Contact tracing

Health alert – Queensland

Effective 12.01am Sunday 17 January, people entering South Australia from the Greater Brisbane Area will no longer be required to self-quarantine for 14 days. They will be required to seek a COVID-19 test on day 1, day 5 and day 12.

People currently in quarantine from the Greater Brisbane Area must remain in quarantine until contacted by SA Health and authorised to leave.

Anyone who visited the below locations at the specified dates and times must remain in quarantine for the remainder of their 14 day quarantine period.

Acacia Ridge – Bunnings Warehouse

  • Tuesday 5 January, 2.00pm to 2.40pm

Calamvale – Woolworth Calamvale North

  • Sunday 3 January, 11.00am to 12.00pm

Sunnybank Hills – Coles Sunnybank Hills Shoppingtown

  • Tuesday 5 January, 7.30am to 8.00am

Sunnybank Hills – Nextra Sunnybank Hills Newsagent

  • Tuesday 5 January, 8.00am to 8.15am

Sunnybank Hills - Sunnybank Cellars (formerly Lucky Star Bottler)

  • Wednesday 6 January, 2.05pm to 2.15pm

From 12.01am Thursday 21 January, people entering South Australia from the Greater Brisbane Area will no longer be required to seek COVID-19 testing (unless they have symptoms). However, people who enter between 12.01am 17 January and 12.01am 21 January must complete all three tests (day 1, day 5 and day 12).

Health alert – New South Wales

The Emergency Management (Cross Border Travel No 29) (COVID-19) Direction came into effect 12.01 am on 17 January 2021.

Arriving to South Australia before 14 January 2021

People who entered SA from NSW before 8 January who are currently in quarantine must remain in quarantine for the remainder of their 14 days.

People who entered SA from NSW between 8 January and 13 January who are currently in quarantine can apply to SA Health for a review of their quarantine requirement on a case by case basis.

You must be able to provide evidence that you have not been in a Prohibited Location in the preceding 14 days. Suitable evidence includes food and petrol receipts, bank statements or accommodation records.

Applications with supporting evidence should be made using the SA Health Essential Traveller exemption application.

You must remain in quarantine until you receive written advice from SA Health or your quarantine period ends.

All people must still have their COVID-19 test on day 1, 5 and 12.

Arriving to South Australia after 12.01am 14 January 2021

Effective 12.01am 14 January 2021, the following areas are considered Prohibited Locations:

  • Greater Sydney Region (as defined by the Greater Sydney Commission Act 2015 NSW)
  • Central Coast Council (NSW)
  • Wollongong City Council (NSW)

People are not permitted to travel to South Australia from the above prohibited locations unless they are an essential traveller or have an exemption.

Travellers via car from the Low Community Transmission Zones (e.g. Queensland, excluding the Greater Brisbane area and the ACT) are permitted to travel through NSW to enter South Australia providing they do not stop in a Prohibited Location, wear a face mask for the entirety of the time they come into contact with the public and cannot maintain physical distance during their journey, and use the most direct route, only stopping for respite and essential purposes (such as fuel).

Travellers via plane from a Low Community Transmission Zone are permitted to transit through Sydney Airport providing they are there for no longer than 2 hours and wear a face mask for the entirety of the time they are in transit (this includes on the plane).

For more information and to apply for a cross border travel registration or health exemption, visit the SA Police website.

Entry from outside a Prohibited Location

People may travel to South Australia from all areas of New South Wales outside of the above Prohibited Locations, but must get a COVID-19 test within 24 hours and on day 5 and 12. There is no requirement to isolate while awaiting COVID-19 test results (unless you have symptoms).

Other locations of concern

Anyone present at the below locations at the specified dates/times should immediately self-quarantine for 14 days, commencing on the last day you were at the location. Get a COVID-19 test immediately and again on day 5 and 12.

Arndell Park – Workers Sports Club

  • Sunday 3 January, 11.40 am – 1.30 pm (anyone who attended Grange Buffet for over an hour)
  • Sunday 10 January, 12.00pm – 1.16pm (anyone who attended Grange Buffet for over an hour)

Orange - Birdie Noshery & Drinking est.

  • Sunday 3 January, 12.00 pm to 2.00 pm

Wentworthville – Wentworthville Medical & Dental Centre (dental, physio and imaging waiting room only)

  • Friday 15 January, 11.30am to 1.15pm

Essential traveller health exemption

Information relating to applications for SA Health essential traveller status can be found on the sa.gov.au essential traveller health exemption page

Health alert — South Australia

There are no current contact tracing health alerts for locations in South Australia.

View historical contact tracing locations 15 days and older.

All South Australians should get tested for COVID-19 immediately if you have any symptoms, even if mild.

Symptoms include:

  • fever or chills
  • cough
  • sore throat
  • runny nose
  • shortness of breath
  • loss of taste or smell

If you’ve had a negative test before but develop new symptoms, you do need to have another test.

How does contact tracing work?