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COVID-19 Coronavirus

Information for the community, patients, and our workforce

Interstate travel


Information approved:

Updated: 30 October 2020

Any healthcare worker who have returned from any overseas travel should not undertake work and undertake COVID-19 testing in accordance with SA Health and self-isolate for 14 days from arrival in South Australia (SA). New Zealand is now exempt.

For the latest information on travel interstate, including border restrictions, entering and arriving in South Australia, compliance and quarantine requirements visit the South Australian Government COVID-19 website.

Recent travel interstate

Healthcare workers returning from Victoria (VIC) will be required to self-isolate and not attend work for 14 days after entering SA and undertake COVID-19 testing in accordance with SA health guidelines.

Healthcare workers entering directly from Australian Capital Territory (ACT), New South Wales (NSW), Northern Territory (NT), Queensland (QLD),Tasmania (TAS) and Western Australia (WA) are not required to self-isolate and can return to work if they are asymptomatic and no other self-isolate criteria applies (e.g. not a contact of a case).

For more information on travel requirements and border restrictions please visit SA Police Website.

Healthcare workers returning from New South Wales (NSW)

Healthcare workers returning from NSW who have visited any of the locations listed on NSW's latest update are to self-isolate and undertake COVID-19 swab tests on day 1 and day 12 after you were last at the location.

Please speak to your manager to advise of self-isolation and report Manager can contact CALHN Clinical Worker Health Services (CWHS) for advice.

Healthcare workers who have not visited these sites do not need to self-isolate or undertake COVID-19 testing unless they are symptomatic.

For further information and assistance health care workers can contact:

Royal Adelaide Hospital

Mon– Fri, 8am -4pm

Telephone: 0401 689 039


The Queen Elizabeth Hospital

Mon- Fri, 8am-4pm

Telephone: 0423 824 010


After hours urgent healthcare worker related queries

Phone: 0438 976 481

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