20/01/2021

One new case of COVID-19 reported today, from a medi-hotel. A number of testing sites have updated operating hours this weekend. Information about the vaccine plan for South Australia.

Testing site update

A number of testing sites have updated operating hours this weekend due to the hot weather forecast.

Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 January:

  • Victoria Park/Pakapakanthi drive-through - 6.30 am to 10.30 am, 6 pm to 9 pm
  • Hampstead drive-through - 6.30 am to 10.30 am, 6 pm to 9 pm
  • Repat drive-through - 6.30 am to 10.30 am, 6 pm to 9 pm
  • Aldinga drive-through - 6.30 am to 10.30 am
  • Port Adelaide drive-through - 6.30 am to 10.30 am

To check the opening hours or to find other alternative testing locations near you visit www.sahealth.sa.gov.au/covidtesting

Outdoor drive-through and walk-in testing sites may close at short notice due to weather. Follow SA Health on Twitter or Facebook for the latest updates on site closures.

Vaccine update

The Commonwealth Australian Department of Health will be rolling out Australia’s COVID-19 vaccine. SA Health is working closely with the Department of Health to develop a vaccine plan for South Australia.

The vaccine will be first made available to South Australians in phases from mid-February.

Some key information about the COVID-19 vaccine:

  • The first doses of the vaccine will be given to people who need it most.
  • The vaccine will be free.
  • The vaccine will be available for everyone in South Australia in a phased roll out.
  • The vaccine will be voluntary.
  • The Therapeutic Goods Administration assess the vaccine for safety, quality and effectiveness.

More information is available at www.sahealth.sa.gov.au/COVIDvaccine

Case update

There has been one new case of COVID-19 today. The case is a man is his 30s who recently returned from overseas and have been in a medi-hotel since his arrival.

South Australia COVID-19 update:

  • 1 new case today
  • 6 active cases
  • 3,755 tests yesterday
  • 927,680 tests in total
  • 594 confirmed cases in total
  • 584 people recovered
  • 4 deaths

For more information: SA COVID-19 Information Line 1800 253 787 or visit SA Health