COVID-10 Updates 30 March
- Advice for Senior Australians including those with existing health conditions
National Cabinet’s strong advice is for self-isolation at home to the maximum extent practicable for Australians:
- over 70 years of age;
- over 60 years of age who have existing health conditions or comorbidities;
- indigenous Australians over the age of 50 who have existing health conditions or comorbidities.
See more details from the Prime Minister Media Statement 29th March 2020 here: https://www.pm.gov.au/media/national-cabinet-statement
- Travel restrictions to some remote areas to protect rural communities
As at 11:59 AEDT Thursday 26 March 2020, movement into certain remote areas is being restricted to protect community members from the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).
See here for more details: https://www.health.gov.au/news/access-to-remote-areas-coronavirus-covid-19-update
- More government support for mental health, medicare (telehealth for all population), emergency food relief for vulnerable people.
The Prime Minister has announced a $1.1 billion package which boosts mental health services, domestic violence support, Medicare assistance for people at home and emergency food relief.
For information on getting support: www.headtohealth.gov.au
- WHO launches Whatsapp health alert service
Click here for details: https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/events-as-they-happen
Report from SA Health, anyone who attended any of these areas/functions need to self isolate and get tested.
- Barossa Region
There are 34 confirmed cases linked to areas within the Barossa region including Tanunda, Nuriootpa, Williamstown, Angaston and Lyndoch.
Anyone in these areas from Saturday 14 March 2020 who develops symptoms should immediately self- isolate and be tested.
Travel in or out of these towns should now be limited and any non-essential travel within the region is discouraged. Anyone attending work should adhere to social distancing guidelines and working from home is encouraged.
A dedicated COVID-19 testing clinic will open at Tanunda War Memorial Hospital on Monday 30 March for people in the region with symptoms of COVID-19.
- Specific Venues
We are urging members of the public who attended the following venues visited by a potentially infectious tour group, to monitor themselves for symptoms, and isolate and seek testing if symptoms develop.
- Calabria Family Wines Barossa Valley and Harvest Kitchen Restaurant, on 14 March from 12:00-4:00pm
- Upstairs at Hollick Restaurant in Penola, on 15 March from 1:30-3:30pm
- Barn Steakhouse, Mount Gambier, on 15 March, 7:30 onwards.
- Lyndoch Hill Winery and Chateau on or following 14 March 2020. Guests who attended a wedding at the venue on Friday 20 March are advised to
quarantine until 4 April, monitor for symptoms and to get tested if symptoms develop.
- Virgin Australia and SAPOL have been unable to provide the contact details of around 40 people who were travelling on Virgin Australia
Flight VA428 on Thursday 19 March, departing Sydney at 4.10pm and arriving in Adelaide at 6.00pm.
This flight is linked to passengers disembarking from a cruise ship in Sydney and we are encouraging anyone who hasn’t been contacted by Communicable Disease and Control Branch (CDCB) are advised to quarantine until 3 April, monitor for symptoms and to get tested if symptoms develop.