Police update: Limitations to surgical treatment across state – New COVID-19 Direction, South Australia

On 31 March 2020, the State Coordinator made a Direction under the Emergency Management Act 2004 to limit surgery to emergency surgery only.

Emergency Management (Appropriate Surgery During COVID-19 Pandemic No 2) Direction 2020 has been revoked and replaced by Emergency Management (Appropriate Surgery During COVID-19 Pandemic No 3) Direction 2020, this new Direction comes into effect on 3 April 2020 at 0001hrs.

The new Direction provides greater clarity around the types of surgery that may be performed; a copy of the Direction in full can be found here

If you require further information you can call the SA COVID-19 Information Line on 1800 253 787 between the hours of 8.00am to 8.00pm 7 days per week or go to the SA Health website at https://www.sahealth.sa.gov.au or https://www.sa.gov.au/covid-19

In the first instance patients should contact their GP or treating clinician for further information.

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