Updated COVID-19 Directions 2020 – Public Activities No 12, South Australia

Updates have been made to the public activities restrictions for those entering South Australia.

The Emergency Management (Public Activities No 11) (COVID-19) Direction 2020 has been revoked and replaced by the Emergency Management (Public Activities No 12) (COVID-19) Direction 2020. This new Direction comes into effect as of 0001 Sunday 22 November 2020.

The following change has been made to the Public Activities Direction in South Australia:

  • Gymnasiums, health clubs, fitness centres, yoga, barre and spin facilities, dance and pilates studios, boot camps and other personal training activities (indoors and outdoors) can operate.
  • Retail shopping hours will return to normal as of 12.01am on Sunday 22 November 2020.

The following restrictions and provisions are in place and carried over from the previous Direction:

Density Provisions- The total number of people present at a place must not exceed 1 person per 4 square metres.

Gathering Provisions- The following gathering provisions apply:

  • Onsite purchase and consumption of food and beverages- 100 people maximum and no more than 10 people at each table.
  • Funerals- 50 people maximum
  • Weddings- 150 people maximum and registration of all guests with SA Health.
  • Religious ceremonies (not including a wedding or funeral)- 100 people maximum
  • Private gatherings- 50 people maximum
  • Private residence- 10 people per house (unless more than 10 people permanently reside at the residence)

Consumption of Food and Beverages- Food and beverages which are served for consumption at venues (including pubs, cafes, clubs, restaurants, wineries, etc.) must be consumed whilst seated both indoors and outdoors. The total number of persons on a table must not exceed 10 people per group.

Sports and Recreational Activities- All gyms, recreation centres, trampoline and play cafes must close. Community sports training and games are no longer permitted regardless of whether the activity is conducted indoors or outdoors. Outdoor fitness and recreation activities such as boot camps as well as swimming for fitness or rehabilitation purposes are still permitted.

Public Entertainment- Public entertainment venues are restricted to 1 person per 4 square metres. This applies to venues such as; live concerts/theatre/performance venues, cinemas, galleries/museums/public institutions, public historical sites, zoos/wildlife/animal parks or any other place of entertainment that is open to members of the public.

Personal Care Activities- People providing personal care services must wear personal protective equipment (PPE) if they are providing these services at beauty and nail salons, tattoo parlours, wellness centres/day spas/massage parlours, saunas/bathhouses and any other place which beauty therapy/tanning/waxing/piercing/body modification takes place.

COVID Management Plans- Activities with approved COVID Management Plans are suspended for the next two weeks.

Further COVID-19 Advice

The SA Government has released updated COVID-19 advice due to the Parafield cluster. Please note the following are recommended but do not form part of a formal directive at this point in time.

Working from home- South Australian residents should work from home where possible.

Vulnerable people- Vulnerable people are advised to stay at home and avoid having visitors at the moment.

Travel- Unnecessary travel is discouraged.

Wearing of masks- South Australian residents should wear a mask when physical distancing of 1.5m cannot be observed, e.g. on public transport.

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

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

For further information please 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

/Public Release. The material in this public release comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here.