COVID Safe activities

Read our tips below to ensure your events and gatherings are held in a COVID Safe way.

For more information on restrictions, visit the COVID-19 website.

Private gatherings

Gatherings at home

A maximum of 50 people including children and infants and the 1 person per 2 square metre rule applies. Food can be shared between guests, but it is recommended to avoid using shared utensils where possible.

Gatherings at a public park

A maximum of 200 people and the 1 person per 2 square metres rule applies. There is no restriction on food service at private gatherings, and you can consume food and beverages while standing.

Private functions at licensed premises

A maximum of 200 people and the 1 person per 2 square metres rule applies. Contact tracing is required and it must be an invite only event in a designated area with no public access and separate bathroom facilities (if not possible, a higher frequency of cleaning is required). Cocktail functions, self-serve buffets or grazing tables where people congregate and use shared utensils are not permitted. However, if you remain at the same table, food allocated to your table can be shared amongst people who are at your table

Private gatherings in a private place (such as a private farm or hired hall)

A maximum of 200 people and the 1 person per 2 square metres rule applies. Communal food is allowed in a private place, it is recommended to avoid using shared utensils where possible.

Please remember

  • Don’t go to events and gatherings if you, or your children, are sick.
  • Wash/sanitise your hands regularly.
  • Keep your distance (1.5 metres) from people not in your group.

Religious and faith activities

Refer to our sport, community and religious groups web page for advice for religious leaders, faith organisations and communities to reduce the risk of COVID-19.

Religious leaders and members of the faith community are strongly encouraged to maintain connection to other members, especially those who are isolated.

There must be no more than 1 person per 2 square metres at a religious event, and the number of people allowed will depend on the size of the venue. Employees and people undertaking official duties are not included in the total number of people.

Religious ceremonies require a COVID-Safe Check-In, and if a COVID Safe Plan is in place, a unique QR code will be provided that members of the public can scan via the mySA Gov app to check in at the site.

Tips if you are hosting religious events

  • Conduct services remotely/virtually to allow those who cannot attend in person to continue participating.
  • Keep 1.5 metres distance between individuals (this does not apply to family groups).
  • Arrange seating, prayer and other activities in a way that promotes physical distancing.
  • Ensure physical distancing in areas where crowds may gather, such as at entrances or exits of buildings.
  • Offer multiple services at different times to reduce number of attendees at any one service.
  • Host a gathering outdoors if possible, and if not, ensure adequate ventilation indoors.
  • Avoid singing together as a congregation. Consider designating one person, or a very small group of people who can maintain physical distancing.
  • Encourage new forms of greeting that do not involve physical contact.
  • Avoid rituals that involve touching between individuals.
  • Check-in at events and venues with COVID Safe Check-In.

Shopping

There are steps we can all take to stay COVID Safe at the shops. 

Tips for shopping

  • Stay home if you are sick.
  • Wash/sanitise your hands regularly.
  • Keep 1.5 metres from others not in your group. If you can’t, wear a mask where possible.
  • Check-in at all businesses with a COVID SAfe Check-In QR code.

Travel

You are able to travel interstate and intrastate, however you must not travel if you are unwell.

Tips for travelling interstate

  • Do not travel and get tested for COVID-19 if you are sick.
  • Check the government COVID-19 travel restrictions website of the state or territory you are visiting for regular updates. Check the latest advice as you get closer to your intended travel date.
  • If travelling by air, wear a face mask for the whole flight.
  • If you develop COVID-19 symptoms while interstate, get tested straight away.

Tips for travelling intrastate

  • Do not travel and get tested for COVID-19 if you are sick.
  • Keep 1.5 metres away from others wherever possible.
  • Wash/sanitise your hands regularly.

For more advice visit the Travel to and from South Australia — COVID-19 Safe travel tips page.

Sport and fitness

Refer to our sport, community and religious groups web page for advice for sporting clubs to reduce the risk of COVID-19.

Tips to stay COVID Safe at the gym

  • Don’t go if you’re sick
  • Change/shower at home if you can
  • BYO water bottle
  • Minimise touching your face
  • Cover coughs and sneezes in your elbow
  • Stay 1.5 metres away from others
  • Use hand sanitiser
  • Wipe down all equipment after use with disinfectant provided
  • Wash your hands at the end of your workout
  • Wipe equipment before and after use
  • Use a towel
  • Use COVID Safe Check-In

Download these tips as a poster: Stay COVID safe at the gym A4 poster (PDF 82KB)

BBQs and sausage sizzles

Community groups wishing to serve food (including BBQs and sausage sizzles) must comply with required COVID-19 measures for hospitality.

Garage sales

Garage sales are permitted in South Australia. There are steps we can all take to ensure they are held in a COVID Safe way.

Tips for visiting a garage sale

  • Don’t go if you are unwell.
  • Keep at least 1.5 metres distance from others.
  • Take hand sanitiser with you and sanitise your hands regularly (particularly if you handle cash).
  • Don’t touch the products for sale – if you have a question, ask the seller.
  • Clean items after purchase.

Tips for holding a garage sale

  • Don’t host a garage sale if you are unwell.
  • Keep your distance from shoppers.
  • Ensure there is space for shoppers to stay at least 1.5 metres from each other. You may need to set a maximum number of people to ensure this can occur (1 per 2sqm as a guide).
  • Encourage people to keep 1.5 metres distance (this may be using distance markers, signage).
  • Clean or disinfect items before you sell them.
  • Provide hand sanitiser for shoppers.
  • Have the price clearly on display so people don’t have to touch the items.