03 Jan 2022 6:05pm
The Emergency Management (Exposure Sites, Contacts and Diagnosis Requirements No 2) (COVID-19) Direction 2021 has been revoked and replaced by the Emergency Management (Exposure Sites, Contacts and Diagnosis Requirements No 3) (COVID-19) Direction 2022. This Direction came into effect at 5:29pm on 3 January 2022
Key changes include:
The definition for people who are Casual Contacts of a positive COVID-19 case or who have been at a casual contact exposure site has been removed from the Direction.
The definition for people who are Close Contacts of a positive COVID-19 case has been changed to include:
It has introduced a definition for Close Personal Interactions between a person and a positive COVID-19 case, it means an interaction:
Therefore, two people must be within 1.5 metres for 15 minutes or more, not wearing masks and indoors to be deemed a close personal interaction.
It introduces a definition for a Household Member of a COVID-19 case means:
It has been determined that a person has been notified that they are a close contact or have been diagnosed with COVID-19 if they have received advice by one or more of the following methods:
All Close Contacts (whether vaccinated and unvaccinated)(including household member) need to:
PCR testing remains the same for Close Contacts being:
If you are a household member of COVID-19 case and you cannot segregate from them you must quarantine for 14 days from the date they had their test taken. A household member who cannot segregate is not required to undertake COVID-19 testing unless they develop symptoms, at which time they must obtain a COVID-19 PCR test.
If you are a household member where the COVID-19 positive person is able to remain isolated and segregated or the entire time, you must quarantine for 7 days from the date they had their test.
The date from which you calculate the commencement of the isolation or quarantine period is the date for which the positive test was obtained.
If you test positive to COVID-19, you need to:
For full details on quarantine, testing, and other requirements for Vaccinated and Unvaccinated Close Contacts, visit: https://www.covid-19.sa.gov.au/emergency-declarations/exposure-sites,-contacts-and-diagnosis-requirements
Other existing requirements remain.
The information above only highlights the key changes made to the Directions and does not reflect all requirements. Members of the public are encouraged to see the full Directions for further information.
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