Information issued for people in Tanunda, Nuriootpa, Williamstown, Angaston and Lyndoch, in the Barossa Valley, who live in, or have travelled through these towns since Saturday, March 14 2020.
Information issued for people who live in, or have travelled through, Tanunda, Nuriootpa, Williamstown, Angaston and Lyndoch in the Barossa Valley since Saturday, March 14 2020.
SA Health is requesting these people to access testing for COVID-19 IF you are showing symptoms of COVID-19, including:
- sore throat
- shortness of breath.
There is a testing clinic at Tanunda War Memorial Hospital (open from Monday 30 March 2020).
If you do not have symptoms, you do not need testing, and you will not be tested.
A number of linked COVID-19 cases have been identified in people who have been to Angaston, Lyndoch, Nuriootpa, Tanunda and Williamstown. SA Health is continuing to monitor, identify and quarantine people who may have been exposed. Identified people will be contacted as soon as possible. It is important for everyone to implement social distancing.
Travel in or out of these towns should be significantly limited.
To find out more about COVID-19 visit the SA Health website or call the SA COVID-19 Information Line on 1800 253 787.
People over 70 years, or those 60 years and over with chronic health issues, are more vulnerable to severe illness. They are reminded to monitor symptoms and encouraged to self-isolate if personal circumstances permit, and seek testing if symptoms develop.
For those with school aged children, the Education Department has closed schools within the defined area based on health advice, until further notice. They will be providing further information to parents. Find out more and view a list of school closures on the SA Education Department website.
People are encouraged to work from home where possible. When not working, people are encouraged to stay at home and reduce essential travel.
Where working from home is not possible, people working in or around the affected towns (including those in the wine industry) must maintain social distancing, including whilst at work.
If you have any symptoms of COVID-19 DO NOT go to work, and get tested as soon as possible.