A South Australian diet worker went in alone after experiencing the positive effects of COVID-19. Work worked on the Hindmarsh branch kitchen, on the outskirts of Adelaide.
Wheels South Australian diner Sharyn Broer said the organization was “working closely with SA Health to assist contact and caregivers in connection with a man who went to an exposure site on Saturday night”.
“Working in our Hindmarsh kitchen on Monday morning, our work did not have direct contact with customers,” said Mrs. Broer.
“He informed us immediately after being informed that afternoon, after his transfer, that he had to be examined.
“All volunteers and kitchen staff on Monday were notified and instructed to undergo immediate medical examination and isolation in accordance with SA Health guidelines.”
As a warning, customers receiving food at the Hindmarsh branch on Monday are also notified and asked to monitor the symptoms and get tested as soon as they are older.
The Hindmarsh kitchen is now closed and will be fully operational before reopening.
“In the meantime, other arrangements are being made to ensure that customers of the Meals on Wheels Hindmarsh branch will continue to receive their food in accordance with strict food and safety guidelines,” said Ms. Broer.
“During the seven-day closure, Meyers on Wheels SA will continue to deliver hot and cold food to those in need across the community.
“We want to reassure the public that no one will go hungry at this time.”
The case comes after South Australian Prime Minister Steven Marshall announced that the state would be shut down from 6 pm after cluster clashes.
Mr. Marshall said the closure would last at least seven days and confirmed that an outbreak of this nature was a major transfer to Delta.
From 6 pm, there are just five reasons South Africans can leave their home:
- Reasons for care and compassion
- Important work
- Medical reasons include vaccination and testing
- Purchase of essential items, such as food
- Exercise is limited to those from the same house