Updated COVID-19 Directions 5 July 2021, South Australia

Updates have been made to the Public Activities and the Cross Border Travel- Associated Directions in South Australia.

Public Activities Direction No 28

The Public Activities No 28 Direction came into effect at 12.54pm on Monday 5 July 2021.

The following restrictions apply in relation to public activities, density requirements and functions/events in South Australia. Please note that further detail can be found in the Direction. The following changes apply:

Density Requirements

The following density requirements apply:

  • Indoor or Outdoor Place- 3 persons per 4 square metres

People must use their best endeavours to implement physical distancing and remain 1.5m from people they do not know.

Note- The occupier/owner of a place must calculate the density requirements based on the space available for members of the public to use for the defined activity (not including bathrooms etc). This does not include staff areas and staff who are working are not calculated in the capacity number.

Gathering Provisions

The following gathering provisions apply:

  • Gathering/Function at a Relevant Licenced Premises (eg wedding, funerals, party)- 3 person per 4 sqm and the capacity is defined by the space.
  • Private residence- Up to 200 people per house. However, people are required to have an approved COVID-19 Safe Plan between 51-200 at a residence. The 3 person per 4 sqm applies. These restrictions apply regardless of where the residence is located.
  • Gathering/Function at a Private Place- 200 people maximum, 3 persons per 4 sqm.
  • Cinema, theatres and performance venues, with fixed seating and places of worship- Masks must be worn when the capacity is between is over 75% of the normal occupancy.

Note- Children and infants of any age are counted in the above gathering and density provisions.

Consumption of Food and Beverages

Food or beverages which are served for consumption at venues (including pubs, cafes, clubs, restaurants, wineries, etc.) can be consumed whilst seated or standing when indoors. Food and beverages can be consumed whilst standing or seated when outdoors. Communal food and beverages are not permitted. If people are at the bar there must be no food preparation taking place.

Dancing

Dancing is permitted in a nightclubs and relevant licenced premises, however density provisions apply on the dancefloor.

Singing

Singing is permitted.

Gathering/Function at a Relevant Licenced Premises

A gathering or function at a relevant licenced premises (eg wedding, party, funeral or any other function) held at licensed premises.

  • The maximum number of people permitted is defined by the density provision of 3 persons per 4 square metres.
  • Communal food and beverage areas are not permitted.
  • Dancing is permitted.
  • Singing is permitted.

Gathering/Function at a Private Place

A gathering or function at a private place (eg wedding, party, funeral or any other function) which held at private place for example is a privately hired hall, farm used for commercial purposes etc (this does not include a licensed premises, residential premises).

  • The maximum number of people permitted is 200 and the density provision of 3 person per 4 square metres applies.
  • Communal food and beverage areas are not permitted.
  • Dancing is permitted.
  • Singing is permitted.

Shisha/Hookah

Shisha/Hookah is permitted.

Health Care, Residential Care, Disability Support or Aged Care Services

Masks are not required under the Direction to be worn in defined health care, residential care, disability support or aged are services.

Personal Care Activities

People providing personal care services are no longer required to wear a mask covering their mouth and nose.

Members of the public are reminded that other restrictions in relation to COVID Management/Safe Plans, COVID Marshals, QR Codes and Physical Distancing still apply.

Cross Border Travel-Associated Direction No 25

The Cross Border Travel-Associated No 25 Direction came into effect at 12.54pm on Monday 5 July 2021.

The following restrictions apply in relation to restrictions for people travelling from Victoria and Unrestricted Overseas areas. The following changes apply:

Victoria

  • Any person (including Essential Travellers and Permitted Arrivals) arriving from Victoria after 12.54 pm Monday 5 July 202 is permitted to enter South Australia without restriction.
    • Note- restrictions still apply for people who have been in Western Australia, Northern Territory, Queensland, Australian Capital Territory and New South Wales in the last 14 days regardless of where they are arriving from.

Unrestricted Overseas Zones

  • Unrestricted Overseas zones are now classified as New Zealand and the Cook Islands.
  • People who are arriving from New Zealand or the Cook Islands are not subject to any restrictions upon entering South Australia providing they have not been in any other restricted zones including overseas locations (other than New Zealand or the Cook Islands) 14 days before their arrival in South Australia.

All travellers coming to South Australia must first complete a Cross Border Travel Registration, irrespective of where they are travelling from. Travellers must complete a separate Cross Border Travel Registration for each person in the travelling party including all children. People will experience delays on arrival if they have not completed an application for each person. Complete the form here: https://www.police.sa.gov.au/online-services/cross-border-travel-application

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.

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

The Emergency Management (Public Activities No 27) (COVID-19) Direction 2021 has been revoked and replaced by the Emergency Management (Public Activities No 28) (COVID-19) Direction 2021. The Emergency Management (Cross Border Travel-Associated Direction No 24) (COVID-19) Direction 2021 has been revoked and replaced by the Emergency Management (Cross Border Travel-Associated Direction No 25) (COVID-19) Direction 2021.

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