As of 6 April 2021
From 12:01 am Wednesday 31 March 2021:
- The density requirement will move from 1 person per 2 sq metres to 3 people per 4 sq metres (equivalent to 75%).
- The capacity for cinemas, live theatres, performance venues and places of worship with fixed seating will increase from 75% to 100% provided attendees are wearing a mask.
- Restrictions on dancing will be removed except for venues that are subject to a COVID Management Plan (Nightclubs and venues with over 1,000 people) – e.g. 3 per 4 sq metres will apply to dance floors.
- The total number of people at a place must not exceed 3 people per 4 square metres.
- Wearing a face mask is not mandatory, but it is recommended to wear a mask when out in public if you are unable to physically distance.
If you have 50 people at a residential premises, there are no additional requirements.
If you have 51 to 200 people at a residential premises, you must:
- have a COVID-Safe Plan
- appoint a COVID Marshal
- require your guests to check-in via the COVID Safe Check-in
(a QR code will be sent to you when you complete your COVID-Safe Plan).
A gathering of up to 1,000 people occurring as part of a defined public activity is a permitted gathering but an approved COVID Management Plan is required for more than 1,000 people.
Wedding ceremonies and funeral services
If the ceremony or service is held in a place of worship, the place can operate at normal occupancy where attendees are seated (but if that exceeds 75% attendees must wear a mask). Where attendees are not in fixed seating, the total number of persons present must not exceed 3 persons per 4 square metres. If the ceremony or service is held other than in a place of worship, they are governed as a ‘private gathering’ with a maximum attendance of 200 persons.
From 14 December, any defined public activity which requires a COVID Safe Plan and general retail premises must use an approved contact tracing system which includes the COVID-SAfe Check in, Scan Tek or any other electronic platform which is approved by the state coordinator.
Travel within SA
Travel within most of South Australia is unrestricted.
Some restrictions are currently in place in Aboriginal communities.
Travelling to SA
There are no current COVID-19 testing or quarantine restrictions for travellers from within Australia or New Zealand. Travellers are permitted to enter providing they have completed the Cross Border Travel Registration Form prior to entry into SA.
Find out about each state’s restrictions regarding travelling to SA here.
$350 million stimulus package announced to help drive the South Australian economy and secure local jobs.
The announcement includes a significant $22 million State Government injection in nature-based tourism infrastructure to boost employment and the long-term visitor economy in hard-hit regions.
The stimulus will include a $15 million investment in upgrades at country hospitals, doubling the Planning and Development Fund available this year to $50 million, when matched with the local government contribution on a 50:50 basis.
More spending measures which form part of the $350 million stimulus will be announced by the South Australian Government soon.