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Triple zero for emergencies

20 Mar 2020 3:40pm

South Australian Emergency Services are being inundated with TRIPLE ZERO calls from the public, wanting information and advice about COVID-19.

Only call TRIPLE ZERO if you have an emergency- if someone is seriously injured or in need of urgent medical help, if life is being threatened, or if you have just witnessed a serious accident or crime.

By calling TRIPLE ZERO in a circumstance that is not an emergency you are putting lives at risk because you are redirecting crucial emergency resources.

If you need to seek advice about COVID-19, contact the National Coronavirus Information Hotline on 1800 020 080, visit, and follow SA Health on social media.

If you are suffering from a life threatening illness or in an urgent situation call TRIPLE ZERO.