Media Release
16 November 2020

Statement can be attributed to Victorian Deputy Chief Health Officer, Dr Allen Cheng

Department of Health and Human Services authorised officers are meeting every flight from Adelaide into Melbourne airport at Tullamarine.

They will be taking names and contact details of people arriving from South Australia and asking them where they have been.

Temperature and symptom checking will be undertaken with these travellers.

They will be asked to isolate and get tested if they are coming from an area of risk identified by the South Australian Government. If they refuse to get tested they will be treated as a close contact and be asked to self-isolate for 14 days.

Anyone who has been in SA in the last 14 days should check the exposure sites listed on the SA Health website and take the appropriate actions. For instance, if they were in the Lyell McEwin Hospital ED at the specified times, to self-quarantine and contact DHHS to seek advice.

And if they have any symptoms, no matter how mild, they should get tested and self-isolate until the result is available.

The Department of Health and Human Services continues to monitor the situation closely and will provide updated advice as required.

For more information, see Contract tracing on the SA Health Website.

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