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.

Current direction details

The Emergency Management (Residential Aged Care Facilities No 6) (COVID-19) Direction 2020 is now in effect. This Direction will remain in place until it is updated or removed.

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 6 (COVID-19) Direction (PDF, 1.3 MB) - 24 June 2020
Residential Aged Care Facilities No 6 (COVID-19) Direction (RTF, 111.8 KB) - 19 June 2020

FAQ - Residential Aged Care Facilities No 6 (PDF, 367.4 KB) - 24 June 2020
FAQ - Residential Aged Care Facilities No 6 (DOCX, 166.8 KB) - 24 June 2020

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

Page last updated: 20 June 2020