Update to COVID-19 Supervised Quarantine Direction 9 April, South Australia

Updates have been made to the Supervised Quarantine Direction in South Australia.

Supervised Quarantine No 7

The Emergency Management (Supervised Quarantine No 7) (COVID-19) Direction 2021 comes into effect at 6 pm Friday 9 April 2021.

Additions in this Direction are the inclusion of Quarantine Facilities to provide restrictions for those who are not based at a medi-hotel site but are required to undertake supervised quarantine. This provides restrictions for those people who are at the new Paringa Resort Quarantine Facility.

The following requirements apply under the Direction:

People undertaking quarantine at the Quarantine Facility

  • A person who is undertaking supervised quarantine at the Quarantine Facility must abide by all current supervised quarantine medi-hotel restrictions including in relation to COVID-19 testing, isolation, masks and physical distancing under the Direction.
    • Facility Requirements- A person undertaking supervised quarantine at the Quarantine Facility must not leave the facility unless for an emergency. The person undertaking quarantine must not throw or project items outside of the facility and must not abuse, intimidate, threaten or harass people providing services at the facility. These people may allow other people who are also undertaking supervised quarantine into their rooms.
    • Testing- A person undertaking supervised quarantine at a Facility must submit to a nasal swab COVID-19 test on day 1, 5 and 13 of quarantine and must also submit to a daily saliva COVID-19 test during their quarantine period on the days in which they do not receive the nasal swab test.
    • Isolation- People undertaking supervised quarantine at the quarantine facility must remain isolated at the quarantine facility unit with those people who are also undertaking supervised quarantine and are not required to wear PPE when physically present at the unit unless otherwise instructed to do so by an authorised officer.
    • Masks- A person undertaking supervised quarantine must wear a mask when people who are not subject to quarantine are present.
    • Physical Distancing- All people in supervised quarantine must use their best endeavours to maintain a distance of at least 1.5m from other people (this does not apply to other people who are also in supervised quarantine).

Employees and Contractors at a Quarantine Facility

  • A person who is undertaking employment (including as a contractor), who is delivering goods or providing emergency services assistance at the Quarantine Facility must abide by all current supervised quarantine medi-hotel restrictions including in relation to COVID-19 testing, COVID-19 symptoms, PPE and secondary employment under the Direction.
    • Testing- Any person who works at a Quarantine Facility must submit to a daily COVID-19 saliva test on the days where they do not have a COVID-19 nasal swab which is required to be undertaken at least once every 8 days. When finishing the period of work with a break of 4 or more days the person must receive the additional COVID-19 day 1, 4 and 10 nasal swab tests.
    • COVID-19 Symptoms- A person working at a Quarantine Facility must notify SA Health if they develop any COVID-19 symptoms.
    • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)- Any person who works in a designated orange or red zone at the Quarantine Facility must wear the appropriate PPE.
    • Secondary Employment- A person working at a Quarantine Facility must not undertake secondary employment at a High Risk Setting if they have been at the Facility (or a medi-hotel) within the last 14 days.

Operator of the Quarantine Facility

  • The operator of a Quarantine Facility must abide by all current supervised quarantine medi-hotel restrictions under the Direction.
    • Testing- The operator of the Quarantine facility must adopt a Testing Compliance Plan which requires their employees and contractors to notify the operator of their undertaking of a COVID-19 test. The operator must retain these records and provide them on request of an authorised officer.

All existing Directions, frequently asked questions and other information can be found here: https://www.covid-19.sa.gov.au/emergency-declarations

If you require further information you can call the SA COVID-19 Information Line on 1800 253 787 between the hours of 9am to 5pm 7 days per week or go to the SA Health website at www.sahealth.sa.gov.au or www.sa.gov.au/covid-19

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