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.

In March 2020, the State Coordinator made a Direction under the Emergency Management Act 2004 to limit public activities

Current Direction details

This direction may be cited as the Emergency Management (Public Activities No 18) (COVID-19) Direction 2021.

It came into effect at 4:48pm on 22 January 2021 and revokes the Emergency Management (Public Activities No 17) (COVID-19) Direction 2021.

Emergency Management (Public Activities No 18) (COVID-19) Direction (PDF, 694.1 KB) - 22 January 2021
Emergency Management (Public Activities No 18) (COVID-19) Direction (RTF, 274.0 KB) - 22 January 2021

More information

FAQs related to the current Direction are in the Public activities section on the Common questions page.

Contact-Tracing-Record-Attendance-at-Public-Activities (PDF, 185.1 KB)

Public activity requirements table (PDF, 234.9 KB)