Authorised Workers – 2021 Census Field Staff, South Australia

South Australia Police wishes to advise the community that Australian Bureau of Statistics Census staff are authorised to be in the field undertaking activities to enable households to complete their 2021 Census.

As per Emergency Management (Activities—General No 3) (COVID-19) Direction 2021, Census Field staff are considered to be authorised workers for the Australian Bureau of Statistics, under Schedule 3 1(1)(zf):

Government or local government services (whether provided by government, local government or outsourced) determined to be essential by the relevant Chief Executive.

These activities will be contactless and involve hand delivery of Census information and paper form to letterboxes of dwellings to allow people/households to complete their Census ahead of Census night which is 10 August 2021.

There will be no face-to-face contact with members of the community and staff must wear a mask whenever they are outdoors if unable to maintain physical distance. They must also be appropriately identified.

If you require further information you can call the SA COVID-19 Information Line on 1800 253 787 between the hours of 9:00am to 8:00pm Monday to Friday and 9:00am to 5:00pm Saturday and Sunday, or go to the SA Health website at or

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