About testing for COVID-19. Who should get tested, how to get tested, testing criteria, and what to do if you get a positive or negative COVID-19 test result.
Test, Trace, Isolate and Quarantine
From 23 November 2021, to coincide with South Australia reaching 80% double vaccination of people aged 16+ years, a new Test, Trace, Isolate and Quarantine (TTIQ) model is being introduced in South Australia.
Under the new TTIQ model, anyone identified as a low-risk casual contact, casual contact or a close contact of someone who is COVID-19 positive will be contacted by SA Health and provided with advice on what is required with regards to quarantining and getting tested.
The updated testing and quarantine requirements also redefine who is classified as a close and casual contact, with fully vaccinated casual contacts only isolating until they receive their first negative test result.
Whether you are a casual or close contact depends on:
- the amount of time you were exposed
- how close you were to the case
- whether you and the case were wearing a mask, and
- the setting or location of the exposure.
With this new model, fewer people will be required to quarantine. It will also enable more people to quarantine for shorted periods of time.
For example, if a vaccinated person is required to quarantine it will only be for seven days, compared to an unvaccinated person who will be required to quarantine for 14 days.
Information for the general public
- Testing and quarantine requirements for contacts of a COVID-19 case (PDF 81KB) - 15 November 2021
- Frequently Asked Questions (PDF 52KB) – TTIQ - Assessing and managing the risk - 15 November 2021
Information for business and industry
- Guidance COVID exposures in general businesses and venues – Assessing and managing the risk (PDF 126KB) – 15 November 2021
- COVID exposures in essential businesses and venues - Assessing and managing the risk
- Guidance - COVID exposures in critical services and infrastructure – Assessing and managing the risk
- Guidance - COVID exposures in primary and community health care settings - Assessing and managing the risk
A form to complete a risk assessment, in-line with the above guidance, will be available to download soon.