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COVID-19 Coronavirus

Information for the community, patients, and our workforce

COVID-19 Command Bulletin | 9 December 2020

 

2 pm | 7 December 2020

Hi everyone,

Currently there are no COVID-19 cases in South Australia; this is really positive news considering the position we found ourselves in a few weeks ago. This has allowed the announcement that a number of social restrictions would ease from Monday 14 December and that the recommendations for the general community to wear face masks will also be wound back except for vulnerable groups and healthcare settings. We are waiting for formal advice around what this means for us as we appreciate that many of you are finding wearing a mask all day challenging. As soon as we know what the formal direction is, we will communicate with you.

mySAGOV in use across all of CALHN

As you know we take our public health response seriously and we have been working on a public health screening and digital check in system for staff, patients and visitors since March. We commenced a trial of the Sine system in areas of the RAH in June before a site wide roll out in late November.

This roll out was fast tracked following the development Parafield Cluster with the system in place a week before the mySAGOV app was announced on 1 December 2020 and more than 41,000 check ins have been recorded on the system.

Incorporating the public health screening in this way also allowed us to reduce the number of staff that have been mobilised due to COVID-19, enabling them to return to normal duties.

Over the past week since the mySAGOV announcement, CALHN has implemented more than 213 COVID-Safe plans and QR codes across the network and has been working closely with State Command to ensure that the Sine app complies with the requirements set out in the Emergency Directive.

However, from today the Royal Adelaide Hospital will transition to using the mySAGOV app coming into line with other CALHN sites.

The Incident Management Team would like to thank everyone for their prompt adoption of the sine system and supporting our proactive efforts to streamline our public health screening and check in system.

Public health screening – can you assist?

Additional staff are required to assist with public health screening of both staff and visitors across CALHN’s primary sites. In addition to providing a friendly welcome to people coming onto our site, the screening involves asking those entering our buildings if they have any COVID-19 like symptoms or if they have been to any known hotspots.

This screening takes place from 7am to 9:30pm each day. If you are able to assist please speak with your manager and contact craig.robinson@sa.gov.au.

Kathryn Zeitz
CALHN COVID-19 Commander


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