Our staff and volunteers are exceptional and we thank them for their work so far in managing this pandemic.
At SA Ambulance we are doing whatever it takes to support South Australians live with COVID-19 in the community.
We ask that you help us to help you by monitoring your symptoms and seeking appropriate care when needed.
COVID health alerts and current restrictions:
COVID-19 vaccine information
South Australians have all played their part to manage the COVID-19 pandemic in our state. Getting vaccinated against COVID-19 is something we all need to do to protect ourselves and the South Australian community. All South Australians aged 12 and over can now book a COVID-19 vaccination.
For information about the vaccine or to find your nearest vaccine clinic, visit SA Health’s website.
We’re at work for you, stay Safe
During the pandemic, when we visit you things may look a little different.
Getting help when you need it
If you develop any severe symptoms, such as:
- Severe shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Your breathing gets worse suddenly
- Coughing up blood
- Lips or face turning blue
- Skin cold and clammy, or pale and mottled
- Pain or pressure in your chest
- Fainting or often feeling like you will faint
- Become agitated, confused, or very drowsy
- A rash that does not fade if you roll a clear glass over it
You should call Triple Zero (000) immediately, tell them your symptoms and let them know you have COVID-19.
Depending on your condition, an ambulance may be sent, or a paramedic may speak to you over the phone to help you get the best care for your situation.
If your symptoms are not serious, consider taking to your GP or pharmacist,
SAAS COVID-19 Resilience Plan
SAAS’s COVID-19 Resilience Plan outlines how we will safely manage COVID-19 in our community and continue to provide emergency healthcare to South Australians.
The Plan is based on health advice, SA Health’s modeling and experiences from international and interstate ambulance services.
Our plan includes:
- Doubling our 2021 and 2022 paramedic intern intake
- Training for university students to support clinicians with patient transfers and a new COVID non ambulance assistance transfer service, enabling more COVID-positive patients to remain in their home
- Partnerships with other emergency services
- Up to 20 additional Triple Zero (000) call takers
- Corporate staff supporting non emergency calls
- Use of private providers for low acuity patients
- Additional fleet and early servicing
- Dedicated PPE and mask fit testing
- iPads for telehealth
- Statewide clinical contact and advice line