Contact tracing

Health alert – Queensland

Effective 12.01 am Sunday 17 January, people entering South Australia from the Greater Brisbane Area will no longer be required to self-quarantine for 14 days.

From 12.01 am Thursday 21 January, people entering South Australia from the Greater Brisbane Area will no longer be required to seek COVID-19 testing (unless they have symptoms). People who entered before this time must complete all three tests (day 1, day 5 and day 12). There is no requirement to isolate while awaiting COVID-19 test results (unless you have symptoms).

Unless otherwise advised by SA Health, people currently undertaking 14 days of quarantine from the Greater Brisbane Area prior to 12.01 am Sunday 17 January 2021 are not able to leave quarantine prior to the 14 days. People can apply to SA Health for a review of their quarantine requirement on a case by case basis. Applications can be made using the SA Health Essential Traveller exemption application.

You must remain in quarantine until you receive written advice from SA Health or your quarantine period ends.

Health alert – New South Wales

The Emergency Management (Cross Border Travel No 29) (COVID-19) Direction came into effect 12.01 am on 17 January 2021.

Arriving to South Australia after 12.01 am 14 January 2021

Prohibited locations

Effective 12.01 am 14 January 2021, the following areas are considered Prohibited Locations:

  • Greater Sydney Region (as defined by the Greater Sydney Commission Act 2015 NSW)
  • Central Coast Council
  • Wollongong City Council

People are not permitted to travel to South Australia from the above prohibited locations unless they are an essential traveller or an exempt arrival.

Travellers via car from the Low Community Transmission Zones (e.g. Queensland and the ACT) are permitted to travel through NSW to enter South Australia providing they do not stop in a Prohibited Location, wear a face mask for the entirety of the time they come into contact with the public and cannot maintain physical distance during their journey, and use the most direct route, only stopping for respite and essential purposes (such as fuel).

Travellers via plane from a Low Community Transmission Zone are permitted to transit through Sydney Airport providing they are there for no longer than 2 hours and wear a face mask for the entirety of the time they are in transit (this includes on the plane).

For more information and to apply for a cross border travel registration or health exemption, visit the SA Police website.

Entry from outside a Prohibited Location

People may travel to South Australia from all areas of New South Wales outside of the above Prohibited Locations.

They must get a COVID-19 test within 24 hours and on day 5 and 12. There is no requirement to isolate while awaiting COVID-19 test results (unless you have symptoms).

Arriving to South Australia before 14 January 2021

People who entered SA from NSW before 8 January who are currently in quarantine must remain in quarantine for the remainder of their 14 days.

People who entered SA from NSW between 8 January and 13 January who are currently in quarantine can apply to SA Health for a review of their quarantine requirement on a case by case basis.

You must be able to provide evidence that you have not been in a Prohibited Location in the preceding 14 days. Suitable evidence includes food and petrol receipts, bank statements or accommodation records.

Applications with supporting evidence should be made using the SA Health Essential Traveller exemption application.

You must remain in quarantine until you receive written advice from SA Health or your quarantine period ends.

All people must still have their COVID-19 test on day 1, 5 and 12 while in South Australia

Other locations of concern

Anyone present at the below locations at the specified dates/times should immediately self-quarantine for 14 days, commencing on the last day you were at the location. Get a COVID-19 test immediately and again on day 5 and 12.

Arndell Park – Workers Sports Club

  • Sunday 10 January, 12.00 pm – 1.16 pm (anyone who attended Grange Buffet for over an hour)

Wentworthville – Wentworthville Medical & Dental Centre (dental, physio and imaging waiting room only)

  • Friday 15 January, 11.30 am to 1.15 pm

Essential traveller health exemption

Information relating to applications for SA Health essential traveller status can be found on the sa.gov.au essential traveller health exemption page

Health alert — South Australia

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

View historical contact tracing locations 15 days and older.

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

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

How does contact tracing work?