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21 Jul, 43 tweets, 6 min read

SA Update 2(evening) July 21


6 cases linked to cluster hours ago and now 6 new cases so 12 in cluster

5 at the Tenafeate Winery
Exposure site from 1:45-4:30 pm Sunday afternoon
1 at the Greek restaurant
Most concerning is one works at Gawler and District B-12 school and once case was at one the sites yesterday

Getting in contact with all we can at the exposure sites
This is why we needed a lock down

Would have been very difficult if 6 cases in community
This disease thrives on indecision

Had to go hard and early
Prof Spurrier
Wouldn't do 2 pressers as gets confusing but needed to let people know

Highlighted Tenafeate Winery as a high risk site and when I got back to the office saw there were cases

Time of Exposure
1:45-4:30 pm
5 new cases at the winery

Can't tell you how many tests we have done of those at the winery
Popular place:
Outdoor and indoor dining area

Getting details but don't have them all

Woman and a man in 50s
Man in his 40s
Woman in 60s
Woman in 80s
People who QR coded in at winery received SMS Monday night

Many went into Q quire early

Man in 40s related to a school, Gawler and District College, attended Monday but in Q since then

But time from exposure to infectivity may be 24-36 hrs so very concerned
Very concerned between short time between
exposure on Sunday and now positive cases

Most important will be Monday before they went into Q
Also a case from Greek on Halifax who is under 5

Can't give clinical status of any of the cases

Interviewing people and getting them into Toms Court
School has been informed

M massive undertaking to get all tested

All at school required to Q and testing priority established
Priority test location set up with SA Path -not giving out location so it is not inundated as it is for priority cases

Extended hours for testing at Port Adelaide and Mile End both open to midnight
Tunundra looking at second drive thru lane

Extra staff from hospitals going to Vic Parkand agency staff being trained in PPE etc
Water being delivered to those in cars and coffee vans will be on site soon

If using bathrooms or getting coffee-distance and mask

Council toilets will be open extended hrs and more portable toilets and cleaning
Can send specimens interstate if need to keep turnaround times under control
All same party at winery?

Have given you all the info I have got

Know how many people were at the winery?

No not yet
Winery was notified and looking at QR codes

Please use QR - manual check in -handwriting hard to read to get peoples numbers correct
Child under 5 part of private birthday?

Given you all the details I have-reason only do one press conference usually so can answer questions
What do you want people who were at school to do?

Follow the information you receive from CDCB

Info also on website
Is this a super spreader and how concerned are you?

Both Greek on Halifax and the winery are examples of super spreader events

Yes it is serious and I am concerned and all very pleased that we put lock down ion place so quickly
Time to stay home and don't leave home

Know we have reasons to leave but minimise them
How many to track down still from winery and restaurant?

Need to check details

Very busy perils on a number of floors at the dept trying to track down everyone
When we feel there is potentially a gap, know not everyone has used QR -sometimes you QR in but rest of family haven't

So info is all on website

If can get hold of every at a small site may not put it on the website
But at winery maybe not all used QR, maybe just stopped for a tasting

Another reason having press conference to really let people know in SA that a if you were there and have had no SMS or contact-test and put yourself in Q

So very important
Expect more exposure sites and when will they go up?

Communicable disease doctors make the notification to patient to notify them of their results and check on them in terms of symptoms and organise required medical care
Then that is passed to contact tracers

Can take 2-3 hours to do contact tracing interview

Given only got results earlier today all is in train but sites will go up on website so expect it expand
Winery was busy and so was restaurant on Saturday

All need to prepare for more cases as I am
How is capacity at Tom's Court looking -looking to use extra 2 floors at the Pullman ?

Have team that runs the quarantine system and they will make sure all is prepared for increasing number of cases
Significant jump in cases today-expect dame tomorrow and in coming days?
Lockdown extended?

Very difficult to say
Did lock down early if there are more cases won't have been opportunity for exposure

If go out -masks and distance

If can preorder groceries do that
New test clinic at lot 14-daily capacity of that site?

(Oh good job saying what she was keeping on the low down)
Don't have details
Just being planned and for the priority risk cases

Need them to test promptly to get ahead of the curve

(Do not overwhelm them people, it is )
True can only do 40 people a day?

Seems low but haven't been given details
Any need hospital?

Don't have clinical status

Will have details tomorrow
Exposure site announced earlier today -current cases were already in Q and caught up in testing requirement or?

Can tell you SMS sent Monday night when recognised as potential exposure site to those who QRed in
QR on public transport but what if don't have mobile phone?

Will need to be a manual check in
All transferred to Toms Court?

What we normally do as safer and can provide medical care
How is capacity going there?

Not too bad because had reduction in flights but will keep monitoring
Huge demand in testing and people being turned away including those who have been to exposure site-advice to them?

Please go back

Look at website

Opened lot more testing between SA Health and private providers

look at extended times and please come back
Any exposure sites also super spreader events?

Not that I have been informed

Inlace down don't give the opportunity for super spreader events
What is over riding message to public tonight?

This virus can only move as we move as people

If we stop the virus will stop and this outbreak will stop

Stay put

Stay away from anyone else

Particularly those you do not know but even in own family group
I have older mother need ing care-made decision only one person will provide that care to minimise coming and going

Stay home as much was possible

if have plenty of food at home use that food

Try and relax
Think of some hobbies to do
As I said to my husband this morning this is the day you can tidy up your sock drawer
Do some things to take your mind of being in lock down
Concerned about how widespread the exposure sites are -dotted in so many parts of Adelaide?

Reflection of fact we have been so lucky and enjoyed wonderful lifestyle in SA and people Gert out and travel around and attend these sorts of venues

Now stay home and relax
Hoping for 7 days lock downs and prepare for longer?

Think about PH as proportionate but precautionary

Have to do something quite significant like a lock down before something happens

In hindsight might be easy to say overreaction or should have gone harder
Difficult decision to make

Don't want to predict what the future holds but wish everyone a safe Wednesday evening

Phone up people

Keep in touch by social media but just stay away from everybody
New test facility in north -Ridgehaven -any reason not 24 hour facility given number of exposure sites in the area?

Think hours will be extended but need enough staff to do that

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