This page has the most up to date information from South Australian government agencies about the spread of COVID-19 in the state, as well as information about preventive measures that are being taken and the latest advice for members of the public.


Thursday 28 May 2020

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Thursday 28 May

Latest report: Thursday 28 May, 7:00 pm

This Advice message was issued on behalf of the Deputy Chief Public Health Officer.

All measures are subject to review in consultation with State Coordinator, SA Health and relevant authorities.

This message is due to expire at 6:00 pm on 3 June, 2020.

South Australia has no new cases of COVID-19 today, with the total number of cases remaining at 440.

There is currently one active COVID-19 case in South Australia, with 435 people recovered.

The number of COVID-19 deaths in South Australia remains at four.

SA Pathology has undertaken more than 95,000 tests so far.

Please note: The Communicable Disease Control Branch is undertaking contact tracing with close contacts of the remaining positive case. If you are not contacted, you have not been identified as a close contact in this process.

Easing COVID-19 restrictions in South Australia

Information about Recovery Step 2 from Monday 1 June and guidance on completing a COVID-Safe Plan will help businesses and organisations get ready for opening.

Who should complete a plan?

A person must not conduct, or be involved in the conduct of, a defined public activity unless they have completed a COVID Safe Plan.

A defined public activity means any of the following:

  • onsite purchase and consumption of food or beverages (whether occurring in an indoor or outdoor area)
  • sport (including sports training), fitness or recreation activities
  • indoor public meetings
  • ceremonies
  • provision of personal care services
  • provision of public entertainment
  • auctions and inspections of premises for the purpose of sale or rental of any property
  • driver instruction.

Other businesses may voluntarily choose to complete a Plan:

Let’s not undo all the good

Important reminder for all South Australians:

  • Keep 1.5 metres distance from others
  • Download the COVIDSafe app
  • Practice good hygiene
  • Keep working from home (if possible)
  • Get tested for COVID-19 if you have the following symptoms, even if mild:
    • fever or chills (in the absence of an alternative illness that explains these symptoms)
    • an acute respiratory infection - eg symptoms of cough, sore throat, runny nose, or shortness of breath
    • loss of smell or altered sense of taste.

Keep well, keep connected

You should continue to seek medical treatment for non-COVID-19 illnesses such as chronic disease management. For time-critical conditions such as heart attacks and strokes, dial Triple Zero (000).

Monitor for symptoms and present for testing

Symptoms such as fever, cough or shortness of breath, as well as a loss of taste or smell. Other early symptoms to watch for are chills, body aches, sore throat, headache and runny nose, muscle pain or diarrhoea.

Help protect other people's health

  • If you are unwell in any way, avoid visiting hospitals and aged care facilities.
  • Visit aged care residents only for a short duration and abide by the limit of a maximum of one visit per resident per day, which may include a maximum of two people, except for palliative care.
  • Children under the age of 16 are only permitted to attend aged care facilities in exceptional circumstances.

Mental health and wellbeing

  • Quarantine and isolation may affect your mental health and wellbeing; although social (physical) distancing is critical at this time, it’s important to our mental health to remain connected to family and friends.
  • If you or someone you know needs help during this time, please reach out to:
    • SA COVID-19 Mental Health Support Line - 1800 632 753
    • Beyond Blue - 1300 224 636
    • Lifeline - 13 11 14
    • Speak to your GP or health practitioner.

Reminder - as long as COVID-19 is in Australia, there’s a risk of more cases in SA.

Get tested no matter how mild symptoms are.

  • For the latest South Australian information visit this website: www.sa.gov.au/covid-19
  • For health information for South Australians visit the SA Health website.
  • SA COVID-19 Information Line - 1800 253 787 offers local information and advice on general COVID-19 information for South Australians 8:00 am to 8:00 pm, seven days per week.
  • Communicable Disease Branch line - 1300 232 272 provides information on immunisations and from medical officers.
  • National Coronavirus Information Helpline - 1800 020 080 provides information and advice on coronavirus (COVID-19) from an Australia wide perspective. Open 24/7
  • SA COVID-19 Mental Health Support Line - 1800 632 753, provides mental health support for people struggling with the impacts of COVID-19. It is available to people to maintain their mental health and wellbeing.
  • COVID-19 Relief Call Centre - 1300 705 336 provides information and assistance with such things personal hardship support, accommodation support for people unable to achieve self-quarantining and accommodation for emergency services personnel that are required to quarantine but unable to do so at home. People can also email housingrelief@sa.gov.au
  • If you require translating or interpreting services, call 131 450
  • If you are deaf, hard of hearing, or have a speech or communication impairment, contact National Relay Service on 1800 555 677.

  • Anyone experiencing potentially life threatening symptoms should call Triple Zero (000).
  • If you know of someone who is breaching the quarantine or isolation directions put in place, please call Police Assistance on 131 444 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

  • SA Health is encouraging people to get tested if they are unwell and continuing to maintain and monitor ongoing supplies of Personal Protective Equipment for their medical personnel.
  • The South Australian Government is urging employers to continue to allow employees who can work from home to do so.
  • Consistent with direction from the Commonwealth Government, measures to limit social interaction in South Australia are easing but some restrictions will remain in place for now.
  • The State Government is continuing to work in partnership with the federal, state and local government agencies and private health care sector to gradually restore services while remaining COVID-ready in South Australia.

Aboriginal communities

Movement into certain remote areas across South Australia is being restricted with all non-essential travellers to the communities of the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (A.P.Y.) Lands,  Davenport, Dunjiba, Gerard, Maralinga Tjarutja, Nepabunna (excluding Iga Wata), Point Pearce, Yalata and Yarilena required to quarantine for 14 days prior to permission being granted to enter these communities.

Emergency response

  • A State of Emergency has been declared for South Australia, in response to the global COVID-19 pandemic, to limit the spread of this virus within the state.
  • The state government has established a cross-government emergency management team (EMT), which is supporting SA Health to put in measures to reduce the spread of the virus in South Australia.
Page last updated 28 May 2020