SA Lockdown Update and Quarantine Information - Monday 26 July 2021

The following information is for all sacare Staff members.

The lockdown in South Australia will be lifted from Wednesday 12.01am 28/07/21.

There will still be some restrictions such as:

  • Masks are still to be worn in high-risk settings, personal care, public transport and health care services.
  • Density requirements (1 person per 4 square metres) and seating only in restaurants and bars.
  • No singing or dancing
  • A limit of 10 people visiting per household including the residents of the home.
Further details regarding these restrictions will be released soon here.
Workers and students can return to the office and school on Wednesday.

Other updates:
Vaccination in quarantine
People cannot leave quarantine to get a first dose of the COVID-19 vaccination and appointments must be rescheduled. Please note this is quarantine, NOT lockdown.

The second dose of the Pfizer vaccine can be administered up to 42 days after the first dose. The second appointment should be rescheduled within this time frame, if possible.
The second dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine can be administered up to 12 weeks after the first dose. The second appointment should be rescheduled within this time frame, if possible.
If the second dose appointment cannot be rescheduled, email SA Health at with name, contact number and booking details. Someone will be in contact to arrange a new booking at a suitable clinic.

Current activity restrictions have been updated, please click here for full details, including reasons to leave home.

REMINDER: If you have visited any of the exposure sites on this list you must get tested and quarantine immediately.

The advice for the timing of required COVID-19 tests has been updated with the new Emergency Management (COVID-19) (Exposure Site Requirements No 2) Direction.

If you attended an exposure location, you are required to follow the relevant health advice on the SA Health website.

If you have received a written Direction from SA Health (other than by SMS), you must comply with those requirements.

  • Testing and quarantine timing 
  • The day you last visited an exposure location is counted as Day 0. You must quarantine for 14 more days from this date.
  • You must obtain your first test within 24 hours of becoming aware that you were at an exposure location. 
  • You are required to have a day 5 and day 13 test.
  • If you don’t have your first test until 4 to 7 days after exposure, you are not required to have a test on day 5 but instead must have a test on day 9. 
  • If your first test is on day 13, you only need one test unless otherwise instructed.
  • You must have a negative day 13 test before you can leave quarantine. Day 15 is release day.
  • You are not required to have more than one test in a 48 hour window, unless symptomatic or directed by an Authorised Officer.
  • You should get tested immediately at any time during the 14 days if you develop new symptoms
  • You may be required to get tested at other times when directed to do so by SA Health or a person acting on behalf of SA Health.

Find a location to get tested at
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