Sumary of Owner of restaurant flagged by SA Health as a ‘super spreader’ site says staff have faced testing delays:
- The owner of the restaurant feared to be a super-spreader site in South Australia’s latest COVID-19 outbreak has raised concerns about testing delays and communication break-downs, after finding out key details through the media and not from health officials.
- “On Monday evening when we found out that we were an exposure site from the media, not directly from SA Health, a number of staff members went to get tested straight away,” Mr Galantomos said.
- Premier Steven Marshall was forced to apologise on Thursday after some people reported wait times of over 14 hours at Adelaide testing stations, while others said they had to sleep in their cars.
- Staff confusion over health ordersMr Galantomos said he and his staff were also left confused when SA Health said in a press conference they would all be going into hotel quarantine.
- (Facebook: The Greek on Halifax)”SA Health said ‘yes it’s happening, start preparing, pack your bags, you’ll get notification soon’ and then an hour later another person called and said ‘it’s not happening, we don’t have the capacity to put everyone in there, we’re prioritising people.
- ‘”During Thursday morning’s press conference, health authorities said they had only tested 53 of the 91 people who were at the restaurant, despite saying it is one of two possible “super spreader” sites.
- Authorities have set up a priority testing site, which would operate as an ‘invite only’ clinic for people deemed most at risk.