COVID Safe activities

Many types of community activities are permitted in South Australia. Read our tips below to ensure they are held in a COVID Safe way.

BBQs and sausage sizzles

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

Christmas lights

Christmas light displays are permitted. Christmas lights have been a tradition in South Australia for more than 60 years.

This year, you can hold a display or visit the Christmas lights in a COVID safe way.

Tips if you are visiting the lights:

  • Don’t go if you are unwell.
  • Keep at least 1.5 metres distance from others not in your group.
  • Take hand sanitiser with you and sanitise your hands regularly.
  • Don’t touch the displays.


Tips if you have a display:

Encourage people to keep 1.5 metres distance (this may be using distance markers such as chalk on the pavement or signage).

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.

Halloween and trick-or-treating

Halloween and Trick-or-Treating is permitted and can be done in a COVID Safe way while still being lots of fun.

If you’re heading out for a spooky night, remember:

  • Dress up in your scariest costume.
  • Don’t go trick or treating if you are unwell.
  • Keep 1.5 metres distance from other trick-or-treaters not in your group.
  • Take hand sanitiser with you and sanitise your hands regularly.
  • Only give out and take wrapped lollies or snacks.

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.

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
  • Turn on the COVIDSafe contact tracing app
  • 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

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