As car queues get across Adelaide’s testing sites for COVID-19 today, SA health is asking that the ‘worried well’ stay home.

With temperatures soaring to 34C today and 36C on Thursday, SA chief public health officer Professor Nicola Spurrier said people with any symptoms, even minor, should get tested but if people have no symptoms at all and are just worried, they should stay home.

“What we do want is people with symptoms to get tested,” Prof Spurrier said, noting symptoms can be mild and may include:

SCRATCHY sore throat

RUNNY nose

HIGH temperature – though not in all cases



POSSIBLE headache


POSSIBLE loss of taste and/or smell.

“If we have a lot of the ‘worried well’ come out to get tested it means our turnaround time might blow out,” Prof Spurrier said.