Great news as Barossa parks, playgrounds and open spaces reopen!Great news - our parks, playgrounds and open spaces are reopening! Please respect social distancing (1.5m from each other), size of gatherings (10 or less at any one time) and good personal hygiene practices. Please note Council is not undertaking sanitisation of play equipment, so we ask users to wipe down equipment before and after use. ... See MoreSee Less
The news we've all been waiting for 🙌📣📣📣 𝗚𝗿𝗲𝗮𝘁 𝗻𝗲𝘄𝘀!! 𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗕𝗮𝗿𝗼𝘀𝘀𝗮 𝗶𝘀 𝗻𝗼 𝗹𝗼𝗻𝗴𝗲𝗿 𝗰𝗹𝗮𝘀𝘀𝗶𝗳𝗶𝗲𝗱 𝗮𝘀 𝗮 𝗖𝗢𝗩𝗜𝗗-𝟭𝟵 𝗵𝗶𝗴𝗵 𝗿𝗶𝘀𝗸 𝗮𝗿𝗲𝗮!
Getting to this point was absolutely a team effort!
Thank you to everyone in the Barossa who has done the right thing. Together we stayed home, stopped the spread and knocked this cluster on the head!
SA Health has undertaken a risk assessment to determine the Barossa is no longer a region of high COVID-19 risk and consequently, has recommended that restrictions should be the same as are currently in place across the rest of South Australia.
SA's Chief Public Health Officer Professor Nicola Spurrier today wrote to The Barossa Council Mayor Bim Lange advising him of this exciting development.
As of April 26, a total of 42 cases from the area had been notified to SA Health's Communicable Disease Control Branch.
The majority (39 cases) were associated with two tour group clusters from the USA and Switzerland - these clusters were not linked and represented two separate introductions of COVID-19 from international tourists to the Barossa Valley.
Two cases were close contacts of a known case, and one case was a local transmission with no identified close contact. The most recent date of symptom onset amongst all 42 cases was March 31.
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An important update regarding Barossa schools reopening in Term 2‼️𝗜𝗠𝗣𝗢𝗥𝗧𝗔𝗡𝗧 𝗜𝗡𝗙𝗢𝗥𝗠𝗔𝗧𝗜𝗢𝗡 𝗥𝗘𝗚𝗔𝗥𝗗𝗜𝗡𝗚 𝗕𝗔𝗥𝗢𝗦𝗦𝗔 𝗦𝗖𝗛𝗢𝗢𝗟𝗦‼️
The state’s Chief Public Health Officer Professor Nicola Spurrier has indicated that if there are no new cases of COVID-19 in the Barossa region between now and next Wednesday, Barossa schools, preschools and early childhood facilities can open a full service from Wednesday, April 29, 2020.
Advice from SA Health and Australia’s expert health body, AHPPC, is that schools, preschools and early childhood facilities are low risk environments for COVID-19.
In light of that and the current low rates of infection in South Australia, students are encouraged to return to their classroom for term 2.
We respect the preference of parents and if you choose for your child to learn from home, remote learning options are in place.
Schools and preschools will be directly contacting the parents of enrolled children with this information.
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