This SA Health public health information from Aboriginal Affairs and Reconciliation Department of the Premier and Cabinet is a reminder to us all to continue to the work needed to keep our mob safe. Share the word that the threat is real, it is here, and we can all come out the other end if we follow the experts guidance and look after one another.
Our vaccination rates around SA remain too low leaving us more exposed and vulnerable to serious illness, hospitalisation or even death.
Now its not too late to get vaccinated so go along to one of the many vaccine hubs and start the journey towards protecting yourself.
The number of Aboriginal people who have COVID-19 continues to increase
There have been multiple outbreaks of COVID-19 this week in metro, regional and remote South Australia with many Aboriginal people diagnosed with COVID-19.
There is no shame in having COVID-19. It’s a pandemic and hundreds of millions of people are affected around the world.
Getting tested is the best thing you can do to stop the spread. Do not feel embarrassed or scared if you start to feel unwell, or if someone you know starts to get sick. You must get tested if you:
- have COVID-19 symptoms, even if they are mild
- are a close contact of someone who has COVID-19
- have been directed by SA Health or SAPOL
If you have any of the COVID-19 symptoms listed below, learn more about getting tested here: www.sahealth.sa.gov.au/covidtesting
If you are a close contact of a person with COVID-19:
- in Adelaide, you can access free rapid antigen tests (RAT) from a dedicated collection site. More sites to come soon. For more information visitwww.sahealth.sa.gov.au/COVIDRapidAntigenTesting
- in regional and remote areas, you must get a COVID test through your local health clinic or testing location. For locations, visit www.sahealth.sa.gov.au/covidtesting