Emergency Management – COVID-19 Directions 2020, South Australia

An update has been made to public activity restrictions in South Australia.

The Emergency Management (Public Activities No 3) (COVID-19) Direction 2020 has been revoked and replaced by the Emergency Management (Public Activities No 4) (COVID-19) Direction 2020. This new Direction comes into effect as of 0001 Thursday 9 July 2020

The Direction requires an approved COVID Management Plan before the operation of:

  • A defined public activity (excluding personal care services, auctions and inspections for sale or rental, provision of recreational transport or driver instruction) exceeding 1,000 people (excluding staff) at a business, venue, activity or gathering; or
  • The onsite purchase or consumption of food or beverages at a place if expected to exceed 1000 people; or
  • Any ‘relevant licenced premises’ is a licensed premises (other than a night club) exceeding 1000 people or at which dancing and consumption of alcohol is facilitated or where any part of the premises is used for the purpose of playing loud, amplified music and dancing; or
  • Any nightclub – (now defined).

Further amendments have been made to clarify the onsite purchase and consumption of food and beverages on a takeaway basis and from single serve food and beverage automated dispensing machines.

It is acknowledged that many restrictions still apply, but they are critical in dealing with the spread of COVID-19.

Further information is available from https://www.covid-19.sa.gov.au/

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