03 Jan 2022 6:30pm
Emergency Management (Appropriate Surgery During COVID-19 Pandemic No 5) (COVID-19) Direction 2022, comes into effect at 12:01am on 4 January 2022.
The following surgical treatments and procedures may be performed in South Australia:
Procedures may include, for example, endoscopy, bronchoscopy, interventional radiology and cardiology.
All other procedures not addressing significant medical conditions are not to be performed.
National Guidelines means the Australian Government, Australian Health Ministers’ Advisory Council, National Elective Surgery Urgency Categorisation guideline dated April, 2015:
Other existing requirements remain.
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 8am to 8pm 7 days per week or go to the SA Health website at www.sahealth.sa.gov.au or www.sa.gov.au/covid-19