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COVID-19 Updates: Playgrounds are to re-open in SA

There are only 7 active cases of Coronavirus in South Australia. SA Health has stated that public parks and playgrounds are to re-open in South Australia. Please check with your local council for details on your nearest playground. There are no other news with regards to restrictions. 

More updates below:

  • The Australian Government is providing an additional $205 million in specific COVID-19 aged care funding and has released a draft Code of Conduct for visitations to residents in aged care. Read more. 
  • National Cabinet will consider the first phase of easing coronavirus restrictions next Friday 8 May. Decisions will be based on expert medical advice. Read more.
  • National Cabinet has endorsed a pathway for the staged return of community and professional sport. The states and territories will be responsible for implementing the return, taking account of local epidemiology, risk mitigation strategies and public health capability. Read more.
The testing criteria has been broadened once again as per below link:


Patients who meet the following clinical criteria should be tested:

  • Fever OR history of fever or chills in the absence of an alternative diagnosis that explains the clinical presentation* OR
  • Acute respiratory infection (e.g. cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, runny nose) OR
  • Acute unexplained loss of smell or altered sense of taste OR
  • Persons with new onset of other clinical symptoms compatible with COVID-19 (headache, myalgia, nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea) AND who are close contacts of a confirmed case of COVID-19; or who have returned from overseas in the past 14 days.