Updates to COVID-Safe Plans
Rules and restrictions regarding religious ceremonies and weddings have changed. If you operate either of these activities you should update your COVID-Safe Plan to ensure your Plan is correct and up-to-date.
Who needs to create a COVID-Safe Plan
The Public Activities COVID-19 Direction places conditions on businesses that conduct a number of Defined public activities.
Businesses involved in a Defined public activity must have a COVID-Safe Plan in place in order to trade.
See Activities and gatherings for:
- definitions of Defined public activities
- businesses and activities that are still restricted
- businesses and activities that are excluded from the Direction.
If you have not completed a COVID-Safe Plan, do not have this available at your premises, or do not comply with current Directions, you can be fined up to $5,000.
How to create a COVID-Safe Plan
Fill out the form on this page to create your Step 3 COVID-Safe Plan. Your completed form is your Plan. This Plan will outline how your staff and patrons can be kept safe from COVID-19.
- Refer to official COVID-19 advice and directions to help you complete this plan. Carefully review this website and www.safeworkaustralia.gov.au.
- Follow the link below and fill out the whole form. If your business has several premises, each venue will need a separate Plan.
- Discuss and share relevant details of your plan with staff, contractors and suppliers so that everyone is aware of what they need to do and what they can expect.
- Implement the steps you have agreed to as best you can. Remember: the requirements on the form are obligations – you may face a fine if you do not comply with these.
- Review your plan regularly and make changes as and when required. COVID-19 is a fast-changing situation, and the South Australian Government responds to this via a step-by-step approach to easing certain restrictions.
- Print or download the Plan and make it available at your premises.
Create your COVID-Safe Plan for Step 3
Voluntary COVID-Safe Plan
If your activity or business is not a Defined Public Activity, you are not legally required to complete a COVID-Safe Plan. However, should you wish to have a Plan as an extra precaution, you can complete a Voluntary COVID-Safe Plan.
Note, if you or your business conducts a Defined Public Activity and completes a Voluntary Plan, this Plan will not include the legal requirements that apply to you and you will be in breach of current Emergency Management Directions.
COVID Management Plan
A COVID Management Plan, approved by SA Health, will be required for:
- a defined public activity where more than 1000 people are reasonably expected to be present at or participating in the activity
- the onsite purchase and consumption of food or beverages at a place where the total number of persons present at the place for the purpose of the purchase and consumption of food or beverages is reasonably expected to exceed 1000 people
- the operation of a nightclub
- the operation of relevant licensed premises
In some cases, your events/business/activity may require both a COVID Management Plan and a COVID-Safe Plan for each vendor.
Enter the dimensions of a room or space, in metres, to find out the area and maximum number of people allowed.
people (excluding staff).
SA COVID-19 Information line - 1800 253 787 offers local information and advice on general COVID-19 information for South Australians. Operates from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm every day.
Your industry association may also be able to assist.
For technical help, contact firstname.lastname@example.org