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Update: COVID-19 Outbreaks in community

In the last week, over 600 Aboriginal South Australians have tested positive to COVID-19. A total of 6,758 Aboriginal people have tested positive for COVID-19 since the border opened in November, 2021.  

Current outbreak locations include:
  • Adelaide metro
  • APY Lands
  • Ceduna
  • Coober Pedy
  • Port Augusta
It’s more important than ever that we continue doing the simple things that keep us safe – reducing the risk of catching and spreading the virus in the community.

Have you recovered from COVID-19?

If you have recovered from COVID-19, you will not be considered a close contact for 8 weeks after you finish isolation.

This means you will not need to be tested within 8 weeks of finishing isolation.  

After 8 weeks, you will be considered a close contact if you come into contact with COVID-19 and meet the close contact definition. You will need to quarantine and get tested. 

If you have new symptoms within the 8 weeks, you should speak with your doctor if you need health support. 

If you develop new COVID-19 symptoms after 8 weeks, you should get a PCR test and stay at home until you get a negative result.
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Vaccine update: COVID-19 vaccination rates 

The latest data for South Australia shows 79% of the state’s Aboriginal population aged 12 years and older has had their first dose and 35% of 5 to 11 year olds have had their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine. 

If you haven’t had your COVID-19 vaccine yet and would like to ask questions and get vaccinated, clinics are open.
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COVID-19 vaccination options for all ages

There are now many different COVID-19 vaccines available in South Australia. Find out which vaccine is right for you. 
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COVID-19 Activity Restrictions and Direction Update

Many South Australians have made big sacrifices during the pandemic. Changes to restrictions from Saturday 12 March will be a big step forward to life going back to normal.
Changes to Activity Restrictions
From Saturday 12 March, activity restriction changes include:
  • removal of all density restrictions  
  • no limits to numbers at home gatherings 
  • dancing and singing will be allowed.
Changes to isolation requirements for people who have COVID-19

From Saturday 12 March, anyone who tests positive for COVID-19 will be required to isolate for 7 days (not 10 days).

People currently in isolation will be cleared to leave at seven days if they have been advised by an authorised SA Health officer and are without symptoms for 24 hours.

All existing directions, frequently asked questions and other information can be found here:
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South Australian COVID-19 Cases


As at 11 March 2022,

Aboriginal population

  • Over 619 people tested positive for COVID-19 in the last week.  
  • 6,758 people tested positive for COVID-19 in total* 
  • 7 people have sadly passed away from COVID-19 in total*
Whole of SA population
  • 14,412 people tested positive for COVID-19 in the last week
  • 170,346 people tested positive for COVID-19 in total**
  • 219 people have sadly passed away from COVID-19 in total* *

* since the borders opened on 23 November 2021.

** since the pandemic started in South Australia in January 2020.

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