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Are they hunting down the customers who were there in that 40 minute period?
I haven't heard about that. They are asking for such people to click on a link and advise SA Health. Yeah. But not that SA Health will trace them through QR use . But you know what? I think that's a bit of a facade too. They seem, my interpretation, to only call them casual contacts so simply test but not isolate once you've received a negative result, or for others, monitor and test if symptoms, which in reality is no different to what everyone else has to do. The only ones really caught out are those on the planes. There hasn't really been much of a mention of the QR tracing, which for that bakery would have caught many out. But the business itself is the one calling the shots. It's all a bit weird tbh.
 

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I haven't heard about that. They are asking for such people to click on a link and advise SA Health. Yeah. But not that SA Health will trace them through QR use . But you know what? I think that's a bit of a facade too. They seem, my interpretation, to only call them casual contacts so simply test but not isolate once you've received a negative result, or for others, monitor and test if symptoms, which in reality is no different to what everyone else has to do. The only ones really caught out are those on the planes. There hasn't really been much of a mention of the QR tracing, which for that bakery would have caught many out. But the business itself is the one calling the shots. It's all a bit weird tbh.
Nothing required for those at the bakery. Should get a text from SA Health advising just to self monitor and any symptoms go and get tested
 

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Nothing required for those at the bakery. Should get a text from SA Health advising just to self monitor and any symptoms go and get tested
Yes and that surprised me having been in there many times. Limited space. And it takes a while to be served as the staff wrap up the goods so beautifully which takes some minutes waiting, even for just a solo baklava! I'm actually pleased that possibly a reasonable approach is being taken because previously last year having been caught up in a very large Big W pizza gate issue, they traced credit card use and it was off to the gallows for everyone there!
 

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It does sound hopeful. Makes me wonder how they're justifying the plane quarantines? We've been told many times that the HEPA filters on a plane will severely restrict virus spread and from what studies I've seen, that is indeed the case.
 

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It does sound hopeful. Makes me wonder how they're justifying the plane quarantines? We've been told many times that the HEPA filters on a plane will severely restrict virus spread and from what studies I've seen, that is indeed the case.
Gesture signalling possibly. Try stop people flying over?
 

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And in my little SA bubble, I’ve seen just over 50 outpatients +/- their carers today, so maybe 60 people. NO ONE is freaking out about Covid—i make it a point to ask. Half watch or listen to the news regularly. Hardly anyone is in social media among my patients. Everyone I’ve had close contact with today is fully vaccinated save one. Eight people were excited about getting on the plane in the next four weeks, and six are welcoming visitors from interstate before Christmas. Four had medical exemptions for wearing a mask, another two were too breathless to have one on. I’m really proud of my oldies, they’re certainly made of sterner stuff. Some of them are really frail, some are in residential care, a handful have had crippling mood disorders, but I get the sense they just want get a move on it and start living the few years (or months?!?) they’ve got left, virus be damned!
But if COVID get's a foothold in SA it will kill everybody!
 

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ABC reports that in a presser this morning Qld Health Minister Yvette D'Ath stated that if you test positive for COVID while travelling interstate, Queenslanders must follow the rules in that state and won't be allowed back into Queensland until they test negative.

Given an individual can continue to shed virus and test positive for months after they cease to be infective, surely there needs to be other avenues to return home? A medical certificate after 14 days?

More short sightedness
 

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ABC reports that in a presser this morning Qld Health Minister Yvette D'Ath stated that if you test positive for COVID while travelling interstate, Queenslanders must follow the rules in that state and won't be allowed back into Queensland until they test negative.

Given an individual can continue to shed virus and test positive for months after they cease to be infective, surely there needs to be other avenues to return home? A medical certificate after 14 days?

More short sightedness
And this is what is holding me back from booking travel ex WA (i imagine similar rules will be enforced).

I understand the goal is to stop covid positive people getting on planes - but the financial risk this poses to business travel is pretty high.
 

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The risk is less for NSW tourists to Qld after 17th Dec, you need to test negative to enter Qld, but no testing required whilst there (unless exposed i guess) and no testing needed to return to NSW.
 

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ABC reports that in a presser this morning Qld Health Minister Yvette D'Ath stated that if you test positive for COVID while travelling interstate, Queenslanders must follow the rules in that state and won't be allowed back into Queensland until they test negative.

Given an individual can continue to shed virus and test positive for months after they cease to be infective, surely there needs to be other avenues to return home? A medical certificate after 14 days?

More short sightedness

They were happy to bundle NSW residents up in their car and send them back across the border when it was the other way around. I don't recall NSW ever complaining.

Who cares if they can drive straight home.
 
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I entered SA yesterday and was issued my visa. Please don’t copy it for your own use, as you can see they are individually numbered and can be tracked back to me. 🤣 View attachment 265854
They've been using the tickets for months. I thought it was quite a good idea, you just flash it to the cops on the way out and away you go.
I used to ask them if there was a prize but I could tell by the pained smile that the joke was getting a little old.
 

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They've been using the tickets for months.

Well I'm peeved then. I didn't get one, travelling from Tas, last week. :mad: No chance to win the SA raffle for me.

I did, however, get a text from Tas Health notifying me of some new SA high risk exposure sites of 2 days ago, over a week after I returned from there. I guess they are going off my return from Queensland a few days ago when I said I'd been in SA the past 2 weeks. Nice to be shown some bureaucratic love.
 

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