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Restrictions on business, organisations activities, events and gatherings in South Australia - COVID-19

The Commonwealth Government has issued new restrictions on non-essential business and activities in response to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Download the fact sheet (last updated 25 March 2020):

COVID-19 Fact Sheet - Restrictions on businesses and organisations (PDF 171KB)

South Australian Emergency Management Direction — Non-essential Business and Other Activities

The South Australian Government has issued Emergency Management Directions on the closure of non-essential business and other activities.

Restrictions and exemptions

The below businesses and activities are required to remain closed to the public until further notice.

A member of the public includes the members of any club or association that owns, controls, or operates defined premises or undertakes defined work or operations.

Food and drink

Business, premises or place
Exceptions
Restaurants, cafes
Take away food and beverages to be consumed away from the premises (including collected by the purchaser or home delivery)

Cafés or canteens at hospitals, care homes or schools; prison and military canteens; services providing food or drink to the homeless, workplace canteens can provide takeaway
Food courts
Take away food and beverages to be consumed away from the premises (including collected by the purchaser or home delivery)

Retail

Business, premises or place
Exceptions
Auction houses

Real estate auctions and open house inspections
Private inspections by appointment
Outdoor and indoor markets
Excludes food markets and where the total number of persons present in any indoor space at the same time does not exceed 1 person per 4 square metres


Beauty and personal care services

Business, premises or place
Exceptions
Hairdressers and barber shops
Allowed where appointment time is no longer than 30 minutes and the total number of people present does not exceed 1 person per 4 square
Note: This advice is current as of 25 March 2020 and is subject to change.
Beauty salons, nail salon, tattoo parlours and other premises which offer beauty therapies or body modification services

Saunas, bathhouses and wellness centres, spas and massage parlours

Entertainment venues

Business, premises or place
Exceptions
Cinemas

Licensed hotels, bars and clubs (including nightclubs), including premises operated under:

  • general and hotel licences
  • on premises licences
  • club licences
  • production and sales licences

Casinos, gaming or gambling venues, retail gambling outlets

Concert venues, theatre, arenas, auditoriums, stadiums, function centres
Live performance by a small group for the purpose of streaming where the total number of persons present in any indoor space at the same time does not exceed 1 person per 4 square metres
Amusement parks and arcades

Play centres (indoor and outdoor)

Leisure and recreation

Business, premises or place
Exceptions
Community and recreation centres (such as community halls, clubs, indoor sporting venues, RSLs, PCYCs)
Facilities may remain open for the purpose of hosting essential voluntary or public services, such as food banks or homeless services
Gymnasiums, health clubs, fitness centres, yoga, barre and spin facilities

Outdoor sporting and recreational venues and activities (e.g. golf courses, tennis courts and playing fields)
Total number of persons participating in an activity does not exceed 10 people and does not exceed 1 person per 4 square metres
Boot camps, personal training operating outside and inside
Total number of persons participating in an activity does not exceed 10 people and does not exceed 1 person per 4 square metres
Public swimming pools


Accommodation services

Business, premises or place
Exceptions
Hotels, hostels, bed and breakfasts, campsites, caravan parks, and boarding houses
Total number of persons present in any indoor space at the same time does not exceed 1 person per 4 square metres (excludes house guests, permanent residents and workers)

Non-residential institutions

Business, premises or place
Exceptions
Galleries, museums, national institutions and historic sites
Take away food and beverages to be consumed away from the premises (including collected by the purchaser or home delivery)

Cafés or canteens at hospitals, care homes or schools; prison and military canteens; services providing food or drink to the homeless, workplace canteens can provide takeaway
Local government non-essential facilities and services (such a libraries, community centres, youth centres and pools)

Community facilities (such as community halls, clubs, RSLs, PCYCs);

Places of worship

Venues that host weddings and funerals
Weddings with a maximum attendance of no more than 5 people and where people present at the same time does not exceed 1 person per 4 square metres.
Funerals attended by a maximum of no more than 10 people and where people present at the same time does not exceed 1 person per 4 square metres.
Note: This advice is current as of 25 March 2020 and is subject to change.

Enforcement

South Australia Police will be conducting proactive random checks on venues and those businesses which have been captured by these newly announced restrictions.

Failure to comply with the direction is an offence with a maximum penalty of $20,000 per individual or $75,000 for a company.

Hygiene and social distancing measures to reduce and manage risks

Social distancing

In all settings, it is recommended to try to maintain 1.5 metre distance between yourself and others. As a rule of thumb, this means that each person must have enough space available to them to stretch both arms out sideways and turn around in a full circle.

The total number of persons present in the single undivided indoor space at the same time should not exceed one person per 4 square metres (2 by 2 metres).

Limiting the density of people (one person per four square metres) allows people to maintain sufficient social distancing and limits the number of people in any one room to reduce the opportunity for coronavirus to be transmitted.

Availability of hand hygiene products and/or facilities

Hand hygiene products (e.g. alcohol-based hand sanitiser) or hand washing facilities (basins with taps and soap) must be available. Suitable waste receptacles, with frequent cleaning and waste disposal are also required.

Hands should be washed frequently, with soap and water and for at least 20 seconds.

Further information

Information for Business and Industry - COVID-19
Social distancing
World Health Organisation - Reducing the spread of COVID-19 in the workplace (PDF 590KB)

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