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 frequently with updates, information and support relevant to the South Australian response.


This page has been updated 20 July 2021  

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  • Tuesday, 20 July 2021
    7-day Lockdown for SA

    To stop the spread of COVID-19 in our state, SA Health announced that as of 6.00pm Tuesday 20 July, SA will go into a 7-day lockdown (level 5 restrictions) with stay at home requirements set to be in place. 

    There will be 5 essential reasons to leave your home -

    • Undertake essential work (definition of essential work/worker can be found here)
    • Shop for essential goods and services 
    • Medical reasons 
    • Care and caregiving 
    • Exercise (with people in the same household) 

    Please refer to the following SA Health links for updated information -

    SA Health will provide updates as they becomes available.

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  • Tuesday, 20 July 2021
    COVID-19 Health Alert for SA

    SA Health has identified exposure locations associated with positive cases of COVID-19 in South Australia. Exposure locations have been identified in Adelaide, Craigmore, Glenelg, Greenacres, Golden Grove, Hindmarsh, Modbury, Munno Para, Ridgehaven, St Agnes, Wynn Vale and Yattalunga. 

    Action is required by the community. You can check the exposure locations and relevant public heath actions via the SA Health website.

    In response to these cases, new restrictions came into effect as of 12.01am 20 July 2021. These restrictions include changes to density requirements, private gatherings, retail, hospitality, personal care services and sport. 

    People must also wear a mask at all times when in a health care service, shared indoor public spaces and when in passenger and public transport services. 

    More information, including the new Direction and FAQs can be found via covid-19.sa.gov.au.

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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

  • 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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