To prevent the spread of COVID-19, you may be required to self-isolate or self-quarantine.

You may be required to self-isolate if:

  • you have arrived in South Australia from overseas
  • you have been in close contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19
  • you have tested positive for COVID-19

During the quarantine period you must stay at home (or in your hotel room if required) and not leave unless you need to seek urgent medical care.

See Self-isolation and quarantine advice from SA Health for instructions on how and where to self-isolate.


If you are directed by a health professional or law enforcement agency to quarantine for 14 days, you must do so.

A $1,000 on-the-spot fine can be issued to anyone breaching self-quarantine requirements.

SA Health and SA Police are working together to monitor people who should be in quarantine and fines may be issued to people who breach these directives.

Bushfires and COVID-19

If you are in self-quarantine or self-isolation due to COVID-19, you can leave your home if you are in an emergency or your home is unsafe – but try to get back home as soon as you can safely.

During an emergency, if you need to attend an emergency relief centre or a Bushfire Last Resort Refuge, you need to stay outside, alert emergency services (eg, Police or relief authorities at the location) and follow instructions. Advise emergency services that you have left self-quarantine or self-isolation due to COVID-19.

Review your Bushfire Survival Plan.

Testing positive

If you have tested positive for COVID-19 read the following advice from SA Health.

Information about a positive result for COVID-19

More information

Information for the Community on COVID-19 - SA Health. This includes information on:

  • What to do if you're not feeling well
  • Information for maternity patients

You can also read the SA government direction

Isolation following diagnosis or close contact direction

Page last updated: 23 November 2021