South Australia COVID-19 updates

This page will be updated with the latest information as it becomes available for GPs in South Australia.

The information on this page was last updated: Friday 3 April 2020, 4.30 pm ACDT.

You can also find nationally relevant information via the RACGP Coronavirus (COVID19) information for GPs webpage.

For up-to-the-minute information, visit the Australian Federal Government Department of Health website and subscribe to receive the bi-weekly COVID-19 newsletter for GPs from the Chief Medical Officer.

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19): information for health professionals is available via the SA Health website.

Collect a combined throat and deep nasal swab, preferably in viral transport medium, or sputum or tracheal aspirate in sterile container. See SA Pathology specimen collection guide.

Access the latest updates from SA Health.

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Upcoming webinars

Wednesday 8 April, 6.00 pm ACDT

Adelaide PHN, in conjunction with SA Health, RACGP SA&NT and AMA(SA), will be hosting a live webinar at 6.00 pm ACDT on Wednesday 8 April to update all GPs in South Australia on the state’s response to COVID-19.

The session will be facilitated by Dr Emily Kirkpatrick and will include a 1/2 hour presentation followed by 1/2 hour Q&A from participants. Participants are encouraged to submit their questions before the day of the webinar. All practice staff are welcome to attend, including practice nurses and practice managers.

* The last webinar had over 300 attendees - please note there is a finite number of users for the webinar software beyond which effectiveness may be compromised - in future, we ask you nominate one participant from your practice where practicable.

Register now

Previous webinars

View update webinars hosted by Adelaide PHN, together with the RACGP SA&NT and AMA(SA):

Doctors and diagnostic laboratories are required to notify the Communicable Disease Control Branch Medical Officer on call of any suspected cases on 1300 232 272 (24 hours 7 days per week).

The location of COVID-19 clinics and testing centres are available via the SA Health website.


Phone: (08) 8267 8310


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