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New testing recommendations for South Australia

SA Health released an important update yesterday. They have broadened the criteria for testing including anyone with a fever or respiratory infection.
Source: SA Health website.

 

People who meet the current epidemiological and clinical criteria for testing (see Public Health Alert dated 1 April 2020) can continue to be tested at COVID clinics and general practices.

In addition, SA Health is now recommending testing for:

  • Any person with an unexplained fever

OR

  • Any person with an acute respiratory infection (e.g. cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, rhinorrhoea).

See more on the SA Health website.



Other updates:

  • A new Higher Education Relief Package will support workers who have been displaced as a result of the COVID-19 crisis and who are looking to upskill or retrain. It will also provide funding certainty to higher education providers. Read more.
  • $3 million further funding to support frontline health workers with training and information on the treatment of coronavirus. Read more.