What COVID-19 business restrictions are currently in place?
Business, travel and activity restrictions continue to ease in South Australia, meaning a return to operation for many South Australian businesses, while still adhering to certain COVID-19 safety measures that limit patron numbers and social interaction.
For up to date information about current restrictions, see COVID-19 response.
How do I know if I am an essential worker?
During current restrictions, a person may leave the home if they are identified as an essential worker with a list of current essential services that can continue to remain operational available at Recovery from COVID-19.
Essential operations are to ensure continued operation of distribution centres and other essential businesses is permitted. Continued operations at sites must be essential and all non-essential personnel must not attend until restrictions begin to be eased.
For more information about stay at home requirements for South Australians, including the Emergency Management (COVID-19) (Stay at home) Direction 2020, visit Stay at home and Stay at home Q&A.
Do I need to complete a COVID-Safe Plan?
If your business conducts any of the Defined public activities
outlined by SA Police, you must complete a COVID-Safe plan before opening.
A more comprehensive COVID Management Plan, approved by SA Health, will be required for:
- any activity of more than 1000 people
- venues wishing to offer both dancing and consumption of alcohol.
Learn more and complete your COVID-Safe Plan.
Does my business need a trained COVID Marshal?
Businesses that require a COVID Marshal include gyms and sporting clubs, cafes, bars and restaurants, supermarkets, social and religious groups, and more.
For venues with a capacity of fewer than 200 people, businesses can nominate an existing staff member to perform the duties of a COVID Marshal in addition to their regular role.
If more than 200 people are reasonably expected to participate in your business activity, then a dedicated COVID Marshal must be appointed.
Learn more and access COVID Marshal Training.
What measures should I be taking to keep my staff and customers safe?
It’s important that all businesses are maintaining safe work practices even as the threat of COVID-19 seems to lessen.
Employers must continue to provide access to proper hygiene equipment, like hand sanitiser and soap, and encourage social distancing where possible.
To see advice, visit SafeWork Australia.
Does my employee need a COVID-19 test?
SA Health asks South Australians experiencing one or more symptoms of COVID-19 to seek testing. Symptoms may include fever or chills, cough, sore throat, runny nose, shortness of breath and loss of taste or smell.
This is especially important for those who have been in the vicinity of a confirmed COVID-19 case recently.
While most of us endeavour to work from home, encouraging a sick employee to get tested is a good way to promote healthy workplace practices and help stop the spread.
More information about COVID-19 testing, including test locations, is available from the SA Health website.