South Australia’s COVID-19 response.
For the most up-to-date information including current activity restrictions, vaccinations and current health advice visit covid-19.sa.gov.au
You can also contact the COVID-19 Hotline on 1800 253 787 (9am to 5pm 7 days).
South Australian Government support
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and its significant impact on local businesses, community organisations, industry sectors and jobs, the South Australian Government announced the establishment of two funds to support businesses, jobs and community organisations:
- Business and Jobs Support Fund
- Community and Jobs Support Fund
The Funds have supported a range of businesses and community organisations during the COVID-19 restrictions and with the vaccine roll-out now commencing, the funds have been combined to create the COVID-19 Support Fund.
For the latest updates visit the Department of Treasury and Finance.
Australian Government Support
Supporting businesses to take on apprentices and trainees
To assist with the recovery from the impact of COVID-19, the Australian Government is providing support to all eligible employers who engage a new Australian Apprentice.
Through the subsidy, any business or Group Training Organisation that engages an Australian Apprentice between 5 October 2020 and 31 March 2022 may be eligible for a subsidy of 50 per cent of wages paid to a new or recommencing apprentice or trainee for a 12-month period from the date of commencement, to a maximum of $7,000 per quarter.
There is no cap on the number of eligible trainees/apprentices. For more information visit the Department of Education, Skills and Employment website.
Real work, real experience
Real Work, Real Experience is an initiative of the South Australian Government to support the uptake of seasonal and regional jobs in South Australia, with COVID-19 having an impact on primary industries securing workers and tourism and hospitality filling roles in our regions. The Real Work, Real Experience website has been created as a central hub for information and links to programs and initiatives for workers and employers.