08/10/2020

No new cases of COVID-19 today. COVID-Safe Halloween.

Keeping COVID safe Halloween

Halloween and trick-or-treating is permitted and can be done in a COVID-safe way.

There are some important things to remember:

  • Do not go trick-or-treating if unwell
  • Maintain 1.5 metres distance from other groups
  • Take hand sanitiser and sanitise hands regularly
  • Only give out or take wrapped lollies or snacks.

Find other tips and advice to ensure events and activities are held in a COVID-safe way on the SA Health website.

NSW Health alert

NSW Health is alerting the public to the locations that were visited by confirmed cases of COVID-19. These locations can be found on the NSW Health website.

Anyone who has recently arrived in SA from NSW and has been to any of the locations at the dates and times listed should self-isolate immediately.

SA Health has more information and other COVID Safe travel tips.

Anyone who develops symptoms of COVID-19 should get tested, no matter how mild. Visit SA Health for more information and testing locations.

South Australian COVID-19 Cases

  • 0 new cases today
  • 3 active COVID-19 cases
  • 3,423 tests yesterday
  • 488,941 tests in total
  • 472 confirmed cases in total
  • 465 people have recovered from COVID-19
  • 4 COVID-19 related deaths

If you have, or if you know someone with symptoms of COVID-19, encourage them to seek testing. Once you get a test, return home immediately and wait for your results. If you receive a negative test result, you should still stay at home and not attend work, school or childcare until you are feeling well again.

Do not go to public places if you are unwell – this includes work, education, childcare, shopping centres, sporting events, social or religious gatherings.

Everyone must continue to follow measures that will help stop the spread. Practice good hygiene, keep 1.5 metres distance from others and stay at home if you are unwell.

People experiencing any of the following symptoms should be tested for COVID-19:

  • Fever or chills (in the absence of an alternative illness that explains these symptoms)
  • An acute respiratory infection e.g. symptoms of cough, sore throat, runny nose, or shortness of breath
  • Loss of smell or alteration in the sense of taste

Call the SA COVID-19 Information Line on 1800 253 787, or go to www.sahealth.sa.gov.au/COVID2019, for more information.