The explosion of COVID-19 cases across the Christmas holiday period has cast varying fortunes on tourism businesses, with some managing to cope due to the nature of their offerings, while others are suffering.
While Rapid Antigen Tests are the preferred testing method for asymptomatic close contacts of positive COVID-19 cases, many people across SA remain significant distances from state government pickup points for complimentary RAT kits.
Ausveg chief executive officer Michael Coote said the industry needs every available healthy worker to ensure a steady supply of fresh vegetables to consumers around Australia.
COVID-19 restrictions introduced across South Australia in December have significantly slowed the spread of the virus based on the latest data, the state government says.
South Australians will be required to report any positive COVID-19 infections detected through rapid antigen tests, when a new system for close contacts comes into force.
Some Australians will receive a limited number of rapid COVID-19 tests for free, but the Prime Minister has rejected calls for them to be universally available.
Fully vaccinated international travellers will no longer need to isolate after landing in South Australia.