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: Tuesday 2 March 2021, 12.30 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.

A new SA Health website has been launched. The SA Health website is already a highly visited and trusted source of health information for South Australians – and this has only become more so over the last few months as SA Health has been a leading source of valuable health information for staff and the community about COVID-19 and SA Health’s response.

The site structure has changed, so please remember to update your bookmarks and documentation. In most cases, links to downloadable files have not changed.

Inevitably with such a big change, there may be a few glitches along the way, if you have any feedback or discover things that require fixing, please email

Doctors and diagnostic laboratories are required to notify suspected and confirmed cases online (preferred method of notification) or call Communicable Disease Control Branch 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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