COVID-19 update 145

21 November 2020

COVID-19 restriction update

As of 12.01am on Sunday 22 November (Midnight Saturday) South Australia will revert back to similar restrictions that were in place on Monday 16 November 2020.

More information, including a new Public Activities Direction, is available on the www.covid-19.sa.gov.au website.

Face mask advice

At this time in South Australia it is not mandatory, but it is strongly recommended to wear a mask when out in public and you can’t physically distance (1.5m from others).

The term ‘face mask or mask’ includes reusable cloth masks, and single-use face masks (commonly called surgical masks).

Important things to remember about wearing masks:

  1. Once your mask is on, it is important that you don’t touch or adjust the front of it while wearing it – it’s the part that’s protecting you from COVID-19. If you do touch it by accident, wash or sanitise your hands right away.
  2. Before putting your mask on and after taking it off, remember to thoroughly wash and dry (or sanitise) your hands.

Please note that children under 12 years of age do not need to wear a mask, as they may not be able to handle it safely.

To learn more about face masks visit www.sahealth.sa.gov.au/COVIDmasks.

COVID-19 testing sites

All South Australians who have symptoms of COVID-19, no matter how mild, are being asked to get a test as soon as symptoms appear.

For a list of sites visit and other testing information visit www.sahealth.sa.gov.au/covidtesting.

South Australian COVID-19 Cases

  • 1 new case today
  • 37 active COVID-19 cases
  • 19,205 tests yesterday
  • 650,663 tests in total
  • 554 confirmed cases in total
  • 513 people have recovered from COVID-19
  • 4 COVID-19 related deaths

Further information

SA Health is your trusted source for information on COVID-19. For more information visit our website and follow us on Facebook or Twitter.

SA.GOV.AU is a dedicated COVID-19 gateway, linking to relevant information on state and federal government websites.

View previous COVID-19 Updates.