SA Health Response - COVID-19
On 15 March 2020, a public health emergency in relation to the transmission of COVID-19 was declared in South Australia pursuant to section 87 of the South Australian Public Health Act 2011.
SA Health has legislated responsibility within the South Australian Emergency Management Act 2004 and the State Emergency Management Plan (SEMP) for provision, maintenance and coordination of health services.
What we are doing
A range of measures are being implemented consistent with the Australian Government and the advice of our medical and public health experts, to protect the health and wellbeing of all South Australians and prevent the spread of COVID-19 in our community.
The South Australian response is tailored to our local conditions and may change over time as the situation in our state changes. Actions taken to date include the following:
COVID-19 Health Services
Dedicated services have been established in South Australia to identify and treat COVID-19 patients.
Emergency Management Directions
The State Coordinator enacts Directions under State emergency provisions which apply to everyone living in, and entering, South Australia.
All Emergency Directions can be found on the South Australian Government Emergency Declaration and Directions page.
- Aged Care Facility Visitation in South Australia
- Continuation of Overseas Travel Self-Quarantine
- Isolation Following Diagnosis or Close Contact
- Limitations to surgical treatment across the state
- Prohibition of point of care serology tests
- Restrictions on business, organisations activities, events and gatherings in South Australia - COVID-19
- Travel Restrictions in South Australia
Public Communication Campaigns
Advertising campaigns that aim to educate the general public to help stop the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19).