The 34-year-old returned home from Melbourne on Sunday November 28, and tested negative in his first PCR test at Adelaide Airport.Paywalled for me. Can you post a few snippets, please?
The second test was his biggest mistake. If he had just stayed at home for a couple of days he wouldn't have been subjected to Covid-prison.Upon developing further symptoms, he went to Victoria Park Testing Station on Wednesday, and received a call from SA Health on Thursday afternoon confirming his positive case.
The second test was his biggest mistake. If he had just stayed at home for a couple of days he wouldn't have been subjected to Covid-prison.
According to the website can only get a test on weekends, public holidays or after hours if you are symptomatic and only by appointment. I dont plan on being symptomatic, and I cant make day 5 a non public holiday.
Their website clearly states it is a "COVID 19 clinic - only for people who have symptoms including fever and acute respiratory illness (e.g. sore throat, cough, shortness of breath or loss of smell or loss of taste)"
What a joke not to have testing locations in tourist areas, restrict clinics to only symptomatic people and not to have any open on public holidays if you introduce a mandatory test rule. Lunacy.
And the number of people needing tests in the tourist areas is going to completely overwhelm the local infrastructure. This is a state that is barely doing 10K tests a day.
Could be; I think something to do with start of school term was mentioned in a presser a while ago. The testing requirements may relax a bit by then, one of the final mover benefits will be observing what works and hopefully avoiding frustrating last-minute policy changes.Middle to end of Feb, PCR test 72 hrs before before, 1 Rapid on arrival, PCR on days 3 + 7 my guess.
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Paywalled for me. Can you post a few snippets, please?
No one is yet being allowed at home if positive.Why couldn't he quarantine at home like other local cases?
My concern is that Tasmania is looking at this circus and re-thinking their 15th December promise.
The silly thing is that it's only a circus because SA are dithering. They are trying to maintain the pretence of open borders whilst clinging vainly to Covid Zero. In the attempt to achieve two incompatible outcomes, they are twisting and turning, all the while digging themselves in deeper.
Someone really needs to explain the law of holes to them!
Exactly and the website you are directed to book via for Mossman doesn't enable you select Mossman as a location, defaults to Brisbane Showground and says other sites don't need a booking, a contradiction.
I tried to call the clinic to see if they were going to extend hours or take bookings over the phone, goes straight to message bank but its full so cant leave a message. Delightful.
Qld health need to open and staff pop-up clinics if they are going to have these silly rules.
Noting the official website doesn't actually mention the day 5 test at all, so seems to be a last minute add on at the presser.
Past form suggests the new rules will go out the night before..