The South Australian government has released its Roadmap for Easing COVID-19 Restrictions. While the Prime Minister and National Cabinet have released a national framework, state and territory governments must develop their own plans for moving towards a COVID safe society and economy. This roadmap is South Australia's plan.

Recovery roadmap

Recovery Step 1 commenced on Monday 11 May with further easing of restrictions from 22 May.

Roadmap for Easing COVID-19 Restrictions (PDF, 70.8 KB) - 26 May 2020

For our next steps of transition, the government will review the Roadmap considerations (PDF, 38.1 KB).

1 June: Recovery Step 2

Further easing of restrictions will apply to specific activities from 1 June 2020.

Businesses reopening after COVID-19 restrictions will need to create a COVID-Safe Plan.

Social distancing

From 1 June, social distancing measures should still be followed. This means

  • 1 person per 4 square metres
  • 1.5 metres between people

Public gatherings

From 1 June, more people may gather, depending on room size.

  • A maximum of 80 people may gather at a venue.
  • Any separate room or area may have a maximum of 20 people (subject to the 1 person per 4 square metre rule).

Business restrictions eased

From 1 June, restrictions will be eased on the following businesses and activities.

  • Hospitality (seated at a table) at restaurants, cafes, wineries, pubs, breweries, bars
  • Cinemas, theatres, galleries and museums
  • Beauty, nails, tattoo, non-therapeutic massage
  • Driving instruction lessons
  • Gyms and indoor fitness (10 participants per class)
  • Funerals (50 max room limit)
  • Non-contact outdoor sport (competition) (20 max participants)
  • Non-contact indoor sport and indoor recreation activities (20 max per room; group classes 10 max participants)

Business responsibilities: COVID-Safe Plan

Businesses that were previously directed to close must complete a COVID-Safe Plan before they can reopen.

This Plan will outline how your staff and patrons can be kept safe from COVID-19. The plan must be completed and made available at your business premises. If your business was allowed to reopen during Step 1 of South Australia’s Roadmap to Recovery, you must complete a Plan before 1 June.

Create a COVID-Safe plan

Step 2 principles

The easing of restrictions for Step 2 is based on a number of principles based on available medical evidence.

While South Australia currently has a low number of cases, it is important that we continue to apply principles that limit the ability for COVID-19 to be transmitted and to spread among networks of people, and continue to test everyone with COVID-19 symptoms.

Read the Principles for Step 2 changes

Frequently asked questions (PDF, 239.0 KB) - 26 May 2020

Frequently asked questions  (DOCX, 227.3 KB) - 26 May 2020

Page last updated 27 May 2020