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COVID-19 Updates

Find out the most up to date info on coronavirus

Country SA PHN will continue to work with the Commonwealth Department of Health and SA Health to relay relevant information to primary health care providers and provide support as required.

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Health Professional Updates

Delivering high quality care and safety to patients

Country SA PHN will continue to work with the Commonwealth Department of Health and SA Health to relay relevant information to primary health care providers and provide support as required.

GP Led Respiratory Clinics

Commonwealth funded respiratory clinics, supported by
Country SA PHN, have been established at six sites across country SA.

The Australian Government has established GP Led Respiratory Clinics around the country to support the assessment, testing and diagnosis of community members experiencing mild to moderate respiratory symptoms. Commonwealth funded respiratory clinics, supported by CSAPHN, are being established at six sites across country SA.

  • No referral is required
  • Community members experiencing respiratory symptoms can book online or over the phone
  • GP-led clinics provide clinical assessment and diagnosis, and provide onsite COVID-19 testing (where test criteria is met)
  • All services are provided at no cost to the patient

Find out below if there is a GP respiratory clinic in your region and how to book an appointment.

COVID-19 Vaccine

COVID-19 vaccine rollout

Priority Groups

The Australian Government is expecting approval of safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines by the end of this month, with a rollout to priority groups beginning mid-February. In addition to being able to administer the vaccine when available, healthcare professionals will also be able to receive the vaccine in the following rollout phases:

Phase 1a

  • Frontline at-risk health care workers including staff in GP respiratory clinics and COVID-19testing facilities, ambulance staff, paramedics, ICU and emergency department staff andclinical and ancillary support staff
  • Residential aged care and disability care staff
  • Residential aged care and disability care residents
  • Quarantine and border workers

Phase 1b

  • Adults over 70 years
  • All other health care workers
  • Begin to vaccinate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
  • Younger adults with an underlying medical condition, including those with a disability
  • Critical and high risk workers including defence, police, fire, emergency services and meat processing.

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COVID-19 vaccine training

The Australian College of Nursing has been appointed to lead the development of the mandatory training materials for COVID-19 immunisation providers. Healthcare professionals will not be able to administer any COVID-19 vaccines without having first completed the training modules.

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More Information

More information about the approved COVID-19 vaccine approach is outlined in:

The Department of Health developed a new vaccine website this website is regularly being updated with more information as it becomes available. Information will also be available in 63 languages.

Subscribe to the COVID-19 vaccines updates to ensure you receive the latest updates available on the website.



COVID SAfe Check-In

Enhance contact tracing and keep our community COVID safe

The South Australian Government is introducing COVID SAfe Check-In, to enhance contact tracing and keep our community COVID safe. If someone in South Australia tests positive to COVID-19, the COVID SAfe Check-In enables SA Health to quickly contact others who may have been exposed to the virus and stop the spread of COVID-19.

COVID SAfe Check-In is a new feature that has been added to the free mySA GOV app. Download the app from Google Play or the App Store.

If you already have the mySA GOV app, make sure you have the latest version, which may require you to download the app update.

Businesses with a COVID Safe Plan will receive a new COVID Safe Plan via email that includes a poster with a unique QR code. This should be printed and displayed in a prominent location within the business.

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COVID SAfe Check-In

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COVIDSafe App

Improve the quality of healthcare delivered to practice patients

A model for improvement

The new COVIDSafe app is completely voluntary. Downloading the app is something you can do to protect you, your family and friends and save the lives of other Australians. The more Australians connect to the COVIDSafe app, the quicker we can find the virus. Download from Apple Store or Google Play.

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Apple Store


Telehealth

Supporting practices with the implementation of telehealth

Two platforms

CSAPHN are providing access to two telehealth platforms:

  • Health Connections Video for communication between general practice, CSAPHN and SA Health providers
  • HealthDirect Video call for provider to patient telehealth services.

CSAPHN can provide support with registration, implementation and training.

Register your practice

Register your interest by contacting Country SA PHN

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Further Resources

Need support? Contact our Support Team

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National Clinical Guidelines for COVID-19

World-first 'living guidelines' for Australian healthcare professionals caring for people with COVID-19 have been launched by the National COVID-19 Clinical Evidence Taskforce

Reporting COVID-19 Suspected Breaches of Quarantine and Isolation in SA

To report a suspected breach of quarantine or isolation orders, community are directed to contact:

  • SA Police on 131 444
  • Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or to complete an anonymous online report at crimestopperssa.com.au
South Australian COVID-19 Gateway

A COVID-19 Gateway, linking to relevant information on State and Federal government websites, has been established: https://www.sa.gov.au/covid-19

SA Pathology Priority Bulletins

COVID Support Lines

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Please see our helpful resources below. If you still have questions, feel free to reach out to covid19@countrysaphn.com.au.