Posted on: 27 March 2020
Supporting South Australians During COVID-19 Pandemic
The health and safety of all South Australians is the Government’s number one priority.
The South Australian Government has been acting to protect South Australians from COVID-19. Measures we’ve implemented include:
- Strict border control measures requiring those entering SA to self-isolate for 14 days
- Measures to help SA Health and SAPOL enforce self-isolation
- Established two drive-through testing clinics to support GPs and ease pressure on hospital emergency departments
- Established dedicated COVID-19 clinics at the Royal Adelaide Hospital, Flinders Medical Centre, Lyell McEwin, the Women’s and Children’s Hospital, the Repat Health Precinct, and Hampstead Rehabilitation Centre.
- Opened 27 COVID-19 clinics across regional SA
- Establishing dedicated treatment facilities at ECH College Grove, the old Calvary Wakefield hospital, and the Repat, providing 278 additional treatment beds
We’re also taking critical steps to boost and upskill the number of nurses and midwives in our frontline workforce to support a system-wide response.
We cannot ever thank our frontline health workers enough for their efforts during this unprecedented time. It is critical that frontline staff and their families are protected, so we’re providing centrally located hotel accommodation for health workers, not only offering them a sanctuary for the difficult days, but minimising risk to their families.
We're in unprecedented times, so additional measures will be implemented as needed to ensure that South Autralians are as protected as possible. To stay up to date on both State and Federal measures, visit https://www.sa.gov.au/covid-19/home and https://www.australia.gov.au/.