ALERT | COVID-19 information for general practice and primary health care providers

COVID-19 Provider Update

As many local health professionals will be aware, there has been an outbreak of a novel coronavirus (COVID-19) originating in Wuhan, Hubei Province, in mainland China. COVID-19 is an evolving health concern; the World Health Organization (WHO) declared a pandemic on 12 March 2020. In South Australia, a public health emergency was declared 15 March 2020 in relation to local transmission of COVID-19.

This page aims to support local GPs, general practice staff and other primary health care providers working on the frontline across Adelaide to support the COVID-19 response. Adelaide PHN is a partner in the SA Command Centre and will continue to update this page daily with updates, information and support relevant to the South Australian response.


This page has been updated 30 September 2020   

 

COVID-19 confirmed case numbers:

27 063

Across Australia, as of Tuesday afternoon 29 September, there have been 27,063 cases of confirmed COVID-19

468

Across South Australia, as of Tuesday afternoon 29 September, there have been 468 cases of confirmed COVID-19

What you need to know

Adelaide GP and Primary Care Provider Updates about the SA Response

To the Point Bulletin

Regular updates from the SA COVID-19 Control Centre by Adelaide PHN

Latest Edition

  • To The Point Bulletin - 30 Sept
  • Including a new health alert released to update advice to doctors regarding COVID-19, notification of a new fax number for CDCB, a new set of resources from RACGP and more.

Archive

GP Update Webinars: The SA Response

A bi-weekly webinar collaboration of RACGP(SA), Adelaide PHN, AMA(SA) and SA Health

SA Health Bulletins

Updates from the GP Liaison and 'Round Up' bulletins

The latest update

  • Round Up Bulletin - 25 Sept

    A summary of the latest COVID-19 statistics and case numbers across the state and tips to travel safe as border restictions lift. 

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SA Health Bulletin

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Recent highlights and announcements regarding the response to COVID-19, relevant to the delivery of primary care across the Adelaide region

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Recent News

  • Wednesday, 23 September 2020
    Athelstone Respiratory Clinic have updated their phone number for bookings

    Athelstone Respiratory Clinic has recently updated their phone number for bookings to 0478 507 774. Find the booking links and phone numbers of all metropolitan respiratory clinics via adelaidephn.com.au/respiratoryclinics. Both Adelaide PHN's website and SA Health's Testing Services page has been updated.

    Adelaide PHN
  • Wednesday, 30 September 2020
    New Health Alert (Update #24) Regarding COVID-19

    SA Health have updated advice to doctors regarding COVID-19 via a new health alert (#24). The new health alert has been issued as a result of border changes and Queensland no longer being considered an area of increased risk. Given the likely increase in cross border travel and the school holiday period, doctors should remain vigilant. Other advice for doctors included in this new health alert is the reccommendation to keep informed about interstate cases and outbreaks, to wear PPE when assessing persons who have recently travelled from Victoria, and to test anyone who presents with symptoms of COVID-19.

    SA Health
  • Friday, 25 September 2020
    CDCB New Fax Number

    The South Australian Communicable Disease Control Branch (CDCB) has changed its fax number to (08) 7425 6696 from (08) 8226 7187. Please use the new fax number when contacting the CDCB by fax, including when faxing medical and laboratory notifications. Doctors are asked to change the CDCB fax number in all your references, contacts and databases. Please note that many other notifiable conditions can be reported quickly and easily online instead of faxing - see sahealth.sa.gov.au/notifiablediseasereporting

    SA Health
  • Thursday, 24 September 2020
    A mobile COVID-19 testing site will be operating in Elizabeth from Monday 28 September until Friday 2 October.

    The site will operate from 9.00am to 5.00pm and will be located on the corner of Goodman Road and Langford Drive in Elizabeth. 

    SA Health
  • Wednesday, 23 September 2020
    Two new cases recorded for South Australia (23 Sept 2020)

    Both cases arrived from overseas and have been in hotel quarantine since their arrival. The man and woman, both in their 20s, tested positive on their day one test and will remain in isolation at their medi-hotel.

    SA Health
  • Tuesday, 22 September 2020
    Changing hours at the WCH and RAH COVID-19 Clinics

    COVID-19 Clinics at the Women's and Childrens Hospital (WCH) and Royal Adelaide Hospital (RAH) will be updating their hours of operation. From today (22 Sept) the WCH COVID-19 testing clinic will be operating 9.00am - 6.00pm 7 days a week. From Sat 26 Sept, the RAH COVID-19 clinic will also commence under the new operating hours of 9.00am to 6.00pm 7 days a week. 

    SA Health

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| COVID-19 Resources

Resources to support GPs, general practice and other primary care providers working across the Adelaide metropolitan region.

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Supporting Yourself

Resources, phone lines and links to support the mental health of GPs and primary care providers

| Find More Information

Key links to reliable sources of COVID-19 information for primary health care providers

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Community Helplines & Support

  • COVID-19 Community Mental Health Support

    SA COVID-19 Mental Health Support Web Portal
    Includes a virtual support network (a list of locally based specialist support services) and resources to support the mental health of South Australians.


    Dedicated COVID-19 Mental Health Support Line - 1800 632 753
    For South Australians feeling overwhelmed by COVID-19. Staffed by Lifeline counsellors and includes phone, video and call-back and follow up call support. Operating 8:00am - 8:00pm, 7 days. 


    Head to Health COVID-19 Support Webpage
    Information page with practical tips, resources and links for supporting mental health and wellbeing in light of COVID-19.


    Beyond Blue


    Skylight COVID-19 Mental Health Peer Support Line and Web Chat 
    Available for all South Australians from 5:00pm - 11:30pm, 7 days per week and is delivered by peers who have a mental health lived experience. 

  • South Australian COVID-19 Information Community Helpline - 1800 253 787

    A dedicated State helpline, available to community, providing local COVID-19 info (8:00am - 8:00pm, 7 days)

  • National Coronavirus Helpline - 1800 020 080

    Supportline for those seeking information on COVID-19, operating 24/7.

  • Reporting COVID-19 Suspected Breaches of Quarantine and Isolation in South Australia

    To reporting a suspected breach of quarantine or isolation orders – community are directed to contact:

    • SA Police on 131 444
    • Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000
    • or to complete an anonymous online report at crimestopperssa.com.au
  • Healthdirect

    In addition to the National Coronavirus Helpline, Healthdirect are supporting:

    • COVID-19 Information page
      An information page for community members about coronavirus including general information, FAQ, resources and guidance on seeing a doctor and reducing risk
       
    • Coronavirus Symptom Checker
      Note: Based on national testing critera, some state based testing criteria is missing
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