COVID-19 update 182
14 January 2021
NSW border restrictions
Effective 12.01am today, the following areas are considered Prohibited Locations:
- Greater Sydney Region (as defined by the Greater Sydney Commission Act 2015 NSW)
- Central Coast Council (NSW)
- Wollongong City Council (NSW)
People are not permitted to travel to South Australia from the above prohibited locations unless they are an essential traveller or have an exemption.
People who entered South Australia from New South Wales between 8 January and 13 January 2021 who are currently in quarantine can apply to SA Health for a review of their quarantine requirement. They must be able to provide evidence (eg receipts or accommodation records) that they have not been in a Prohibited Location in the preceding 14 days. Applications with supporting evidence should be made using the SA Health Essential Traveller exemption application.
People who entered South Australia before 8 January 2021 must remain in quarantine for the remainder of their 14 days. For more information and the latest updates visit www.sahealth.sa.gov.au/covidcontacttracing.
COVID-19 vaccination update
Making safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines available to all South Australians is a key priority for SA Health. SA Health is working closely with the Commonwealth Department of Health to develop an implementation plan for South Australia in line with the Vaccine Roadmap announced by the Federal Government.
The COVID-19 vaccination rollout will be complex and vastly different from how vaccination programs are normally administered. It is expected that the vaccine will first be made available to South Australians incrementally from mid-February.
As doses will initially be limited, access to vaccines during the early period of the roll out will be made available to those who are most vulnerable to the effects of COVID 19 or who have the highest risk of being exposed to, or spreading, the virus.
The first phase will include residents and staff of aged and disability care facilities, medi-hotel and airport staff, and health care workers working in high risk exposure and transmission areas, such as COVID testing clinics and emergency departments. The program will take several months to roll out, with vaccination of the general population expected to begin from mid-2021.
For the latest information visit www.sahealth.sa.gov.au/covidvaccine or follow SA Health on Facebook and Twitter.
South Australia COVID-19 cases
- 0 new cases today
- 11 active COVID-19 cases
- 5,850 tests yesterday
- 904,906 tests in total
- 590 confirmed cases in total
- 575 people have recovered
- 4 COVID-19 related deaths
SA.GOV.AU is a dedicated COVID-19 gateway, linking to relevant information on state and federal government websites.