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 November 2020   

 

COVID-19 confirmed case numbers:

27 893

Across Australia, as of Sunday afternoon 29 November, there have been 27,893 cases of confirmed COVID-19

562

Across South Australia, as of Sunday afternoon 29 November, there have been 562 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 - 25 Nov
  • Including a registration link to tonight's GP Update webinar, an update on PPE and testing services across the metropolitan region. 

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SA Health Bulletins

Updates from the GP Liaison and 'Round Up' bulletins

The latest update

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SA Health Bulletin

| Newsfeed

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

Adelaide PHN

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Recent News

  • Thursday, 26 November 2020
    Expanded hours at GP Respiratory Clinics to Support Testing Over Higher Temperature Forecasts

    The four metropolitan GP Respiratory Clincs have increased their capacity and are providing additional appointments for COVID-19 testing and GP-led assessment of respiratory symptoms in response to the high forecasted temperatures in the coming days. GPs are encouraged to recommend patients book an appointment over the phone or online. 

    Adelaide PHN
  • Tuesday, 24 November 2020
    Next GP Update Webinar Tomorrow (25 November)

    A GP Update webinar is scheduled for tomorrow - 6:00pm Wednesday 25 November 2020. The webinar is suitable for GPs and practice staff working across South Australia and will include an update on the SA COVID-19 response, a highlight of the pertinent issues relevant to GPs and general practice, and a Q&A session.

    Register now via this link

    This webinar is part of a suite of webinars facilitated by Adelaide PHN and supported by partners SA Health, SA Pathology, RACGP (SA/NT) and AMA(SA). 

    Adelaide PHN
  • Monday, 30 November 2020
    Pop up Testing Clinic at Torrensville (Brickworks)

    A pop-up COVID-19 testing clinic has been opened at the Thebarton Community Centre at the corner of South Road and Ashwin Parade. The clinic will operate until Friday 4 December, 8.00am to 8.00pm.

    SA Health
  • Sunday, 29 November 2020
    Additional locations of concern identified in response to Parafield Cluster - testing recommendations expanded and isolation advice

    As contact tracing continues, additional locations of concern have been identified. For people who have visted the locations of concern at the specified times and dates there are three levels of recommendations:

    • Locations, such as the such as the Intensive English Language Institute (Flinders University), are associated with a requirement to self-quarantine for 14 days and seek COVID-19 testing on day 1 and 12 of quarantine (self-quarantine advice also applies to those living with a person who visited the location) - details and locations can be found via the Parafield Cluster Isolation Direction
       
    • Locations such as Flinders University Sturt Campus, Big W Brickworks, Kmart Kurralta Park and Foodland Norwood, are associated with a requirement to seek testing immediately and isolate until a negative result is received
       
    • Locations such as On The Run Hilton, Anaconda Mile End, Guzman y Gomez Glandore and Boost Juice Glenelg, are recommended to monitor for symptoms and get tested if symptoms appear
       

    For all the details, locations and current recommendations - see SA Health's Contact Tracing webpage

    SA Health
  • Friday, 27 November 2020
    Updated Hours and Alternative Testing Services Given High Heat Weather Forecast

    A number of COVID-19 testing clinics have updated hours today and tomorrow (Friday 27 and Saturday 28 November) due to heat. Patients needing COVID-19 testing are encourged to consider the GP Respiratory Clinics (appointment based) or to consider the pop-up COVID-19 testing site that has opened today at the Adelaide Showgrounds (Goodwood Rd, Wayville) from 8am to 9pm (walk-in testing site, air-conditioned, car parking available via Rose Terrace).

    For all other testing sites, patients should be advised to plan ahead (i.e. consider testing early or in the evening during the coolest part of the day) and check the opening hours on SA Health's website www.sahealth.sa.gov.au/covidtesting.

    SA Health
  • Thursday, 26 November 2020
    Two new locations of concern identified by SA Health Contact Tracing Team - Armada Arndale Shopping Centre and Port Adelaide Plaza

    Anyone who visited Armada Arndale Shopping Centre or Port Adelaide Plaza on the specified dates and times should monitor for symptoms and get tested immediately if symptoms appear. The list of locations and advice can be found at www.sahealth.sa.gov.au/COVIDcontacttracing

    SA Health
  • Tuesday, 24 November 2020
    Woodville High School Closure - Anyone Who Attended the School on Mon 23 Nov Must Self Isolate Immediately Along With Household Members

    New SA Health Notification: Anyone who attended Woodville High School on Monday 23 November must isolate immediately with all members of their household until further notice. The school has closed on Thursday 26 November to undergo cleaning and support contract tracing efforts. 

    SA Health
  • Thursday, 19 November 2020
    Adelaide General Practices Providing Dedicated Testing Services

    * This post was updated Tuesday 24 November 

    The following general practices in Adelaide are now providing dedicated COVID-19 testing services.

    • Morphett Vale Family Practice - swab testing by appointment only 
      1 Doctors Road, Morphett Vale
      Mon-Fri: 8.30am-7.00pm 
      Sat-Sun: 9.00am-3.00pm
      Please call 8384 7977 to make an appointment
       
    • Midwest Medical Centre - drive through clinic by appointment only 
      678 Port Road, Beverley
      Various days and times available. Please call 0436 344 642 to make an appointment
    Other

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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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