Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is a respiratory illness caused by a new virus. The virus can spread from person to person. Symptoms may include fever, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, or loss of taste or smell.
We can all help stop the spread:
For information on who needs to self-isolate and how, visit SA Health website
If you are arriving to SA from NSW or ACT you will need to self-quarantine for 14 days on arrival in suitable accommodation.
Victorian residents are not permitted to enter SA
SA Health is asking all travellers returning from the Greater Brisbane or Ipswich areas to closely watch for COVID-19 symptoms on their return to South Australia and to get tested for COVID-19 if any symptoms develop, even if very mild.
Anyone in South Australia who has visited any of the locations posted by Queensland Health during the times and dates listed is recommended to self-isolate for 14 days from the date they attended the location. A list of the locations can be found at Queensland Government Contact tracing.
Travellers returning from the Greater Brisbane and Ipswich areas should not attend nursing or disability homes or visit vulnerable people for 14 days from their return.
This includes aged and disability care workers, who should have a negative COVID-19 test result before returning to work.
SA Health is encouraging travellers to rethink their travel plans to Queensland where possible as quarantine requirements may change depending on the situation.
Patients who meet the following clinical criteria can be tested for COVID-19:
For testing, make an appointment to see your doctor. Call the doctor first to let them know your travel history so they can prepare for your visit. If you are very sick, go to a hospital. Call the hospital first to let them know your travel history so they can prepare for your visit.
After your test, go straight home and self-isolate while you wait for your test result (which you should usually get within 2 days) and:
For more information and latest advice visit:
Department of Health: http://www.health.gov.au/health-topics/novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov
Or phone the Coronavirus Health Information Line 24/7 on 1800 020 080
Southern Fleurieu Family Practice (SFFP) provides a comprehensive medical service to the whole of the South Western Fleurieu Peninsula, servicing patients from the furthermost point of Cape Jervis in the South to Myponga, Mt Compass and Sellicks Beach in the North and Inman Valley, Waitpinga and Parawa in the East. We aim to provide and support the delivery of a range of integrated, holistic and sustainable primary care services to our community.
To make an appointment please phone: (08) 8558 0111 or Book Online.
Mon – Fri: 8.00am – 7.00pm
Saturday: 8.30am – 4.00pm
Sunday: 10.00am – 4.00pm
(Opening and closing times are subject to doctor availability and patient bookings)
SFFP has a diverse range of experience within its clinical team which enables a number of services to be provided. With no local Hospital in the immediate vicinity, the practice has a very well equipped Treatment Room and Accident and Emergency area where a range of emergency, minor procedures and general health care services are carried out. Click here to learn more about the services that we provide.
All medicare consultations are bulk billed. Gap payments apply for procedures, consumables, emergency presentations & non-attendances. Click here to find out more information about our fees.
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