COVID-19 update 141
18 November 2020
COVID-19 restriction update
The safety of all South Australians is SA Health’s main priority. SA Health has continually made clear that we will act early and act decisively to stop the spread of COVID-19.
In order to protect the elderly, the vulnerable and the entire South Australian community, we need a circuit breaker.
From midnight tonight, a six-day initial stage will include a series of wide ranging, comprehensive restrictions. This will put a pause on South Australia, so we can stay ahead of the virus.
The circuit breaker will reduce movement in the community, which will also give SA Health contact tracers the opportunity to identify and isolate close contacts relating to the Parafield cluster.
During this circuit breaker, people will only be able to leave the home for the following reasons:
- essential work
- one family member per household per day will be able to leave to go to the nearest grocery store, pharmacy or petrol station
- to seek medical help or in an emergency
- to undertake COVID-19 testing
- to feed animals in agricultural areas
- end of life visits through organised arrangements
Face masks should be worn when outside of the home for any reason.
While this situation is concerning and challenging for the community, please remain calm and play your part in stopping the spread of COVID-19 in South Australia.
More information, including updated Directions and frequently asked questions, will be available at www.covid-19.sa.gov.au.
COVID-19 health alert
Anyone who has visited the Woodville Pizza Bar, 58 Woodville Road, Woodville on 6 - 16 November must self-quarantine immediately for 14 days. This includes people they live with.
People who visited these locations must get a COVID-19 test. Wear a mask when you seek testing. Advise testing staff you have visited the pizza bar.
SA Health has identified a number of locations of concern. Anyone who visited these locations should monitor for symptoms and get tested immediately if symptoms appear. The list of locations and advice can be found at www.sahealth.sa.gov.au/COVIDcontacttracing.
COVID-19 testing update
From today, the Yamba, Bordertown and Mount Gambier Border (Glenburnie) COVID-19 testing sites have will close.
Staff are being moved to metropolitan Adelaide to support the COVID-19 testing response. Port Augusta and Tailem Bend will remain open for overflow.
More testing options and information is available at www.sahealth.sa.gov.au/COVIDtesting.
New COVID-19 cases
There has been two new cases of COVID-19 today in people in their teens, both linked to the Parafield Cluster.
South Australian COVID-19 Cases
- 2 new cases today
- 35 active COVID-19 cases
- 9,659 tests yesterday
- 605,086 tests in total
- 551 confirmed cases in total
- 512 people have recovered from COVID-19
- 4 COVID-19 related deaths
SA.GOV.AU is a dedicated COVID-19 gateway, linking to relevant information on state and federal government websites.