The Central Adelaide Local Health Network is well advanced in its comprehensive planning to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. We are working closely with our colleagues across the state.
The network, which includes the Royal Adelaide Hospital is working to keep both our patients and staff safe and is following all the Australian guidelines, policy and directions with respect to the virus.
This includes following current guidelines on the use of personal protective equipment and limiting visitors to our sites to one per patient.
The COVID-19 situation in South Australia is evolving and our network will respond and scale accordingly in line with best practice. Our staff are working tirelessly towards this and we are doing our best to monitor their health and wellbeing.
We have a dedicated clinic at the RAH and our SA Pathology services are performing an incredible role in processing diagnostic tests from across the state.
We are communicating with our staff daily about the situation and what actions we are taking and we are taking every effort to slowing the spread including using social distancing and having a very strong emphasis on hygiene.
Good hygiene practices like washing your hands regularly and covering your coughs and sneezes with a tissue is the best way to protect yourself and others from COVID-19 and other colds and flu.
Social distancing means avoiding close contact and crowded places whenever you can and aiming to keep approximately 1.5 metres distance from those around you in the community, in the workplace and at home.