Current as of April 29, 2022

You are considered a close contact if:

  • You are living with someone infected with the virus.

  • You have spent four hours or longer with someone in a home, or a health or aged-care setting since they developed COVID.

  • You have been notified by SA Health that they are a close contact

  • You have been to an exposure site listed on the SA Health website.

People with COVID-19 are considered infectious two days before their symptoms started or if they didn’t have any noticeable symptoms, they are considered infectious two days before they had their positive COVID-19 test taken.

The following changes to South Australia's COVID-19 close contact rules will come into effect from 12:01am on Saturday, April 30:

  • Close contacts no longer required to quarantine

  • Rather than isolating for seven days, close contacts will have to take five rapid antigen tests (RATs) over a seven-day period that would've previously been the self-quarantine period following their exposure to the virus.

  • If any flu-like symptoms develop, you must get a PCR nasal swab test.

  • They will have to wear a face mask when outside the house, in indoor areas, and will be prohibited from visiting high-risk settings such as hospitals and aged care facilities.


Current Restrictions

  • COVID Management Plans required for events of more than 1000 people

  • Masks for high risk settings

  • Masks for personal care services (except for the person receiving the service, if necessary for the provision of the personal care service)

  • Masks for health care services (except for the person receiving the service, if necessary for the provision of the health care service)

  • Masks for passenger transport services

  • Masks for indoor fitness facilities (except while exercising)

  • Masks for shared indoor public places (except bridal parties during ceremonies, private functions and private activities

Masks

  • Masks for high risk settings

  • Masks for personal care services (except for the person receiving the service, if necessary for the provision of the personal care service)

  • Masks for health care services (except for the person receiving the service, if necessary for the provision of the health care service)

  • Masks for passenger transport services

  • Masks for indoor fitness facilities (except while exercising)

  • Masks for shared indoor public places (except bridal parties during ceremonies)

High risk setting

High risk means each of the following:

  • a residential aged care facility

  • a disability care facility

  • a prison, correctional facility, training centre or other place of custody

  • a public or private hospital

  • health care services provided in any of the Aboriginal communities listed in Schedule 1 or any other Aboriginal community controlled health service.

Positive RAT reporting

The SA government is making it mandatory to report positive RAT results on SA Health from Thursday 13 January. Once you have a positive RAT, it's no longer required to get a corroborative PCR result.

For more information, visit the South Australian Government website.

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