South Australia to lockdown for six days as coronavirus cluster in Adelaide grows

South Australia will be in hard lockdown for six days as the state desperately tries to control a coronavirus outbreak in Adelaide’s northern suburbs. 

Premier Steven Marshall announced on Wednesday his state would enter lockdown at midnight.  

All schools will shut, while restaurants, cafes and pubs will be required to close to customers. They will not be allowed to serve takeaway food. 

Elective surgery except for urgent operations and cancer treatment will be halted and aged care and disability residential care will be in lockdown. 

Regional travel is not allowed and all outdoor sport and physical activity is banned.  

‘If you are in a location at the commencement of these restrictions you will be required to stay there,’ Police Commissioner Grant Stevens said.

Premier Marshall said the restrictions will be ‘challenging’ for South Australians but are necessary.

‘We are at a critical point but we will get through this,’ he said. 

‘We may be physically distanced but South Australians have never been more united. Together, we will get through this because South Australians are strong, resilient and united.’ 

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There were five new infections reported on Tuesday, with four linked to an extended family in the city’s north and one under investigation. 

The Parafield cluster has officially climbed to 20 cases but SA Health officials have also identified 14 other people who are considered at high risk of having the virus.

They have been tested and are all in quarantine as a precaution. They are all considered close contacts of existing cases.

Residents are seen waiting for a coronavirus test in Adelaide on Tuesday, following an outbreak in the northern suburbs

Residents are seen waiting for a coronavirus test in Adelaide on Tuesday, following an outbreak in the northern suburbs

SA Health issued an urgent health alert for diners at Woodville Pizza Bar (pictured) overnight

SA Health issued an urgent health alert for diners at Woodville Pizza Bar (pictured) overnight

SA Health issued an urgent health alert for diners at Woodville Pizza Bar (pictured) overnight 

‘This is a very, very worrying situation. I’m not going to underestimate the concern I have about this,’ Chief Public Health Officer Nicola Spurrier said.

‘If we all work together, we will get on top of it, but it is certainly early days.’

SA Health issued an urgent health alert for diners at Woodville Pizza Bar overnight.  

‘Anyone who visited or got takeaway (including delivery) from the Woodville Pizza Bar, 58 Woodville Road, Woodville on 6 – 16 November must immediately self-quarantine,’ health officials said.

‘People who visited across this period should seek testing as soon as possible. 

‘They must go directly to the testing location, wear a mask and alert the staff that they have visited the pizza bar.’

A returned traveller who arrived from overseas on November 2 has been confirmed as the source of a coronavirus cluster that is growing in Adelaide. 

Professor Spurrier said testing of genetic material from the Parafield cluster had officially been linked to the traveller in hotel quarantine.

URGENT HEALTH ALERT FOR SOUTH AUSTRALIANS WHO MUST QUARANTINE 

QUARANTINE (INCLUDING PEOPLE WHO LIVE WITH YOU) AND SEEK TESTING

  • Woodville Pizza Bar, 58 Woodville Road, Woodville on 6 – 16 November
  • Thomas More College, Salisbury Downs – 12 or 13 November
  •  Roma Mitchell Secondary College, Gepps Cross – 12 or 13 November

QUARANTINE AND SEEK TESTING 

  • Mawson Lakes School and Preschool – 11, 12 or 13 November
  • Lyell McEwin Hospital Emergency Department – 5.30 pm 13 November to 8.00 am 14 November
  • The Aquadome, Elizabeth – 11.00 am – 1.30 pm, 14 November

QUARANTINE  

  • Holy Family Catholic School, Parafield Gardens – 13 November 
  • Goodstart Early Learning Child Care Centre, Parafield Gardens – 13 November 
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Health officials announced another five new coronavirus cases in South Australia on Tuesday. Pictured: people queuing to get tested at Parafield Airport on Tuesday

Health officials announced another five new coronavirus cases in South Australia on Tuesday. Pictured: people queuing to get tested at Parafield Airport on Tuesday

Health officials announced another five new coronavirus cases in South Australia on Tuesday. Pictured: people queuing to get tested at Parafield Airport on Tuesday 

Pictured: A customer takes toilet paper from Drakes Supermarket in Torrensville, Adelaide, on Tuesday amid fears panic buying could return

Pictured: A customer takes toilet paper from Drakes Supermarket in Torrensville, Adelaide, on Tuesday amid fears panic buying could return

Pictured: A customer takes toilet paper from Drakes Supermarket in Torrensville, Adelaide, on Tuesday amid fears panic buying could return 

It’s also been confirmed that it spread into the community after a cleaner at the Peppers Hotel came in contact with the virus, most likely on a surface, and then infected members of her family.

As a result, all those in quarantine at the hotel have been told they will be moved and are required to start their 14-day isolation period again.

‘We understand the frustration of the guests and we thank them for their assistance as we take every required step to prioritise the health and safety of all South Australians,’ SA Health said in a statement.

A student at Roma Mitchell Secondary College in Gepps Cross is among the fresh cases.    

Roma Mitchell Secondary College announced on Tuesday the school would shut after a student contracted the virus. 

‘The Department for Education has enacted its COVID-19 protocol and will shut the site for a minimum of 24 hours,’ a statement read.  

Pictured: A health worker conducts a coronavirus test in Adelaide, South Australia

Pictured: A health worker conducts a coronavirus test in Adelaide, South Australia

Pictured: A health worker conducts a coronavirus test in Adelaide, South Australia

The emerging cluster - linked to a family in Adelaide's north - has prompted the state government to reimpose a range of coronavirus restrictions. Pictured: Residents queue at the Parafield Gardens testing centre on Tuesday

The emerging cluster - linked to a family in Adelaide's north - has prompted the state government to reimpose a range of coronavirus restrictions. Pictured: Residents queue at the Parafield Gardens testing centre on Tuesday

The emerging cluster – linked to a family in Adelaide’s north – has prompted the state government to reimpose a range of coronavirus restrictions. Pictured: Residents queue at the Parafield Gardens testing centre on Tuesday

‘Students have been instructed to go home and stay there until further instructions.

‘Public health officials are carrying out contact tracing and the Department for Education and SA Health will inform anyone who needs to self-isolate.’  

SA Health has ordered all swimmers who attended The Aquadome in Elizabeth, north of Adelaide, between 11.00am and 1.30pm on Saturday to self-quarantine for 14 days.

Patients who visited the emergency department of Lyell McEwin Hospital in Elizabeth Vale between 5.30pm on Friday and 8am on Saturday are also required to isolate for two weeks.  

SA Health is contacting everyone who was at the hospital and the pool during the listed times. 

They have also identified more than dozens of venues where visitors should ‘monitor for symptoms and get tested immediately if symptoms appear’. 

They include supermarkets, shopping centres, restaurants and bus routes. 

Health authorities are seen testing people in cars at Victoria Park COVID testing centre on November 17

Health authorities are seen testing people in cars at Victoria Park COVID testing centre on November 17

Health authorities are seen testing people in cars at Victoria Park COVID testing centre on November 17

Earlier, SA Health announced Mawson Lakes School and Preschool site closed all its services. 

‘On the advice of SA Health, a large number of people who attended the Mawson Lakes School or co-located community early learning centre between 11 and 13 November are required to self-isolate for the 14 days up to and including 27 November,’ a statement read.

The site will be closed until November 30.  

The fresh cluster has prompted the government to reimpose a range of coronavirus restrictions. 

Pubs, clubs and restaurants are limited to 100 people per venue from Tuesday, with one person per four square metres and no stand-up drinking. 

Pictured: Anna Nguyen, Nail technician and Owner of Hyde Park Nail Lounge, and customer Lauren Veronese wear masks in Adelaide on Tuesday after the South Australian government released new instructions for beauty salons

Pictured: Anna Nguyen, Nail technician and Owner of Hyde Park Nail Lounge, and customer Lauren Veronese wear masks in Adelaide on Tuesday after the South Australian government released new instructions for beauty salons

Pictured: Anna Nguyen, Nail technician and Owner of Hyde Park Nail Lounge, and customer Lauren Veronese wear masks in Adelaide on Tuesday after the South Australian government released new instructions for beauty salons

New Covid rules for SA 

Pubs and clubs: Capped at 100

Weddings: Capped at 150

Funerals: Capped at 50

Gyms: Closed for two weeks

Community sport: Cancelled

Masks: Compulsory for salon and tattoo workers, encouraged for general use

Schools: Remain open

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Table bookings and home gatherings will be capped at 10 people, with funerals limited to 50 and weddings to 150. 

Gyms and recreation centres will be closed for two weeks and community sport fixtures will be cancelled – but schools will stay open.

Hair and nail salon workers and tattooists must wear masks, and general mask wearing is strongly advised where social distancing is not possible.

Adelaide residents said they had witnessed panic buying as people rushed to the shops to stock up in anticipation of restrictions. International flights to the city have been suspended. 

The cluster could derail national plans to open state borders before Christmas.

All states except Western Australia have committed to easing restrictions by December 25.

But Queensland, the Northern Territory, Tasmania and WA have now slammed the gates shut on South Australia.

NSW and Victoria have increased screening for Adelaide arrivals. 

State health officials have embarked on a testing blitz since the cluster emerged, with hundreds lining up at pop-up clinics (pictured)

State health officials have embarked on a testing blitz since the cluster emerged, with hundreds lining up at pop-up clinics (pictured)

State health officials have embarked on a testing blitz since the cluster emerged, with hundreds lining up at pop-up clinics (pictured)

Federal authorities are keeping a close eye on Adelaide’s coronavirus cluster, with more troops preparing to travel to South Australia. 

Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt has praised South Australians for getting tested, encouraging people without symptoms to also be checked for coronavirus.

‘We are looking for each and every person who might have in any way, shape or form been exposed to come forward,’ he told reporters in Canberra on Tuesday.

Mr Hunt said there were 100 Australian Defence Force troops on the ground in South Australia, with authorities meeting to map out how much extra support was needed.

They will be deployed immediately after decisions are made.

MONITOR YOUR SYMPTOMS 

If you visited any of the below locations during the listed times, you do not need to self-quarantine but you should monitor for symptoms and get tested immediately if symptoms appear.

ADELAIDE

BENSONS RADIOLOGY, 3/18 NORTH TERRACE

Friday 13 November 8.30 am – 8.45am

BUS 502 FROM INTERNODE ADELAIDE BUS STOP ON GRENFELL STREET

Friday 13 November 4.01 pm – 5.30 pm

Friday 13 November 9.00 am – 9.30 am

Thursday 12 November 4.19 pm – 5.30 pm

Monday 9 November 10.14 am – 11.05 am

BUS (GA1/GA2/GA3) FROM BUS STOP NEAR TRAIN STATION

Wednesday 11 November 3.40 pm – 4.38 pm

Tuesday 10 November 5.20 pm – 6.30 pm

Saturday 7 November 4.15 pm – 6.30 pm

MANTRA ON FROME

Friday 13 November 7.40 am – 3.45pm

Thursday 12 November 7.30 am – 4.00 pm

IT’S CONVENIENT, 63 WAYMOUTH STREET

Saturday 14 November 6.00 pm – 6.15 pm

EASTWOOD

ADELAIDE EYE AND LASER CENTRE, 215 GREENHILL ROAD

Friday 13 November 10.00 am – 12.00 pm

EDINBURGH

SA STRUCTURAL, 54 KAURNA AVENUE

Thursday 12 November 7.00am – 3.30 pm

ELIZABETH

BIG W, ELIZABETH SHOPPING CENTRE

Saturday 14 November 10.00 am – 11.00 am

ELIZABETH SHOPPING CENTRE

Wednesday 11 November 10.00 am — 10.45 am

Sunday 8 November 11.00 am – 12.30 pm

HARRIS SCARFE, ELIZABETH SHOPPING CENTRE

Sunday 8 November 11.00 am – 12.30 pm

ENFIELD

EKAM INDIAN GROCERIES, ENFIELD PLAZA

Friday 13 November 1.30 pm – 4.30 pm

FINDON

WOOLWORTHS, FINDON ROAD

Saturday 14 November 8.30 pm – 8.35 pm

FULHAM GARDENS

FULHAM GARDENS COMMUNITY CENTRE – FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS FUNCTION

Sunday 8 November

GEPPS CROSS

SPOTLIGHT, 750 MAIN NORTH ROAD

Thursday 12 November 6.30 pm – 7.00 pm

STRATCO, 59 PORT WAKEFIELD ROAD

Saturday 14 November 12.45 pm – 1.25 pm

GLENGOWIE

MORPHETT ARMS HOTEL , 138 MORPHETT ROAD

Friday 13 November 5.00 pm – 10.00 pm

HENDON

PRIME LIQUIDATORS, 6 PHILIP CRESCENT

Saturday 14 November 12.00 pm – 12.30 pm

INGLE FARM

COLES SOUTH, INGLE FARM SHOPPING CENTRE

Thursday 12 November 11.00 am – 11.30 am

KURRALTA PARK

COLES, 153-164 ANZAC HIGHWAY

Friday 13 November 8.30 pm – 8.50 pm

MAWSON LAKES

FOODLAND, 6/12 CAPITAL STREET

Saturday 14 November 1.30 pm – 2.00 pm

MINT LEAF LOUNGE, 6/121-131 MAWSON LAKES BOULEVARD

Thursday 12 November 5.30 pm – 6.30 pm

PARA HILLS

502X BUS – STOP 39 ON BRIDGE ROAD TO STOP S1 ON GRENFELL STREET

Friday 13 November 7.45am – 8.15am

PARAFIELD GARDENS

MARTINS ROAD FAMILY MEDICAL PRACTICE (PODIATRIST)

Monday 9 November 2.00 pm – 3.00 pm

PARAFIELD PLAZA SUPERMARKET

Thursday 12 November 10.30 am – 11.30 am

POORAKA

ON THE RUN POORAKA, OTR 126 BRIDGE ROAD

Thursday 12 November 11.35 am – 11.40 am

PORT ADELAIDE

FUNK COFFEE, T15/200-220 COMMERCIAL RD

Saturday 14 November 5.00 pm – 5.15 pm

HUNGRY JACKS, 321 COMMERCIAL ROAD

Friday 13 November 7.30 pm to Saturday 14 2.30 am

ROSEWATER

UNITED PETROL STATION , 128 GRAND JUNCTION ROAD

Friday 13 November approximately 3pm

FOODLAND, 144 GRAND JUNCTION ROAD

Thursday 12 November 7.45 pm (approximately 5 minutes)

SALISBURY

BUS 405 FROM SALISBURY BUS INTERCHANGE

Monday 9 November 11.06 am – 12.00 pm

BUS 411 FROM SALISBURY BUS INTERCHANGE

Wednesday 11 November 4.30 pm – 5.30 pm

BUS 500 FROM SALISBURY BUS INTERCHANGE

Friday 13 November 6.40 am – 7.40 am

Thursday 12 November 6.38 am – 7.40 am

Wednesday 11 November 6.38 am – 7.30 am

Tuesday 10 November 6.30 am – 7.40 am

Monday 9 November 6.39 am – 7.40 am

NAMASTE SUPERMARKET, PARABANKS SHOPPING CENTRE

Saturday 14 November 1.30 pm – 2.00 pm

SALISBURY BUS INTERCHANGE

Monday 9 November 11.30 am – 12.00 pm

Saturday 7 November 6.30 pm

SALISBURY CITY FRUIT BOWL

Friday 13 November 10.00 am – 10.15am

SALISBURY DOWNS

HOLLYWOOD PLAZA SURGERY

Saturday 14 November 10.00 am – 11.00 am

Friday 13 November 7.15am – 7.20 am

HOLLYWOOD FRESH FRUIT SHOP, HOLLYWOOD PLAZA

Saturday 14 November 10.00 am – 11.00 am

MCDONALD’S HOLLYWOOD PLAZA

Friday 13 November 10.00 am – 11.00 am

STAR DISCOUNT CHEMIST, HOLLYWOOD PLAZA SURGERY

Saturday 14 November 10.00 am – 11.00 am

Tuesday 10 November 7.30 pm – 7.45 pm

TARGET HOLLYWOOD PLAZA

Thursday 12 November 12.00 pm – 1.30 pm

WOOLWORTHS, HOLLYWOOD PLAZA

Saturday 14 November 10.00 am – 11.00 am

Friday 13 November 10.00 am – 12.00 pm

Thursday 12 November 12.00 pm – 1.30 pm

SOUTH PLYMPTON

JAI SHIV FRUIT & VEG SHOP, 3/489 MARION ROAD

Saturday 14 November 8.00 pm – 8.05 pm

SOMERTON

EBLEN COLLISION REPAIR, 240 BRIGHTON ROAD

Thursday 12 November 8.00 am – 4.30 pm

Friday 13 November 8.00 am – 4.30 pm

ST CLAIR

COLES , CHELTENHAM PARADE

Friday 13 November 4.00 pm – 4.20 pm

WESTLAKES

WESTLAKES SHOPPING CENTRE (K-MART, SAN CHURRIS , NK FASHION, COLES)

Sunday 15 November 1.45 pm – 3.45 pm

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