Sumary of SA to ease isolation rules from next week:
- South Australia will scale back quarantine requirements and no longer enforce statewide COVID-19 lockdowns from next week.
- “In the past, we’ve had to take a pretty heavy-handed approach, quite frankly, because a single case could set off a cluster which would lock down our state.
- “As of next Tuesday, we will no longer have the threat of a whole-of-state lockdown.
- “If someone gets COVID-19, they will still need to isolate for up to 14 days.
- SA Chief Public Health Officer Nicola Spurrier said the testing, tracing, isolation and quarantine regime would continue to play a role in controlling outbreaks.
- “Our contact tracing team are ‘match-ready’,” Professor Spurrier said in a statement.
- “Mr Marshall said the government had made 392 extra beds and treatment spaces available and was recruiting up to 1920 doctors, nurses, ambulance officers and other health staff.
- As of 3pm on Sunday, 85.3 per cent of South Australians had had their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 73.9 per cent were fully vaccinated.