COVID-19 advice for older people

Older people and people with chronic health conditions are more at risk of serious infection from COVID-19 and should take precautions.

Those at risk should talk to their doctor about what is appropriate for them.

Looking after your mental health is also important.

Resuming activities and interests

To decide whether to continue usual activities or interests, consider which interactions and activities are important and how these can be done safely.

Keep up to date with the current restrictions on activities and gatherings.

If you do go out or resume some of your usual activities or interests, you should continue to stay 1.5m away from others where possible, and keep practicing good hygiene and handwashing practices. You are encouraged to wear a mask if the 1.5 metre distance cannot be maintained.

If you are a Seniors Card member, make sure to subscribe so you receive emails with useful information for older South Australians.

Remember: Stay home if you are sick or feel unwell get tested for COVID-19 if you have symptoms.

Support for older people

SA Health has a dedicated Older Persons COVID-19 Support Line to provide information and support to older people, their families and carers. You can call 1800 171 866 Monday to Friday, except public holidays, from 8.30 am to 6.00 pm.

Retirement villages

Retirement village operators and residents should refer to the fact sheet - COVID 19 advice for retirement village operators (PDF 203KB). This fact sheet provides information and advice to operators of retirement villages in South Australia and outlines the measures that operators should take to reduce the risk of COVID-19 to retirement village residents and others.

COVID-19 vaccine

For information about COVID-19 vaccines, visit the COVID-19 frequently asked questions page.