Welcome to the latest issue of our SA Public Sector Newsletter.
South Australia’s chief public health officer, Nicola Spurrier, has indicated that the State will move to end mandatory quarantine for close contacts after a predicted April COVID-19 wave peaks. Spurrier flagged that South Australia would look to be a part of any national change to close contact rules, and later indicated that regular rapid testing and mask-wearing would be effective risk mitigation strategies for close contacts in the future.
In other news, a billion dollar satellite program unveiled in Tuesday’s federal budget will be run out of Adelaide. The new $1.16 billion satellite project represents a significant opportunity for South Australia’s burgeoning space industry. The project will be led by the Australian Space Agency in partnership with Geoscience Australia, CSIRO, the Bureau of Meteorology and Defence.View PDF