COVID-19 update 158

05 December 2020

Public activities direction update

An update has been made to public activity restrictions in South Australia.

The Emergency Management (Public Activities No 15) (COVID-19) Direction 2020 came into effect as of 5.50pm Friday 4 December.

The new Direction includes changes to density requirements for hospitality premises and updates restrictions around private functions, weddings and funerals. 

The new Direction and updated frequently asked questions are available at

Masks in health care settings

All people in health care settings must wear a mask (covering mouth and nose) at all times when in the physical presence of other people on the premises. A person will be considered to be in the physical presence of another person if they are in the same room as that other person.

Reusable cloth masks can now be accepted in some health care settings. Single-use surgical masks should be worn in some clinical environments.

There are exceptions for mandatory mask use in health care settings. This includes situations where a mask will hinder the provision of care or communication, there is a relevant medical condition or the person is under 12. A live in staff member or a resident of a residential care facility are not required to wear a mask. Hospital inpatients are generally not expected to wear masks except when being transported through public spaces.

Find more information and resources about masks visit

South Australian COVID-19 Cases

  • 0 new cases today
  • 7 active COVID-19 cases
  • 3,251 tests yesterday
  • 750,639 tests in total
  • 562 confirmed cases in total
  • 551 people have recovered from COVID-19
  • 4 COVID-19 related deaths

Further information

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