South Australia - one case of COVID-19

South Australia has one active cases of COVID-19 reported as of Wednesday afternoon, May 27.

The state tally stands at 440 with no one in hospital with the effects of COVID-19.

The state's death toll stands at four people from the 440 confirmed cases with 435 people (99.8 per cent) having recovered from the virus.

There have been 93,406 tests conducted across the state an increase of 1613 tests in 24 hours.

Any person who is feeling sick or ill with fever or chills (in the absence of an alternative illness that explains these symptoms); an acute respiratory infection e.g. symptoms of cough, sore throat, runny nose, or shortness of breath; or loss of taste or loss of smell should have a test.

UPDATES

Premier Steven Marshall has defended the decision to allow a woman to enter South Australia without completing a full quarantine after coming from the UK.

The woman landed in Victoria and was granted a special exemption to enter SA for compassionate reasons.

Mr Marshall said she was not the only person to have been given special dispensation to enter the state.

A number of people who have come in contact with the woman, including those on the flight from Victoria to Adelaide are being contacted and will have to self isolate.

Stage 2

Stage two of South Australia's roadmap of easing of restrictions will begin on June 1, a week earlier than scheduled. It is the second of three stages planned for easing of restrictions. For a detailed update visit https://www.covid-19.sa.gov.au/

People are reminded that the ease of restrictions still means social distancing and good hygiene practices are a must to help with the movement through the three-step plan.

Eased restrictions 

Activities which can recommence include

  • Restaurants, cafes, pubs and wineries
  • Hospitality
  • Cinemas
  • Theatres
  • Galleries and museums
  • Beauty salons, nail salons, tattoos, massage
  • Gyms and indoor fitness

There will be a 20 person maximum per room, with venues allowed to go up to a maximum of 80 people, provided they comply with the requirement of 1 person per four square metres. This does not include staff.

Hospitality - Alcohol can be served without a meal, but patrons must be seated.

Sport - From June 1, people will be able to resume outdoor contact training in sport with competition for outdoor non-contact sports to resume. Minimise unnecessary co-mingling, encourage good hygiene no more than more than one caregiver who is not partaking with no other spectators, ensure frequent environmental disinfection cleaning of the premises.

Funerals - maximum number of mourners is increased to 50 with records to be kept of attendees

Driving Lessons - Lesson can commence

PREVIOUS

Auctions/Open Inspections - Can proceed with limit to 1 person per four square metres with maximum of 10 at any one time, excluding staff; with a record kept of attendees

Community and youth centres - Can proceed with limit to 1 person per four square metres with maximum of 10 at any one time, no indoor sport or selling of food and beverages

Caravan/Camping grounds - Travel is encouraged, any gatherings on site limit to 1 person per four square metres with maximum of 10 at any one time, swimming pools or play equipment on site follow requirements that apply to public facilities

Weddings/Worship - Can proceed with limit to 1 person per four square metres with maximum of 10 at any one time, excluding staff, for wedding, keep record of attendees

Public swimming pools - no more than 10 swimmers per pool (facilities may have more than one pool), lap swimming, limit of one swimmer per lane, communal showers and change rooms closed, no selling of food and beverages, no more than more than one caregiver who is not swimming

Playgrounds - Can be reopened by councils, check with your local council for information

Elective surgery - Ban has been lifted on some procedures

Gatherings - Prohibited gathering of more than 10 persons. Social distancing remains unchanged and everyone must make every effort to keep 1.5 metres away from each other and not exceed the density requirement of one person per four square metres.

Information

COVIDSafe

South Australians are being encouraged to download the Federal Government's COVIDSafe app. The voluntary app will help SA Health's contact tracing team to quickly find close contacts of COVID-19 cases and alert those who may need to quarantine or get tested. The app uses mobile phone technology to automate and improve contact tracing and the more people who use the app, the more effective it will be.

Prescription medication

Until September 30, measures have been put in place for pharmacists to supply prescription medicines to South Australians through a digital image-based prescription with special arrangements by health professionals.

Support Services

Covid-19 health information for South Australians

Information for individuals and businesses in South Australia

Information and advice from an Australia wide perspective

  • SA COVID-19 Information Line - 1800 253 787

Mental health support

  • SA COVID-19 Mental Health Support Line - 1800 632 753

Information and assistance

Welfare checks

  • Red Cross Telecross REDi service - 1800 188 071