COVID Update

New Covid Directions came into effect from midnight 17 November. 

The following activities are not permitted (expected duration of 2 weeks) - 

  • Gyms 
  • Play cafes 
  • Trampoline centres or similar 
  • Sport at recreation centres 
  • Community sport (indoor / outdoor, contact / non-contact) 
  • Dance / yoga / pilates / spin classes 
  • Any activity with a previously approved COVID Management Plan must not be carried out for a period of two weeks from the commencement of the Direction

The following activities are permitted

  • Outdoor boot camps / personal training (complying with density and social distancing rules) 
  • Golf (as it is considered a recreational activity) 
  • Elite, professional and intra-school sports (Note: some school sport has already been cancelled. Please check with School Sport on this)
  • Swimming for fitness or rehabilitation purposes at swimming pools used by the public (Note: some pools have made the decision to close, please check with your local pool) 
  • Indoor public meetings 
  • Onsite purchase and consumption of food or beverages, if - 
    • food and beverages (including alcohol) are only consumed by patrons while seated
    • there are no communal food or beverage service areas (such as buffets, salad bars or communal water / beverage dispensers); and 
  • The total number of persons attending the place does not exceed 100 people (including outdoor seating); and 
  • The total number of persons on each table does not exceed 10

General directions

  • Density requirements have changed to 1 person per 4 square metres 
  • Physical distancing remains at 1.5 metres 
  • Private gatherings at licensed venues will be capped at 50, with 1 person per 4 sqm, no vertical (standing) consumption 
  • Hospitality (pubs, clubs, restaurants) capped at 100 per venue, with 1 person per 4 sqm, standing consumption including outdoor, max booking size 10, seated dining only 
  • Gatherings at private residences capped at 10 people

General advice

  • Consider working from home if you can 
  • Vulnerable people should remain at home 
  • Restrict all unnecessary travel/outings 
  • Wear a mask for activities where you cannot avoid crowds (e.g. bus/train travel) 
  • Get tested even if your symptoms are only mild 
  • Check SA Health website for locations/dates and times were isolation/testing is recommended 

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