McIntosh received a text message from SA Health at 10pm on December 17 announcing he had COVID-19 positive and needed to isolate.
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He was at Loverboy nightclub at the time.
The court heard he did not "access" the text until the next morning, when he was at a coffee shop.
His lawyer told the court McIntosh had been able to find employment due to the publicity since he was charged on December 28.