When the Prime Minister makes recommendations to the states about restriction guidelines relating to COVID-19, each state must then consider how those recommendations will be applied. They are not enforceable in South Australia until the State Coordinator, Commissioner Grant Stevens, enacts a Direction.

The South Australian Directions apply to everyone living in, and entering, South Australia.

On 10 April 2020, the State Coordinator made a Direction under the Emergency Management Act 2004 to limit entry into residential aged care facilities.

The Emergency Management (Residential Aged Care Facilities No 4) (COVID-19) Direction 2020 will come into effect at 12:01am on Friday 22 May 2020. It revokes the Emergency Management (Residential Aged Care Facilities No 3) (COVID-19) Direction 2020.

This Direction will remain in place until it is updated or removed.

Direction details

The Direction outlines restrictions which impact a resident’s ability to leave residential aged care facilities, along with visitation rights to these facilities.

Residential Aged Care Facilities No 4 (COVID-19) Direction (PDF, 1.2 MB) - 21 May 2020
Residential Aged Care Facilities No 4 (COVID-19) Direction (RTF, 112.4 KB) - 21 May 2020

Frequently asked questions (PDF, 447.4 KB)- 21 May 2020
Frequently asked questions   (DOCX, 178.0 KB)- 21 May 2020

For more information about this Direction, see the SA Health website.

Page last updated 21 May 2020