COVID-19 update 121

20 October 2020

Changes to border restrictions

From today, people can enter South Australia from New Zealand without the need to quarantine, provided they have not been in a restricted jurisdiction in the last 14 days.

From Saturday 24 October, South Australian and Victorian cross border communities will be able to travel within a 70km radius of the border without needing a reason to do so.

People permanently relocating to SA from Victoria will will be able to do so, provided they meet criteria around accommodation and employment in SA and they quarantine for 14 days on arrival.

More information will be available soon at

Home quarantine app

A procurement process is underway for a new home quarantine app that would ensure eligible arrivals into South Australia could safely quarantined from home instead of in a medi-hotel.

The app would only be available to those eligible to home quarantine in South Australia, or close and casual contacts of confirmed cases. At this stage, international travellers would continue to quarantine in medi-hotels.

The app will ask the person to verify their location and identity at random intervals during their quarantine period. If a person cannot successfully verify their location or identity when requested by the app, SA Health will notify SA Police who will conduct an in-person check on the person in quarantine to ensure they are complying with home quarantine.

The app will be a voluntary alternative to quarantine in a medi-hotel and people will need to provide fully informed consent. The app will fully comply with State and Commonwealth privacy, data and records management regulations.

South Australian COVID-19 cases

  • 0 new case today
  • 8 active COVID-19 cases
  • 2,067 tests yesterday
  • 519,971 tests in total
  • 484 confirmed cases in total
  • 472 people have recovered from COVID-19
  • 4 COVID-19 related deaths

Further information

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View previous COVID-19 Updates.