South Australia’s Police Commissioner Grant Stevens has declared South Australia’s COVID roadmap will be revealed within days. At this stage there are no changes to the directions for public activities or interstate borders however a ‘covid ready plan’ is only days from being available to the public.
“From the outset there are no changes to any directions at this point in time, we are holding current arrangements for borders and we are also holding public activities directions where they are” he said.
He went on to add that he expects at this point, that it we will be the prevailing situation until the State hits the 80% vaccination target.
“The conversation today that I can not go into detail about, relate to the ‘Covid ready plan’ for South Australia, this is when we hit that 80% target, we open our borders to other states and territories in Australia and the inevitable consequence of that is that we will see covid 19 seeding into our community” he went on to add.
Grant Stevens added that more work is being undertaken going forward over the next few days and that he is hoping to be able to release the covid ready plan as soon as possible so South Aussies have a clear understanding of exactly what the future looks like.
Preliminary information that’s been put together by the controversial Doherty Institute, that is yet to be finalised. Has informed some of the discussions at the transmission committee today, although the committee will not make any final decisions until this advice is locked away and verified.
Grant Stevens confirmed there will be distinctions in terms of how people will be managed if they have been exposed to covid based on their vaccination status. People who have been fully vaccinated will probably have more latitude in terms of their quarantine requirements if they are exposed as a close contact compared to those who have not been double vaccinated.
Next on the transition committees agenda is how many people can gather at a residential premises and other public activities. There has been a drop in QR check-ins in South Australia gradually over the last few weeks.
The state government is trying to lure the vaccine hesitant with a measly sausage sizzle this weekend at more than 20 Health Clinics to encourage those who are vaccine hesitant to go and get the vaccine.