Important COVID-19 Update

Last Edited: Monday 23 August, 2021


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What are the current restrictions in place?
The Government currently has level 1 restrictions imposed which includes the following:
Density rules:
  • Licensed premises (indoor or outdoor) – 3 people per 4 sqm with seated consumption of food and beverages
  • Activities such as public entertainment (indoor or outdoor venues) – 3 people per 4 sqm seated, 1 person per 2 sqm standing. Where it is not possible to separate the seated and standing people in discrete areas, the density requirement is 1 person per 2 sqm.
  • Defined public activities (e.g. retail where customers are physically present, supermarkets, department stores) – the density requirement is 1 person per 2 sqm)
  • Gyms/indoor fitness – 1 person per 4 sqm
COVID Management Plans (CMP) required for events of expecting more than 1 000 people
Shisha ban
Masks must be worn for the following:
  • Collecting takeaway food
  • In gyms, unless exercising
  • High-risk settings
  • Personal care services
  • Health care services
  • Passenger transport services
  • Shared indoor public places
    • unless the activity involves the provision of health services or personal care services – the person receiving he service need not wear a mask if it would reasonably interfere with the provision of the service.
    • Members of a bridal party do not need to wear masks during the ceremony.
Several other restrictions apply:
  • Restrictions on dancing and singing
    • A person may sing in enclosed (non-residential) premises if wearing a mask
  • Seated food and beverage consumption only
  • Private activity cap at home: 20 (including people who reside at the premises)
  • Gatherings/ceremonies outside of home will be capped at 50 people. This includes funerals, weddings & birthdays.
    • If a private activity involves consumption of food/beverages while standing (indoors or outdoors)
      • 1 person per 2 sqm density applies
      • Approved contact tracing system and records required
    • If a private function involves consumption of food/beverages while standing (indoors or outdoors)
      • 1 person per 2 sqm density applies
      • Approved contact tracing system and records required (this must be separate from the contact tracing system used by the relevant licensed premises)
      • All other requirements applicable to relevant licensed premises as a defined public activity apply
  • No communal consumption facilities
Please note: Operators of cafés, restaurants or other premises providing both dine-in and takeaway food and beverages must use their best endeavours to separate persons attending to consume food or beverages while seated at the premises from persons attending merely to collect takeaway.
 
What are high risk settings that require masks?

Masks are mandatory in a number of situations, including:
  • Care facilities – aged & health
  • Personal care services (hairdressers & beauty salons) – Clients and Staff
  • Indoor public places – where people have face to face interactions with others – supermarkets & hospitality (staff and clients)
  • Public Transport – including the driver
  • Schools for children aged 12 and up, this also includes teaching staff
 
The Government has also heavily recommended the use of masks in workplaces where possible. In particular, in common areas such as lunchrooms, receptions areas & lifts.
 
How long with these restrictions remain in place?

There is no indication about how long these restrictions will continue.  

If my business operates in the hospitality or retail sectors, do my staff have to wear masks?
Yes, masks are required for staff of businesses that are public facing.

I have a COVID management plan, is my event still allowed to go ahead?

Under level 1 restrictions COVID Management Plan events can go ahead. 

Is my business required to have COVID Safe Plan or QR code check-in?
 
COVID Safe Plans are required if your business is considered a defined public activity as outlined below:
  • onsite purchase and consumption of food or beverages (whether occurring in an indoor or outdoor area)
  • sport (including sports training), fitness or recreation activities
  • indoor public meetings
  • ceremonies
  • public assemblies
  • provision of personal care services
  • provision of public entertainment
  • provision of recreational transport
  • the operation of a nightclub
  • the operation of relevant licensed premises
  • the operation of a casino or gaming area (within the meaning of the Gaming Machines Act 1992)
  • auctions and inspections of premises for the purpose of sale or rental of any property
  • driver instruction
  • the provision of health care, residential care, disability support or aged care services, but not including the provision of services at a residential aged care facility
  • the onsite purchase and consumption of shisha
  • any event or venue that hold a COVID management plan
Businesses that are not a defined public activity are not required to have a COVID-safe plan, which means they are not required to have a COVID Safe OR code check in.
 
However, if businesses wanted to have a QR code check in they can complete a Voluntary COVID-safe plan, which can be found halfway down this page here.

What government support is available to me?

SA Government support can be found here.

What are the different levels of restrictions?

Level 1 Restrictions:
  • ¾ density (3 persons per 4 square metres)
  • Indoors venues; masks if more than ¾ density
  • No communal consumption facilities
Level 2 Restrictions:
  • ½ density (1 person per 2 square metres)
  • Indoors venues: masks if more than ½ density
  • No communal consumption facilities
  • COVID Management Plans (CMP): events of more than 1000 people
  • Shisha ban
  • Private activity cap: 150
  • Masks for high risk settings
  • Masks for personal care services
  • Restrictions on dancing and singing
Level 3 Restrictions:
  • ¼ density (1 person per 4 square metres)
  • No communal consumption facilities
  • Seated food and beverage consumption only
  • CMP: events of more than 1000 people and outdoors only
  • Shisha ban
  • Private activity cap: 50
  • Masks for high risk settings
  • Masks for personal care services
  • Masks for health care services
  • Masks for passenger transport services
  • Restrictions on dancing and singing
  • Sports spectator restrictions
Level 4 Restrictions:
  • ¼ density (1 person per 4 square metres)
  • Outdoor dining only
  • No communal consumption facilities
  • Seated food and beverage consumption only
  • No CMP events
  • Shisha ban
  • Private activity cap: 10
  • Masks for high-risk settings
  • Masks for health care services
  • Masks for passenger transport services
  • Masks for shared indoor public places
  • Restrictions on dancing and singing
  • Sports spectator restrictions
  • Indoor fitness facilities closed
  • No team, club or competitive sport
  • Personal care services closed
  • Public entertainment closed
  • Operation of casino and gaming areas prohibited
  • Non-essential retail services closed
Level 5 Restrictions:
  • Stay at home requirement
  • Closure of community activities
  • Masks for high-risk settings
  • Masks for health care services
  • Masks for passenger transport services
  • Masks for public places
What is an indoor fitness facility?
Gymnasiums, health clubs, fitness centres, yoga, barre and spin facilities, dance and pilates studios and swimming pools (other than swimming pools being used for rehabilitation purposes authorised by a health or disability practitioner).

 

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