The General Activities No 3 and the Associated Direction No 6 declares the State of South Australia is subject to Level 3 modified restrictions.
The Associated Direction comes into effect at 12.01am on Wednesday 28 July 2021.
Although Stay at Home restrictions are easing people who have been directed to self-quarantine are not released and must still complete their full 14 day quarantine unless instructed otherwise by an authorised officer.
The following density requirements apply to the conduct of defined public activities:
- Indoor or Outdoor Place- 1 person per 4 square metres
- Indoor Fitness Facility- 1 person per 8 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). Staff and staff areas are not calculated.
The following gathering provisions apply:
- Gathering/Function at a Relevant Licenced Premises (eg party)- 1 person per 4 sqm and the capacity is defined by the space.
- Gathering/Function at a Private Place- 10 people maximum, 1 person per 4 sqm.
- Private Residence- Limit of 10 people at a private residence (including people who ordinarily reside at a premises). Where the number of people who live at the residence exceeds 10 they are permitted. For example where 12 people live at house.
- Wedding or funeral at any place (excluding a residential premises)- 50 people and 1 person per 4 sqm. If at a residential premises 10 people only. If at licensed premises, governed by density requirements of 1 person per 4 sqm.
Note- Children and infants of any age are counted in the above gathering and density provisions.
The following activities are restricted:
- Dancing- is not permitted unless by the bridal party at a wedding or at a fitness dance studio where alcohol is not served.
- Singing- is not permitted in enclosed, non-residential premises unless for the purposes of education, an individual lesson, the person is performing (including backup singers). Karaoke is not permitted.
- Shisha/Hookah is not permitted.
- Personal Care Services- including services at hairdressers, barbershops, beauty salons, nail salons and tattoo parlours, wellness centres, day spas and massage parlours, saunas and bathhouses are permitted but must wear a mask (except the person receiving the service if it would reasonably interfere with the provision of the service).
- Public Entertainment- including concert, live theatre or other live performance, cinema, galleries, museums, publicly accessible historic sites, zoos and other wildlife animal parks or any other place of entertainment that is open to members of the public are is permitted but masks must be worn indoors and density provisions must be followed.
- COVID Management Plan events (attendance of more than 1000 people) are permitted but outdoors only and the plan must be approved before the event takes place.
- Retail Services are permitted to open but must follow density restrictions and people must wear a mask when indoor public places and must QR code in.
- Casinos and Gaming rooms are permitted to open but subject to density, mask-wearing and physical distancing restrictions.
Fitness and Sport
The following restrictions apply:
- Indoor fitness is restricted to 1 person per 8 sqm in the entire facility. This also applies to a single room or enclosed space
- Dancefloors in dance studios must also apply the 1 person per 8 sqm.
- Outdoor fitness is restricted to 1 person per 4 sqm.
- People must still remain physically distanced and separated.
- Employees are not counted in the density requirement.
- A person must wear a mask at an indoor public place (but this is not required when undertaking physical activity).
- No team, club and competition sports, except training or as part of a school curriculum and not involving interschool activities.
- A person must not attend fitness training, sports or sporting event as a spectator. One person is permitted to attend if they are required to be present as a caregiver for a participant.
Note- Indoor fitness facility means 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).
Consumption of Food and Beverages
Food or beverages which are served for consumption at venues (including pubs, cafes, clubs, restaurants, wineries, etc.) can only consumed while seated (indoors or outdoors). Communal food and beverages are not permitted.
Masks must be worn in the following locations:
- passenger transport services
- shared indoor public places (not at indoor fitness facilities when undertaking exercise)
- personal care services
- health care services
- high risk settings
Note- the mask can be removed by a customer in personal care services or health care services when they are receiving the service if the mask would reasonably interfere with the provision of the service. Members of a bridal party can remove a mask during the wedding ceremony and photographs regardless of the venue.
Contact Tracing System and Records:
- Members of the public must sign in using the approved COVID SAfe Check-In system when entering a relevant public place.
- The use of QR Codes are vital in stopping the spread of COVID-19 within the South Australian community.
- Members of the public are reminded that they are required under the Direction to ensure their details are captured by the relevant system.
Members of the public are reminded that other requirements in relation to COVID Management/Safe Plans, COVID Marshals, QR Codes and Physical Distancing still apply.
For all existing Directions, tables and 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