Who needs a COVID Management Plan

High-risk public activities that require a COVID Management Plan include:

  • gatherings and activities of more than 1,000 people
  • licensed premises under the Liquor Licensing Act 1997 where both dancing and the consumption of liquor occurs
  • the operation of a nightclub, where the principle purpose of the premise is for the consumption of liquor, the playing of loud, amplified music and dancing.

COVID Management Plans must be approved by SA Health before you can conduct the above activities.

No activity previously admitted under a COVID Management Plan will take place before 1 December 2020.

In some cases, your events/business/activity may require both a COVID Management Plan and a COVID-Safe Plan for each vendor.

Defined public activities under 1,000 people

COVID-Safe Plan

Venues or activities with no drinking or dancing

COVID-Safe Plan

Venues or activities with no drinking and dancing

COVID-Safe Plan

Venues or activities with drinking and dancing

COVID Management Plan

Activities, events, gatherings over 1,000 people

COVID Management Plan

Venues or activities with drinking and dancing that has multiple vendors

COVID Management Plan for the event/activity and a COVID-Safe Plan for each vendor

Activities, events, gatherings with over 1,000 people that has multiple individual vendors

COVID Management Plan for the event/activity and a COVID-Safe Plan for each vendor

Creating your COVID Management Plan

  • Confirm your activity requires a COVID Management Plan.
  • Download the COVID Management Plan Template (DOCX, 573.6 KB)
  • Review the Guidance and FAQs documents.
  • Seek additional advice to complete the plan if required. Industry-specific advice is available at: www.safeworkaustralia.gov.au
  • When your COVID Management Plan is complete, email the final copy and any supporting documentation to: Health.COVIDManagementPlan@sa.gov.au
  • You will be notified in writing by SA Health on the outcome of the assessment if your plan has been approved, denied or where you may have received conditional approval subject to some changes.
  • Once your plan is approved, it is your responsibility to implement the control measures in accordance with your plan.

More information

Overview of 5 stage application process - COVID Management Plan (PDF, 51.4 KB)

COVID Management Plan template (PDF, 797.8 KB)
COVID Management Plan template (DOCX, 573.6 KB)

COVID Management Plan amendment form (PDF, 161.3 KB)
COVID Management Plan amendment form (DOCX, 571.0 KB)

Guidance on completing your COVID Management Plan (PDF, 240.8 KB)
Guidance on completing your COVID Management Plan (DOCX, 555.3 KB)

COVID Management Plan FAQ (PDF, 253.7 KB)
COVID Management Plan FAQ (DOCX, 641.1 KB)

Contact

COVID Management Plans

If you require assistance or have any queries about COVID Management Plans, you can contact your local industry association or peak body, or contact SA Health.

Phone: 8226 7100 (Monday to Friday)
Email:  Health.COVIDManagementPlan@sa.gov.au

COVID-Safe Plans

Call the SA COVID-19 Information line 1800 253 787

Cross border travel

For cross border travel health exemptions, email: HealthExemptions.Covid19@eso.sa.gov.au

Risk mitigation plans

SA Health has information on COVID-19 Workplace Risk Mitigation for essential workers.
For further enquiries, email: Health.COVID19RiskMitigation@sa.gov.au

General COVID-19 information

SA COVID-19 Information line 1800 253 787 offers local information and advice on general COVID-19 information for South Australians (9:00 am to 5:00 pm, every day)

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Page last updated: 18 November 2020