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Latest update from 2 February 2021:

COVID-19 Vaccination Program
SA Health is working closely with the Commonwealth Australian Government Department of Health to develop an implementation plan for South Australia in line with the Vaccine Roadmap announced by the Federal Government.

For more information on the Australian Government COVID-19 Vaccination strategy please check out the SA Health website. The site also has lots of other information about the vaccine and how it works.

In the meantime please continue to look after each other by maintaining safe social distancing, practising good hand hygiene and getting tested and staying home when sick.

Warm Regards,

Dr David Panter
ECH Chief Executive


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Latest update from 1 December 2020:

New COVID Safe Check In System
Effective from 1 December 2020 The South Australian Government is introducing a new COVID SAfe Check-In system, to enhance contact tracing and keep our community COVID safe.

If someone in South Australia tests positive to COVID-19, the COVID safe check-In enables SA Health to quickly contact others who may have been exposed to the virus and stop the spread of COVID-19.

COVID SAfe Check-In is a new feature that has been added to the free mySA GOV app.

You can download the mySA GOV app using your smart phone. In the mySA GOV app, select the COVID SAfe Check-In tile when you arrive at a venue or business, this includes all ECH sites. You then need to follow the prompts to scan their unique QR code and check in. ECH sites will have QR codes on display in the reception areas.

If you do not have a compatible smart phone, a paper record will be available for you to provide your details.

You can download the app from Google Play or the App Store from the afternoon of Tuesday 1 December. Apple users will be able to sign in manually until the Apple version is updated and available on Tuesday afternoon.

When you first enter the COVID SAfe Check-In tile, you will be asked to fill in your details and mobile number. You will then get a text message with a unique code to enter in to the app. This is to verify your phone number. You will only have to do this once.

Click here for a helpful list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers relating to the new check in system.

Warm Regards,

Dr David Panter
ECH Chief Executive

Watch our short videos below to see what precautions we have put in place to deal with COVID-19 as well as find out how we’ve been supporting our client and residents during this time.



What ECH Is Doing

We are working with staff at all levels of our organisation to ensure they are fully aware of all the preventative measures and have access to the latest information and updates. We also have excellent hygiene practices in place.

ECH Clients

If you are concerned that you may have come into contact with COVID-19, or indeed have become infected, please contact your GP as normal.  If it is confirmed that you have tested positive to COVID-19, please contact ECH on 1300 275 324 and we will discuss your service requirements.