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We are committed to ensuring the health, wellbeing and safety of our community is protected.

Our Environmental Health Officers undertake a variety of regular inspections and complaint based investigations to reduce the spread of communicable diseases and ensure a high level of public health and safety is maintained within the City.

in addition to the services below we also assist with

  • Supported Residential Facilities - Regular audits ensure that our City's most vulnerable population is protected and enjoys adequate standards of care and accommodation.
  • Hair, Beauty & Tattoo Businesses - Skin penetration business are inspected regularly to ensure proprietors and staff understand the precautions that need to be taken to minimise the likelihood of infection or spread of disease.
  • Local Nuisance - Noise, odour, smoke, dust and vibration investigations. Environmental Health Officers become involved if an issue within the community (e.g. between neighbours) cannot be resolved or if the nuisance is a broad-scale issue involving multiple parties.

Novel Coronavirus Update, 7 February 2020

from SA Health website

Fifty-one South Australians are currently awaiting test results for novel coronavirus. Two test results returned positive on Saturday 1 February.

Patients should continue to present to their GP if they are displaying any symptoms and have recently returned from mainland China, or have been in close contact with someone who is a confirmed case. However, it is important that patients contact their GP and advise of their travel prior to attending.

We are still working to determine if the two positive cases spent a prolonged period within any enclosed areas whilst potentially infectious which could require public health action.

Novel coronavirus testing is now part of routine respiratory infection testing, resulting in a more efficient and streamlined process for GPs.

Now that novel coronavirus is part of routine respiratory infection testing, we will report on the number of positive cases and cases specifically under investigation by the Communicable Disease Control Branch, rather than the total number of tests performed.

Novel coronavirus is a controlled notifiable condition under the South Australian Public Health Act 2011. Doctors and diagnostic laboratories are required to notify the Communicable Disease Control Branch of any suspected cases.

For more information, contact the Coronavirus Health Information line on 1800 020 080 or go to www.sahealth.sa.gov.au/novelcoronavirus