How SA is leading the way out of COVID-19

Thank you for your part in achieving our state’s thirteenth day straight without a single new case of COVID-19. View the local statistics here.

This week saw the reopening of our local playgrounds, reserves and skate parks, at the recommendation of Chief Medical Officer, Prof Nicola Spurrier.

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Flinders Link project is underway

It'll be easier, more than ever, to commute to our local Flinders Medical Centre, Hospital and University, with the highly-anticpated completion of Flinders Link later this year.

Infrastructure projects are forging ahead, ensuring thousands of people can keep working.

Once complete, Flinders Link will provide a long overdue rail connection between the Flinders health and education precinct and the city.

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First major tranche of $10k emergency cash grants flow to small businesses

We are doing everything in our power to help our local businesses get through the greatest economic challenge of our time.

The first major tranche of $10,000 emergency cash grants are being deposited into the bank accouts of more than 1,000 small businesses and not-for-profits.

Local restaurants, cafes, gyms and fitness studios, beauty salons, homewares stores, hairdressers and dentists across our community are among those to benefit from the financial relief, having either suffered a significant loss of income or been forced to close as a result of COVID-19 and the necessary restrictions to help limit its spread.

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Speech: Chief Superintendent Joanne Shanahan and Tania McNeill

The Hon. C.L. WINGARD (Gibson—Minister for Police, Emergency Services and Correctional Services, Minister for Recreation, Sport and Racing) (14:07): I rise to join the statement of condolence at the passing of Detective Chief Superintendent Jo Shanahan and Tania McNeill.

Tragically, this ANZAC Day just past, Joanne's life was suddenly taken in a horrific crash at the intersection of Cross and Fullarton roads. Another woman, Tania McNeill, a mother aged 53, was also a victim of this accident and leaves behind grieving loved ones, including her husband, Cary, son, Bailey, parents and a sister. Detective Chief Superintendent Jo Shanahan leaves behind her husband, Peter, a former detective and now SA Police General Counsel, and two children, Nicholas and Eleni.

The shock felt by all is immense. For those members of her family, her husband and children, her friends and many colleagues at SAPOL, the pain must be overwhelming. The life of a woman who served her community with distinction as a proud member of the South Australian police was taken all too soon. A wonderful woman, wife, mother, friend and colleague, tributes have been flowing and flowers now lie at the site of the awful accident.

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One whole week of zero new COVID-19 cases

I'm so pleased to share with you that today is the seventh day of zero new COVID-19 cases in South Australia.

Thank you to everyone who has helped us get this far by putting the health and wellbeing of our community first by staying home.

While it certainly hasn't been easy, it is clear that by staying apart, we're stopping the spread of COVID-19 and saving the lives of our loved ones who are in the at-risk category.

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ANZAC Day: Lest We Forget

ANZAC Day takes place under very different circumstances this year, but it is as important as ever for us to focus on the meaning of the day and to honour those who have served.

Although we cannot physically stand side by side and commemorate together, it is important that we still pay our respects and give thanks to our past and present servicemen and women.

To keep the ANZAC spirit alive, ways you can commemorate #Anzacathome this year include:

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COVID-19: two-week testing blitz

Over the past week we had three days where there were zero new cases and the other days we recorded two or less. 

But we need to stay the course. Now is not the time to undo all the good work we’ve done.

Testing has always been the cornerstone of our strong plan to protect our community during the coronavirus pandemic and last week we commenced a two-week testing blitz

To find out more about symptoms, who should go for testing and the locations of dedicated COVID-19 clinics, click here.

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Quintus Tce site to be demolished

Many of you have been following this closely since our first community forum in mid-December 2019, and I'm very pleased to provide you with the latest update.

I recently met with the Minister for Human Services, Hon Michelle Lensink MLC who advised the tender process is still underway with a number of shortlisted proponents having received an invitation to supply.

You'll be pleased to know that all proponents have proposed demolition of the Quintus Tce site, with construction expected to begin later in the year.

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Important COVID-19 update: Stay home this Easter

By staying apart, we're working together to stop the spread of COVID-19.

Thank you for adapting. Thank you for being patient and thank you for staying home.

Sadly, this week South Australia has recorded three deaths from coronavirus. This is a timely reminder that, although we are flattening the curve, we cannot afford to be complacent.

This means that, while we all like to get away over Easter and the school holidays, now is not the time to be travelling - especially to our regions. Stay home and stop the spread. We could not be clearer about this. Do it for your family, friends and for our community.

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COVID-19: $1 billion stimulus package to save SA jobs, businesses

The State Government's $1 billion economic stimulus package will support South Australian households and businesses.

Last week, the Premier announced we are adding $650 million to the first support package of $350 million. Read more

We want as many businesses as possible to be able to continue operating during these unprecedented times so that people can keep their jobs. We want to relieve as much stress as possible for individuals and families.

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