COVID-19 update 181

13 January 2021

New South Wales update

From midnight tonight, people travelling from regional New South Wales will be allowed to enter South Australia but will require a COVID-19 test on day one, day five and day 12. There will be no requirement to isolate while awaiting test results unless you have symptoms.

More information will be available at soon. 

COVID-19 face masks update

Face masks (covering mouth and nose) are mandatory at all times while on an airplane or at any airport during your journey. People present at an airport in South Australia must also wear a face mask. This includes people working at the airport.

There are some exemptions to this requirement:

  • A person is not required to wear a mask if they have a relevant medical condition, including problems with their breathing, a serious condition of the face, a disability or a mental health condition (evidence of a relevant medical condition must be produced on request i.e. letter from GP or medical professional).
  • A mask is not required to be worn in circumstances where the ability to see the mouth is essential for communication.
  • A mask is not required to be worn when a person is eating or drinking.
  • A child under the age of 12 is not required to wear a mask.

Learn more about face masks:

COVID-19 case update

Today’s cases are two men in their 30s who recently returned from overseas and have been in a medi-hotel since their arrival.

South Australia COVID-19 cases

  • 2 new cases today
  • 12 active COVID-19 cases
  • 5,212 tests yesterday
  • 899,056 tests in total
  • 590 confirmed cases in total
  • 574 people have recovered
  • 4 COVID-19 related deaths

Further information

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

View previous COVID-19 Updates.