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 14 August 2020   


COVID-19 confirmed case numbers:

22 358

Across Australia, as of Thursday afternoon 13 August, there have been 22,358 cases of confirmed COVID-19


Across South Australia, as of Thursday afternoon 13 August, there have been 459 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 - 12 Aug
  • Including an update on new testing services, increased capacity at the GP Respiratory Clinics and advice on requests for 'medical clearance' by patients on behalf of their employers. 


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 - 13 Aug

    Including a notification of changes across Residential Aged Care Facilities (RACFs) affectng personal care workers and medical workers, an update on SA Pathology lifting registration requirements for people to receive COVID-19 tests via text, and a summary of the COVID-19 cases across the state. 


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

SA Health

SA Pathology

Department of Health


Recent News

All News

| COVID-19 Resources

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

GP & Practice Resources

Primary Care Resources

Training Modules & Webinars

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

Australian Department of Health

SA Pathology

Other Peak Bodies and Organisations

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
  • 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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