Update COVID-19 Direction 2021 – Public Activities No 17, South Australia

The Public Activities COVID-19 Direction has been updated in South Australia.

Updates have been made to the Public Activities Direction. These updates to density provisions at residential premise and requirements for private functions.

It is important that anyone intending host more than 50 people at their home read the following requirements.

Public Activities Direction No 17

The Public Activities Direction comes into effect as of 12.01am Friday 22 January 2020.

The changes are as follow:

  • Number of People in a Home:
    • Numbers of people permitted in a residential premises have increased and are as follows providing the 1 person per 2 square metre rule is applied:
      • 50 people – Permitted
      • 51-200 people -Permitted providing there is an approved COVID safe plan at the commencement of the gathering, QR Code and COVID Marshal
      • 201 or more – Not Permitted
  • Remaining Gathering Provisions:
    • Private function at a licensed premises- 200 people maximum 1 person per 2sqm
    • Private Gathering- 200 people maximum, 1 person per 2 square metres
    • Cinema, theatres and other fixed seating- 50% of their standard capacity in patrons without masks or 75% of their standard capacity in patrons with masks.
  • Private Functions:
    • Private functions remain an invitation only event but the person who conducts a private function must now make available a hardcopy list containing the full name and full residential address of any person invited to the function.
    • The following applies to invitation only events including a private function at relevant licensed premises only. The function must be in a designated area which has no public access and where possible separate bathroom facilities from the rest of the venue. If there are no separate bathroom facilities for the function, the venue must have a higher frequency of cleaning. The maximum number of people permitted to attend is the same 200 people and the density provision of 1 person per 2 square metres applies. Food and beverages must have no shared utensils but can be consumed while standing. Dancing is also permitted.
  • Fitness and Recreation Activities:
    • The definition of fitness and recreation facilities has been refined to clarify that facilities such as gyms that are in a private apartment block (in strata and community title) where the public does not have access is not required to have a COVID Marshal, and is not restricted as a defined public activity.

Other existing requirements remain. The information above only highlights the changes key made to the Directions and does not reflect all requirements. Members of the public are encouraged to see the full Directions for further information.

The Emergency Management (Public Activities No 16) (COVID-19) Direction 2020 has been revoked and replaced by the Emergency Management (Public Activities No 17)(COVID-19) Direction 2020.

All existing directions, frequently asked questions and other information can be found here: https://www.covid-19.sa.gov.au/emergency-declarations

If you require further information you can call the SA COVID-19 Information Line on 1800 253 787 between the hours of 9am to 5pm 7 days per week or go to the SA Health website at www.sahealth.sa.gov.au or www.sa.gov.au/covid-19

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