An update has been made to public activity restrictions in South Australia.
The Emergency Management (Public Activities No 5) (COVID-19) Direction 2020 has been revoked and replaced by the Emergency Management (Public Activities No 6) (COVID-19) Direction 2020. This new Direction comes into effect as of 0001 Wednesday 5 August 2020.
The new Direction provides an update to the restrictions currently in place for gatherings across South Australia.
A gathering of more than 10 people at a residential premise is now a prohibited gathering. A person must not allow, organise or attend a prohibited gathering at a residential premise.
Changes to defined public activities and special compliance rules:
- Alcoholic beverages may be consumed by spectators at sporting events if the spectator remains seated;
- Food and beverages (including alcohol) must be consumed by patrons while seated at tables that are physically separate form any bar or are where orders are taken;
- Food and beverages at recreational facility (eg mini-golf, pool hall, tenpin bowling, high ropes course, etc.) must be consumed at an area separate from a bar/where orders are taken and within the group that are attending the facility; and
- Any shared equipment and frequently touched surfaces at a recreational facility must be cleaned between use by different individuals or groups.
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
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