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

This direction may be cited as the Emergency Management (Residential Aged Care Facilities No 10) (COVID-19) Direction 2020.

It came into effect at 12:01 am on Saturday 3 October 2020 and revokes the Emergency Management (Residential Aged Care Facilities No 9) (COVID-19) Direction 2020.

Residential Aged Care Facilities No 10 (COVID-19) Direction (PDF, 231.1 KB) - 6 October 2020
Residential Aged Care Facilities No 10 (COVID-19) Direction (RTF, 129.3 KB) - 6 October 2020

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

More information

FAQs related to this Direction are in the Residential aged care facilities section on the Common Questions page.

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

Page last updated: 3 October 2020