Yesterday, Sunday 15 November 2020, Public Health advised DCS that a staff member at Yatala Labour Prison (YLP) tested positive to COVID-19.

DCS is working closely with the Communicable Diseases Control Branch on contact tracing of YLP staff and prisoners, and is taking a highly cautious, precautionary approach.

All staff currently working at YLP have been cleared by Health as not being a close contact with the positive staff member.

DCS will continue to provide updates as information comes to hand.

Please be assured of the extensive activity occurring to keep everyone safe.

For more information on COVID-19, see the SA Health website or phone the SA Health COVID Information Line on 1800 253 787.