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Things do keep changing with COVID-19 and it is important to keep up to date so that you can stay safe. Here are resources for your state.


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Exposure sites are listed at Health Alert SA.


Easy Read

Updated rules in Easy English will be published here when available.


Accessing rapid antigen tests

If you are a close contact, you can access a kit of two free rapid antigen tests from RAT Collection Points across the state. You must register before collecting your kits from the RAT Collection Point.

Find more information about the Adelaide - Josie Agius Park/Wikaparntu Wirra RAT Collection Point.

If you are not a close contact, rapid antigen tests are sold commercially in supermarkets and pharmacies.

Reporting your result

You are legally required to report all positive rapid antigen test results. You must report your positive result if you get your test from a designated RAT Collection Point, from a retail outlet, from your workplace or through any other means (i.e. over the internet).

You can also report negative and invalid test results to help provide a full picture of rates of COVID-19 testing in the state.

Report your result online or call the SA COVID-19 Information Line on 1800 253 787 to report your result.

What do I do if I have a positive result?

If you test positive in a rapid antigen test, this is considered a case. You do not need to get a PCR test to confirm your result.

You must:

  • report your result as soon as possible
  • isolate for 10 days from the day you had a positive result
  • notify your close contacts that you have tested positive.

Read more information about what to do if you test positive to COVID-19.

If you are a close contact with no COVID-19 symptoms and test positive in your day 6 test, you are able to get a PCR test to confirm your result.


Restrictions are at Level 1 in SA

SA Premier Steven Marshall says that only symptomatic people will be getting PCR tests in the coming days. 

Close contacts will be able to take rapid antigen tests but will have to log their results. 

South Australia is currently under Level 1 restrictions with some additional restrictions.

Level 1 restrictions

    • 1/4 density for indoor seated activities
    • 1/2 density for outdoor seated activities
    • No communal consumption facilities
    • 1/7 density (indoor fitness facilities) If fitness classes being held outdoors (1/2 density) LGA’s cannot charge a fee to fitness instructors for the use of public parks (unless a current contract is in existence).
    • Seated food and beverage consumption only for indoor defined public activities
    • COVID Management Plans required for events of more than 1,000 people
    • Shisha ban
    • Gathering at home cap: 10 (gatherings at residential premises, including residents of residential premises)
    • Masks for high risk settings
    • Masks for personal care services (except for the person receiving the service, if necessary for the provision of the personal care service)

    Additional restrictions

    • Masks for health care services (except for the person receiving the service, if necessary for the provision of the health care service)
    • Masks for passenger transport services
    • Masks for indoor fitness facilities (except while exercising)
    • Masks for shared indoor public places (except bridal parties during ceremonies)
    • Restrictions on dancing and singing.

    Note: An approved contact tracing system (QR code) is generated from a COVID Safe Plan.

    Private activity

    Private Activity no longer permitted.  If held in a relevant venue, than venue rules apply for hospitality.

    Private function

    Private Function no longer permitted.  If held in a relevant venue, than venue rules apply for hospitality.

    Masks

    Masks (covering the mouth and nose) are required in:

    • High risk settings
    • Personal care services (except for the person receiving the service, if necessary for the provision of the health care service)
    • Health care services (except for the person receiving the service, if necessary for the provision of the health care service)
    • Passenger transport services
    • Indoor fitness facilities (except while exercising)
    • Shared indoor public places (except bridal parties during ceremonies)

    A requirement that a person wear a face mask does not apply to a person:

    • 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)
    • in circumstances where the ability to see the mouth is essential for communication, such as to enable communication by or with any patron who is deaf or hard of hearing
    • in circumstances where removal of the mask is lawfully required for identification purposes
    • when the person is eating or drinking
    • if the person is a child under 12 years of age
    • if the person is carrying out functions as an authorised worker and it is not possible to properly carry out those functions with a mask on.

High risk setting

High risk means each of the following:

  • a residential aged care facility
  • a disability care facility
  • a prison, correctional facility, training centre or other place of custody
  • a public or private hospital
  • health care services provided in any of the Aboriginal communities listed in Schedule 1 or any other Aboriginal community controlled health service.

Personal care

Personal Care includes services such as hairdressers, barbershops, beauty salons, nail salons, tattoo parlours, and other premises at which beauty therapy, tanning, waxing, piercing, body modification services are provided, as well as wellness centres, day spas, massage parlours, saunas, and bathhouses.

Dancing

Dancing is only permitted in dance studios or for wedding couples. It is not permitted in licensed premises or at any other function.

Singing

Singing is not permitted but when a person is singing indoors, they must wear a mask.

Exceptions include if:

  • the person is performing individually (not including a karaoke performer); or
  • the person is a member of a group of performers performing or rehearsing in the premises (not including karaoke performers or persons performing or rehearsing as part of a choir or chorus); or
  • the premises are an educational establishment; or
  • the person is undertaking or providing an individual lesson.

 

 

 


People who have any of the symptoms below, even if mild, should get tested for COVID-19 as soon as symptoms appear:

  • fever or chills
  • cough
  • sore throat
  • runny nose
  • shortness of breath
  • loss of taste or smell
  • diarrhoea and vomiting

Testing Clinics


Border update

Current restrictions

4 December

Arrivals

The Arrivals—Associated Direction has been updated as of 2:53 pm.

All ACT, NSW and VIC arrivals are now considered Level 3 / Moderate risk.

Conditions of entry to South Australia are listed on the EntryCheck SA page.

Source Travel

South Australia has opened its borders to vaccinated travellers. COVID-19 vaccination requirements apply to all travellers over 12 years and 2 months of age, including returning SA residents.

If you are travelling to South Australia from interstate, you must complete an EntryCheck SA application. You can complete your application 14 days before your planned arrival, and it is recommended you apply at least 72 hours before your planned arrival.

South Australians travelling interstate must also complete an EntryCheck SA application before returning to the state.

EntryCheck SA will assess your COVID-19 risk and advise of any entry conditions.

Vaccinated travellers

You can travel to South Australia from interstate if you have completed a course of a COVID-19 vaccine approved or recognised by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA).

Depending on where you are travelling from and your level of risk, you may need to complete quarantine, testing and symptom check requirements using HealthCheck SA. Read more information about EntryCheck SA and entry conditions.

If you have not completed a course of a COVID-19 vaccine approved or recognised by the TGA (i.e. had one dose of 2 dose course), you will be classified as an unvaccinated traveller.

Unvaccinated travellers

If you are an unvaccinated traveller and do not have an approved medical exemption, you are not permitted to travel to South Australia. This includes returning South Australia residents.

Exemptions will be considered for select reasons (i.e. funerals, end-of-life visits). Applications for an exemption are made as an extension of your EntryCheck SA application. You can apply for an exemption via the link in your EntryCheck SA outcome email.

If your exemption is approved, you will be advised of your quarantine and testing requirements.

Completing quarantine

Depending on individual circumstances, some travellers may be required to complete quarantine at home using HealthCheck SA or in a medi-hotel.

Your EntryCheck SA or exemption approval will outline your quarantine requirements.

QR code check-in

COVID Safe Check-In is South Australia's QR code check-in system.

All travellers should download the mySA GOV app from Google Play or the App Store before travelling to South Australia. You are required to use the COVID Safe Check-In whenever you enter a business or premises displaying an approved QR code.

If you do not have a smartphone, you must provide you can complete a manual check-in.

Travelling interstate

If you want to travel from South Australia to another state, check the rules of the state you are travelling to before you leave. Not all state travel arrangements are reciprocal.

Interstate COVID-19 travel information

The Healthdirect COVID-19 Restriction Checker also links to each state's travel restrictions.

COVID Safe Check-In

All travellers to SA should download the mySA GOV app from Google Play or the App Store prior to travel to South Australia. Plane arrivals are required to use the COVID Safe Check-In to scan a QR code specific to the Adelaide Airport immediately after their arrival.

Any defined public activity which requires a COVID Safe Plan, and gatherings of 51 to 200 people at residential premises, must use an approved contact tracing system which includes the COVID-SAfe Check-in, Scan Tek or any other electronic platform which is approved by the state coordinator.

The QR Code will be issued upon the completion of an appropriate COVID-Safe Plan.

The QR code must be displayed in the premises/business/venue.

All people entering the place must upload their relevant contact details to the approved contact tracing system. This upload is automatic when you use the COVID SAfe Check-In to scan the QR code. Paper recording logs will be made available as a backup for people who don’t have a smartphone.

More information:


More information

See Common questions for more information.

Visit covid-19.sa.gov.au 

Call the dedicated SA information line - 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, 7 days on 1800 253 787

If you need to talk to someone about any of this, call the Disability Gateway on 1800 643 787 Mon-Fri 8 am to 8 pm. 


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