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COVID-19 CEO Bulletin | 24 July 2021


24 July 2021

Hi everyone,

For a second day in a row, there is only one new COVID-19 case in South Australia, again linked to the Tenafeate Creek Winery.

While it is likely that we will see more positive cases in the coming days linked to the two existing hotspots, the Premier today said that we are on track to come out of lockdown on Tuesday.

Around 18,000 people have been identified as having attended an exposure site during times of concern, so please check the SA Health contact tracing website as further sites continue to be listed. The advice is that you may not always receive a call, SMS or email from SA Health, so please ensure you actively check the website and follow the relevant health advice about what to do if you have been at an exposure site - even if you have not been contacted.

Testing clinics

Yesterday, the RAH COVID-19 clinic tested 215 people with a steady flow of people presenting for tests again today. SA Pathology provided 23,410 results.

Don’t forget if you are a CALHN staff member and have symptoms or have been directed to quarantine due to an exposure site, you are able to access a priority CALHN staff testing lane at the RAH testing clinic, open from 9 – 5pm each day.

COVID-19 vaccinations

Yesterday, the Wayville Vaccination Clinic delivered 2,270 doses all whilst changing their consumer entry flow. Well done to the team for continuing to be flexible in their operations to provide the best experience possible for consumers – who when asked about their experience are consistently reporting at least a 97% satisfaction rate!

There are many places for staff to simply walk in to get their vaccine. Most are open over the weekend – so I encourage you to make use of the lockdown weekend to get vaccinated!

Our preparedness and response

The Network Incident Management Team (IMT) has continued to be active today to support the network’s preparedness and response. I can confirm we remain in CoSTAT 2 with a significant supply of PPE for staff. I will report on exact figures on Monday, but rest assured – our supply is plentiful!

As a reminder, while we are in lockdown, visitors are only allowed on site for genuine carers (1 visitor per patient per day) or compassionate reasons. I understand that this may be hard as people do like to see their loved ones. Thank you to the clinical and concierge teams for managing this process.

I will continue to keep you informed about any changes to our response and the COVID-19 situation each day.

Lesley Dwyer

Chief Executive Officer
Central Adelaide Local Health Network

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