in South Australia.
  • The person must not attend any events with an approved COVID Management Plan or where there are more than 1000 people present for 14 days after their arrival in South Australia.

People are permitted to transit through the Greater Melbourne and Melbourne Airport providing that their journey did not originate in a Victorian Restricted Zone A or B. They must not leave the airport before boarding their flight and must wear a mask for the entirety time they are in the airport and on the flight or when they come in contact with a member of the public. If the person is not travelling via air, they must travel the most direct and practicable route.

*Note- Greater Melbourne includes- Banyule, Hume, Moreland, Bayside, Kingston, Mornington Peninsula, Boroondara, Knox, Nillumbik, Brimbank, Manningham, Port Phillip, Cardinia, Maribyrnong, Stonnington, Casey, Maroondah, Whitehorse, Darebin, Melbourne, Frankston, Melton, Wyndham, Glen Eira, Monash, Yarra, Greater Dandenong, Moonee Valley, Yarra Ranges and Hobsons Bay, but does not include the City of Whittlesea. Overseas arrivals are still required to comply with the following restrictions: Overseas arrivals-(except New Zealand arrivals) must continue to comply with level 5 requirements.

This Direction should be read in conjunction with the Emergency Management (Cross Border Travel-General)(COVID-19) Direction 2021.

The Emergency Management (Cross Border Travel – Associated Direction No 12)COVID-19) Direction 2021 has been revoked and replaced by the Emergency Management (Cross Border Travel – Associated Direction No 13)(COVID-19) Direction 2021.

All existing Directions, frequently asked questions and other information can be found here: https://www.covid-19.sa.gov.au/emergency-declarations If you require further information you can call the SA COVID-19 Information Line on 1800 253 787 between the hours of 9am to 5pm 7 days per week or go to the SA Health website at www.sahealth.sa.gov.au or www.sa.gov.au/covid-19

Monday 24 May 2021

The Cross Border-Associated Direction No 12 came into effect at 8.25pm Monday 24 May 2021.  The changes apply to those people who have been in particular Victorian locations:

Designated Exposure Sites- Victorian Restricted Zone A Arrivals
A Victorian Restricted Zone A Arrival is a person who has been at a Tier 1 and Tier 2 Victorian Public Exposure Site at the at the specified dateand time on the Government of Victoria website:  https://www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/exposure-sites
.
These people (including Essential Travellers, people genuinely relocating and SA residents) who are in South Australia prior to 8.25pmMonday 24 May 2021 are subject to Level 4 requirements.  IMPORTANT- This only applies to Tier 1 and Tier 2 sites (not Tier 3) as specified on the Government of Victoria website.

Level 4 requirements are:

  • Must reside and remained quarantined and segregated from other people at a suitable place for 14 days.
  • The person must submit to a COVID-19 test within 24hrs after arrival in South Australia and on days 5 and 13.
  • Must wear a face mask which covers their mouth and nose at any time that the person comes in contact with the public for14 days after their arrival into South Australia.

After 8.25pm Monday 24 May 2021 all people (including Essential Travellers, people genuinely relocating and SA residents) who have been at a Tier 1 or Tier 2 Public Exposure Site at the specified date and time on the Government of Victoria website above are subject to Level 6restrictions and are not permitted to enter South Australia. The majority of these people should already be in 14 days quarantine in Victoria and are not permitted to leave quarantine to travel to South Australia.

Exemptions apply for people who are escaping domestic violence, but these travellers are still subject to the Level 5 requirements. Additional travel exemptions may also be granted with restrictions as determined by SA Health.

City of Whittlesea- Victorian Restricted Zone B Arrivals
A Victorian Restricted Zone B Arrival is a person who has been in the City of Whittlesea any time since 6 May 2021 and has not been in a restricted zone A designated exposure site at the relevant time. These people (including Essential Travellers, people genuinely relocating and SA residents) who have been in the City of Whittlesea in Victorian or after 6 May 2021 who are in South Australia prior to 8.25pm Monday 24 May 2021 are required to receive a COVID-19 test within 24hrs and self-quarantine until they receive a negative test result.

People who enter South Australia after 8.25pm Monday 24 2021 having been in the City of Whittlesea are subject to Level 2 requirements. Level 2 requirements are:

  • The person must submit to a COVID-19 test within 24hrs after arrival in South Australia and on days 5 and 13. They must self-quarantine until they receive the first negative test.
  • The person must not enter a high risk setting for 14 days after their arrival in South Australia.

* Note- City of Whittlesea includes Beveridge, Donnybrook, Doreen, Eden Park, Epping, Humevale, Kinglake West, Lalor, Mernda, Mill Park, South Morang, Thomaston, Whittlesea, Wollert, Woodstock and Yan Yean. Overseas arrivals are still required to comply with the following restrictions: Overseas arrivals-(except New Zealand arrivals) must continue to comply with level 5 requirements. This Direction should be read in conjunction with the Emergency Management (Cross Border Travel-General)(COVID-19) Direction 2021.

Friday 21 May 2021

An update was recently made to the Emergency Management Directions for RACF with COVID-19 Direction No. 36 implemented from 1.35pm on 21 May 2021.

Changes to the Direction relate to the following:

  • COVID-19 Vaccination Records: Employees, contractors and volunteers of RACFs are required to notify the operator of the RACF of any COVID-19 vaccination received (and provide evidence of same) if that vaccination was not conducted at a clinic held at the RACF. Operators of a RACF are required to maintain records of COVID-19 vaccinations received by those persons.
    • Note: Whilst strongly encouraged for all Australians, including aged care workers, receiving a COVID-19 vaccine is voluntary. Employees should not be discriminated against for choosing not to receive the COVID-19 vaccination.
  • COVID-19 Infection Control Plans: RACFs may now make their own amendments to their approved COVID-19 Infection Control Plan without seeking approval (subject to contrary direction). However, if directed, the RACF must implement the COVID-19 Infection Control Plan approved by SA Health within 48 hours.
  • Influenza Vaccination Exemption: A person who has not received the 2021 seasonal influenza vaccination because they are observing the recommended 14 day waiting period between receiving a COVID-19 vaccination and the influenza, provided they:
    • Provide evidence of the date of receipt of a COVID-19 vaccination to the RACF; and
    • Take all reasonable steps to ensure they are vaccinated as soon as is reasonably practicable following the preferred minimum interval of 14 days between administration of the COVID-19 vaccine and the influenza vaccine.

Wednesday 12 May 2021

The Cross Border-Associated Direction No 9 comes into effect at 12.23pm Wednesday 12 May 2021.

The changes are:
People who are in South Australia prior to 12.23pm Wednesday 12 May 2021 and who have been at a Tier 1 or Tier 2 Public Exposure Site at the specified date and time on the Government of Victoria website:  https://www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/exposure-sites are subject to Level 5requirements.
IMPORTANT- This only applies to Tier 1 and Tier 2 sites (not Tier 3) as specified on the Government of Victoria website.

Level 5 requirements are:

  • Must reside and remained quarantined and segregated from other people at a place determined by an Authorised Officer for 14 days.
  • The person must submit to a COVID-19 test within 24hrs after arrival in South Australia and on days 5 and 13.
  • Must wear a face mask which covers their mouth and nose at any time that the person comes in contact with the public for 14 days after their arrival into South Australia.

After 12.23pm Wednesday 12 May 2021 all people (including Essential Travellers, people genuinely relocating and SA residents) who have been at a Tier 1 or Tier 2 Public Exposure Site at the specified date and time on the Government of Victoria website above are subject to Level 6restrictions and are not permitted to enter South Australia. The majority of these people should already be in 14 days quarantine in Victoria and are not permitted to leave quarantine to travel to South Australia.

Exemptions apply for people who are escaping domestic violence, but these travellers are still subject to the Level 5 requirements as above. Additional travel exemptions may also be granted with restrictions as determined by SA Health.

This Direction should be read in conjunction with the Emergency Management (Cross Border Travel-General)(COVID-19) Direction 2021.

Friday 7 May 2021

The Cross Border-Associated Direction No 8 came into effect at 12.01am Friday 7 May 2021.

The changes are:

  • People who are in South Australia prior to 12.01am Friday 7 May 2021 and who have been at a COVID-19 case location at the specified date and time on the Government of New South Wales website: https://www.health.nsw.gov.au/Infectious/covid-19/Pages/case-locations-and-alerts.aspx are subject to Level 5 requirements.
    • This includes all close and causal contacts specified on the Government of New South Wales website.
    • Level 5 requirements are:
      • Must reside and remained quarantined and segregated from other people at place determined by an authorised officer for 14 days.
      • The person must receive a COVID-19 test within 24hrs and on day 5 and 13 into South Australia.
      • Must wear a face mask which covers their mouth and nose at any time that the person comes in contact with the public for 14 days after their arrival into South Australia.
  • After 12.01am Friday 7 May 2021 all people (including Essential Travellers, SA residents and people relocating) who have been at a COVID-19 case location as either a close or casual contact at the specified date and time on the Government of New South Wales website above are subject to level 6 restrictions and are not permitted to enter South Australia. The majority of these people should already be in 14 days quarantine in New South Wales and are not permitted to leave quarantine to travel to South Australia.
    • Exemptions apply for people who are escaping domestic violence, but these travellers are still subject to the Level 5 requirements as above.
    • Additional travel exemptions may also be granted with restrictions as determined by SA Health.

Saturday 1 May 2021

The Emergency Management (Cross Border Travel-Associated Direction No 7) (COVID-19) Direction 2021 came into effect at 1.57pm on Friday 30 April 2021.

This Direction acts as an appendix to the Emergency Management (Cross Border Travel-General) (COVID-19) Direction 2021.  It specifies the level of cross border requirements (as articulated in the Emergency Management (Cross Border Travel-General) (COVID-19) Direction 2021) for arrivals into South Australia as follows:

  • Western Australia, Perth and Peel Region arrivals- no longer have any COVID-19 testing, quarantine or entry restrictions. This means that People now arriving from Perth or Peel Regions into South Australia are no longer subject to any restrictions.
  • All people who have arrived in South Australia from Perth and Peel Regions since 17 April who are currently subject to level 3 restrictions are no longer required to adhere to these restrictions.
  • WA arrivals are no longer required to get the remaining day 5 & 13 COVID-19 tests, can enter a high risk setting including residential aged care facilities and can attend events with a COVID Management Plan. Such travellers will receive advice of the release from the restrictions.

Wednesday 28 April 2021

An update was made to restrictions regarding Western Australian visitors entering South Australia.  Cross Border-Associated Direction No 6 came into effect at 4.50 pm Tuesday 27 April 2021.

The changes are:

  • Travellers who have arrived from the Western Australia Restricted Zone comprising the Perth Region and Peel Region from Saturday 17 April2021 are now subject to level 3 requirements* (this has been downgraded from level 4 requirements).
  • All travellers arriving from the Western Australia Restricted Zones are subject to level 3 requirements.
  • Level 3 requirements are:
    • Must submit to a COVID-19 test within 24 hrs of arrival then again on day 5 and 13
    • Must quarantine until they get a negative test result
    • Must not enter or remain in a high risk setting for a period of 14 days after arrival (this includes residential aged care facilities)
    • Must not attend any event with an approved COVID Management Plan or at which more than 1000 people are present for a period of 14 days after arrival

Western Australia Restricted Zone arrivals means a person who has at any time during the period of 14 days before arrival been in the Western Australia restricted zones of Perth and Peel regions.

COVID-19 Vaccinations (Residents)

Residents at CCH Onkaparinga Valley (Woodside) have completed two doses of the Pfizer vaccination with residents providing positive feedback about their experience.

Residents at Prospect are scheduled to receive their first dose of Pfizer week commencing 3 May 2021 and Magill week commencing 10 May 2021.   Whilst a date has not been received for Park Village (Elizabeth Park) at this stage, plans are progressing and it is anticipated a date will be advised soon.

COVID-19 Vaccinations for residents are not mandatory; however are strongly encouraged.

Please direct questions regarding the CCH COVID-19 Vaccination rollout to cchvaccinations@claytonhomes.com.au

Saturday 24 April 2021

Cross Border-Associated Direction No 5

The Cross Border-Associated Direction No 5 came into effect at 12.01am Saturday 24 April 2021.

The changes are as follows:

Travel into South Australia

  • Travellers who have arrived from the Western Australia restricted zone comprising the Perth Region and Peel Region between Saturday 17 April 2021 and 12.01am on Saturday 24 April 2021 are subject to the following conditions.
    • Must submit to a COVID-19 test within 24 hrs of arrival then again on day 5 and 13
    • Must quarantine until they get a negative test result
    • Must not enter or remain in a high risk setting for a period of 14 days after arrival, this includes residential aged care facilities.
    • Must not attend any event with an approved COVID Management Plan or at which more than 1000 people are present for a period of 14 days after arrival
  • As of 12.01am on Saturday 24 April 2021 travellers from Western Australia restricted zone comprising the Perth Region and Peel Region will be subject to Level 6 requirements (prohibited from entry).
  • Western Australia restricted zone arrivals means a person who has at any time during the period of 14 days before arrival been in the Western Australia restricted zones of Perth and Peel regions.

For more information on Cross Border restrictions, please visit https://www.covid-19.sa.gov.au/emergency-declarations/cross-border-travel

2021 Influenza Vaccination

From 1 June 2021, all visitors/staff/contractors must be vaccinated against 2021 seasonal influenza in order to visit or work at a residential aged care facility.  The only exemptions to this requirement are:

  • If you have a medical contraindication to the flu vaccine (such as a person who has a history of anaphylaxis or has had Guillain-Barré Syndrome following vaccination, or who is taking check point inhibitor medication for cancer treatment). A letter from a medical practitioner to confirm this will be required before entry will be permitted.
  • If all reasonable steps have been taken to access the flu vaccine and it is not reasonably available.
  • Infants aged 6 months or younger.

Visitors will be asked to provide evidence of their immunisation status when visiting. Appropriate evidence may include a statement or record from a health practitioner, or an immunisation history statement available from Medicare online or the Express Plus Medicare mobile app.

Thursday 15 April 2021

An update has been made to COVID-19 Alerts relating the interstate high community transmission zones.

Health alert – Queensland

Effective 12.01 am 12 April 2021, the City of Brisbane, City of Ipswich, Logan City, Moreton Bay Region and Redland City are no longer considered restricted zones.  However, if you attended one of the locations identified on the Queensland Health website, you must remain in quarantine for 14 days after your last exposure.

Health alert – New South Wales

From 12.01 am 9 April 2021, the Byron Shire Council is no longer considered a restricted zone however if you attended one of the locations identified on the NSW Health website at the specified date and time, you must remain in quarantine for 14 days after your last exposure.

Health alert – New Zealand

If you visited any of the locations listed on the NZ Ministry of Health website at the specified date and time you should get tested for COVID-19 as soon as possible. You should also get tested on day 5 and day 13 since you were last at the location.

Health alert — South Australia

There are no current contact tracing health alerts for locations in South Australia.

For more information regarding COVID-19 Alerts, please visit SA Health Contact Tracing

Thursday 8 April 2021

Updates have been made to Cross Border Travel Directions in South Australia.

Cross Border Travel-Associated Direction No 4

The Emergency Management (Cross Border Travel-Associated Direction No 4) (COVID-19) Direction 2021 comes into effect at 12.01am on Friday 9 April 2021.

This Direction acts as an appendix to the Emergency Management (Cross Border Travel-General) (COVID-19) Direction 2021. It specifies the level of cross border requirements (as articulated in the Emergency Management (Cross Border Travel-General) (COVID-19) Direction 2021 for arrivals into

South Australia as follows:

  • New South Wales, Byron Shire Council arrivals- no longer have any COVID-19 testing, quarantine or entry restrictions.
  • Queensland Restricted Zone arrivals (people having been in City of Brisbane, Logan City, City of Ispwich, Moreton Bay Region and Redlands City)
  • up until 12.01am Monday 12 April 2021 – are still required to receive a COVID-19 test on day 1, 5 & 13, self-quarantine until they receive a negative test, not enter a high risk setting for 14 days and not attend an event with a COVID Management Plan (Level 3 restrictions).

After 12.01am on Monday 12 April 2021 these people are no longer required to have any COVID-19 testing, quarantine or other entry restrictions.

Overseas arrivals- (except New Zealand arrivals) must continue to comply with level 5 requirements.

Wednesday 31 March 2021

An update has been made to COVID-19 Alerts relating the interstate high community transmission zones.

Health alert – Queensland

From 5.00pm 29 March 2021, people are not permitted to enter South Australia from restricted zones of Queensland.  The restricted zones include:

  • City of Brisbane
  • City of Ipswich
  • Logan City
  • Moreton Bay Region
  • Redland City

Arrival in South Australia between 12.01am 20 March and 5.00pm 29 March

If you arrived in South Australia from the restricted zones between 12.01am 20 March and 5.00pm 29 March 2021 you must:

  • get a test as soon as possible and quarantine until you receive a negative test result.
  • get tested on day 5 and day 13 after arrival. There is no requirement to quarantine after receiving a negative result in your first test, unless you have symptoms.
  • not attend a COVID Management Plan event for 14 days after your arrival.
  • not enter a high risk setting for 14 days after your arrival, unless you meet requirements to be permitted (i.e. urgent medical care or end of life visit). High risk settings include disability and aged care or correctional facilities and an emergency department, intensive care unit, respiratory ward or oncology ward of a private or public hospital.

Friday 19 March 2021

Updates have been made to the Cross Border Travel and Residential Aged Care Directions in South Australia. The primary changes are in relation to allowing travel from New Zealand without restriction and the requirement for all travellers to complete a Cross Border Travel Registration Form when entering South Australia.

Cross Border Travel No 41

The Emergency Management (Cross Border Travel No 40) (COVID-19) Direction 2021 has been revoked and replaced by the Emergency Management (Cross Border Travel No 41) (COVID-19) Direction 2021. This Direction comes into effect at 12:01 am on Saturday 20 March 2021.

The changes are:

  • New Zealand has now been defined as a Low Community Transmission Zone. This means that people can now travel from New Zealand without any restrictions, the need to receive a COVID-19 test or quarantine provided they have been in a Low Community Transmission Zone (WA, NT, QLD, NSW, ACT, VIC, TAS, SA or NZ) for the previous 14 days.

Residential Aged Care Facilities No34

The Emergency Management (Residential Aged Care Facilities No 33) (COVID-19) Direction 2021 has been revoked and replaced by the Emergency Management (Residential Aged Care Facilities No 34) (COVID-19) Direction 2021.

This Direction comes into effect at 12:01 am on Saturday 20 March 2021. The only change is:

The removal of the reference to ‘former Victorian arrivals’. People travelling from Low Community Transmission Zones are permitted to enter an aged care facility for purposes permitted by the Direction.

Other existing requirements remain. The information above only highlights the key changes made to the Directions and does not reflect all requirements. Members of the public are encouraged to see the full Directions for further information.

All existing directions, frequently asked questions and other information can be found here: https://www.covid-19.sa.gov.au/emergency-declarations

Friday 26 February 2021

Residential Aged Care Facilities Direction No 32

The Residential Aged Care Facilities No 32 Direction came into effect at 12.01 am 26 February 2021.

The key changes to the Residential Aged Care Facilities Direction is:

  • People travelling from Victoria are now permitted to enter a Residential Aged Care Facility.
  • People who are deemed a Former Victorian Arrival (arrived before 26 February 2021) are not permitted to enter a Residential Aged Care Facility until the completion of 14 days of quarantine and required testing has been met.
  • From 1 June 2021, you must have been vaccinated against 2021 seasonal influenza before entering a Residential Aged Care Facility.

Cross Border Travel No 40

The Cross Border Travel No 40 Direction comes into effect at 12.01am on Friday 26 February 2021. The changes are as follow:

Travel into South Australia

  • Travel from Greater Melbourne without the need for quarantine or testing is now permitted.
  • People are permitted to travel from a Low Community Transmission Zone (ACT, NSW, NT, QLD, TAS, VIC and WA) without the need to quarantine or receive a COVID-19 test, providing they have not been in a place other than a low community transmission zone for 14 days prior to arrival People travelling from New Zealand are now deemed to be overseas arrivals requiring them to quarantine in a location as directed by an authorised officer for 14 days and receive a COVID-19 test on days 1, 5 & 12.

COVID-19 Vaccination Rollout

CCH have not been advised when the vaccinations will occur, however we are currently undertaking preparatory work.

Information regarding the COVID-19 vaccination has been provided to residents and families to assist with making a supported and informed decision, including:

Families are encouraged to have a conversation with their loved ones and support them to make an informed decision. CCH encourages residents and families to speak with their GP to discuss their own personal circumstances.  Vaccination is voluntary, but strongly encouraged.

Please direct questions regarding the CCH COVID-19 Vaccination rollout to cchvaccinations@claytonhomes.com.au

COVID-19 Vaccination Information / Support

For further information or support, please see the below links to organisations who can provide expert advice and guidance.

  • Older Persons Advocacy Network (OPAN): For free, confidential support please contact the OPAN Advocacy Hotline 1800 700 600.  Each state also operates an information and advice line available between 6am-10pm 7 days a week. Your call will be answered in each state by the Older Persons Advocacy Network organisation in your state/territory.

For more information

We encourage visitors and families to read the detailed update provided by the State Co-ordinator and SA Health Contact Tracing information.

Friday 12 February 2021

Whilst South Australia has been doing well managing COVID-19 in 2021, as per recent updates, Clayton Church Homes (CCH) has been closely monitoring interstate COVID-19 Alerts and SA Health advice.

The SA Premier announced today (Friday 12 February 2021), that the SA Border will close to Victoria from 12.01 am Saturday 13 February 2021.

A summary of the key information has been provided below:

  • People already in SA who have been in the Tullamarine Airport’s Terminal 4 since 9 February 2021 are prohibited from entering or remaining on the premises of a Residential Aged Care Facility (RACF) in South Australia, they must quarantine for a fortnight, and their family members and close contacts must quarantine until they return their first negative test.
  • Anyone who has been at Tullamarine Airport from 7 February 2021, is prohibited from entering or remaining on the premises of a RACF in South Australia and needs to be tested and to isolate until they receive a negative result.
  • Effective from 0.01 am, Saturday, 13 February 2021, any person who has arrived from Victoria will be prohibited from entering or remaining on the premises of a RACF in South Australia, until they have completed 14 days self-quarantine and submit to COVID-19 testing on day 1, 5 and 12 pursuant to their restrictions.
  • Anyone who has arrived from a low community transmission zone in Victoria before this time (0.01 am Saturday 13 February 2021) is permitted to enter a RACF in South Australia after receiving written confirmation of a day 1 negative test.

Please note, visitors with Cross Border Authorisations who have recently arrived from Victoria are not permitted to enter unless they have met the testing requirements and provided the relevant evidence of this as outlined above.

For more information

We encourage visitors and families to read the detailed update provided by the State Co-ordinator and SA Health Contact Tracing information.

Thursday 11 February 2021

Residential Aged Care Facilities Direction No 29

The Residential Aged Care Facilities No 29 Direction came into effect at 12.01 am 11 February 2021.

The key changes to the Residential Aged Care Facilities Direction is:

  • People who have been in any Restricted Location may only enter an RACF having isolated and received a negative COVID-19 test result.
  • All other travellers from Victoria (excluding the Restricted Location) are permitted to enter the facility.
  • All other travellers from Western Australia (excluding the Restricted Location) are permitted to enter the facility.
  • A person who has entered SA and completed 14 days of quarantine is free to move around South Australia and also enter a Residential Aged Care Facility.

A reminder from SA Health, whilst there are no current contact tracing alerts for locations in South Australia all South Australians should get tested for COVID-19 immediately if you have any symptoms, even if mild.

Symptoms include:

  • fever or chills
  • cough
  • sore throat
  • runny nose
  • shortness of breath
  • loss of taste or smell
  • diarrhoea and vomiting

If you’ve had a negative test before but develop new symptoms, you do need to have another test.

Other entry / visiting requirements as detailed in the updates below remain.

For more information

We encourage visitors and families to read the detailed update provided by the State Co-ordinator and SA Health Contact Tracing information.

Monday 8 February 2021

The Residential Aged Care Facilities No 28 Direction came into effect at 3.30 pm 5 February 2021.

The key changes to the Residential Aged Care Facilities Direction is:

  • People who have been in any Restricted Location may only enter an RACF having isolated and received a negative COVID-19 test result.
  • All other travellers from Western Australia (excluding the Restricted Location) are permitted to enter the facility.
  • A person who has entered SA and completed 14 days of quarantine is free to move around South Australia and also enter a Residential Aged Care Facility.

Other entry / visiting requirements as detailed in the update below remain.thur11feb11

Current Directives require all visitors to provide evidence of a 2020 Influenza Vaccination.

Pending an updated Direction provides clarification of this requirement in 2021, the 2020 Influenza Vaccination is acceptable.

For more information

We encourage visitors and families to read the detailed update provided by the State Co-ordinator.

Wednesday 3 February 2021

At 2.04 pm on Tuesday 2 February 2021, an updated Emergency Management (Residential Aged Care Facilities No 26) (COVID-19) Directive was implemented.

The key changes include:

  • People from prohibited zones in Western Australia (Perth, Peel and South West Regions) are not permitted to enter an aged care facility (unless they have an exemption and prior approval from the facility and SA Health as a pre-approved essential traveller).
  • People who have been in any other area of Western Australia may only enter an RACF having isolated and received a negative test result.
  • A person who has travelled from New Zealand (having been in New Zealand on or after 14 January 2021) may only enter an RACF having isolated and received a negative test result.
  • A person who has entered SA and completed 14 days of quarantine is free to move around South Australia and also enter a Residential Aged Care Facility.

Other entry / visiting requirements have been provided below for your information:

  • Whilst there are no restrictions on the number of care and support visits a resident may receive, given social distancing requirements, generally no more than three (3) to four (4) people should enter a residents room at any one time (depending on room size).
  • All visits should be conducted in a resident’s room or outdoors rather than communal areas with other residents and visitors should continue to undertake social distancing of 1.5 metres.
  • Residents are permitted to leave a residential aged care facility and return during designated visiting hours or by prior arrangement with the Site Manager. Self-isolation will only apply if there is an identified risk.
  • Visitors approved to enter a facility will still need to sign in and out and complete a declaration every time they visit.
  • All visitors (and staff) are required to provide evidence of a current flu vaccination (2020) (excluding children under 6 months).
  • Visitors must not enter if experiencing any of the following symptoms of illness (fever and chills, cough, loss of taste and smell, sore throat, runny nose, and shortness of breath)

For more information

We encourage visitors and families to read the detailed update provided by the State Co-ordinator.

Further information

Department of Health

Department of Health has released a fact sheet and other important information in understanding and dealing with the coronavirus.  The link is provided for you below:

For the latest advice, information and resources, visitors can also call the National Coronavirus Health Information Line on 1800 020 080.  This is a 24 hours a day, seven days a week service. If you require Translating and interpreting services can be arranged by calling 131 450.

SA Health

For further information and updates from SA Health go to:

SA Police

https://www.police.sa.gov.au/sa-police-news-assets/covid-19

World Health Organisation (WHO)

https://www.who.int/

 

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