Level 3 restrictions are now in place in South Australia. Continue to check Contact tracing and exposure locations as the list of exposure sites is updated.

South Australia is currently under Level 3: Medium restrictions, with some additional requirements.

Level 3: medium restrictions

  • 1/4 density (1 person per 4 square metres)
  • No communal consumption facilities
  • Seated food and beverage consumption only
  • COVID Management Plan: events of more than 1,000 people and outdoors only
  • Shisha ban
  • Masks for high risk settings
  • Masks for personal care services (but not by the customer if it inhibits the service)
  • Masks for health care services
  • Masks for passenger transport services
  • Masks for indoor fitness facilities (except while exercising)
  • Restrictions on dancing and singing
  • Sports spectator restrictions

Additional restrictions

  • Private activity cap: 10 (including residents of residential premises, unless more than 10 people live at a residence then it is that number)
  • Private activity cap: 50 (only for Weddings and Funerals outside residential premises)
  • Masks for shared indoor public places
  • 1/8 density (indoor fitness facilities)
  • School, team and club sport or training that does not involve interaction with other schools, teams or clubs is permitted.
  • Note- Indoor fitness facility means gymnasiums, health clubs, fitness centres, yoga, barre and spin facilities, dance and pilates studios and swimming pools (other than swimming pools being used for rehabilitation purposes authorised by a health or disability practitioner).


Masks (covering the mouth and nose) are required in:

  • High risk settings
  • Personal care services (but not by the customer if it inhibits the service)
  • Health care services
  • Passenger transport services
  • Indoor fitness facilities (except while exercising)
  • Shared indoor public places

A requirement that a person wear a face mask does not apply to a person:

  • if they have a relevant medical condition, including problems with their breathing, a serious condition of the face, a disability or a mental health condition (Evidence of a relevant medical condition must be produced on request)
  • in circumstances where the ability to see the mouth is essential for communication, such as to enable communication by or with any patron who is deaf or hard of hearing
  • in circumstances where removal of the mask is lawfully required for identification purposes
  • when the person is eating or drinking
  • if the person is a child under 12 years of age
  • if the person is carrying out functions as an authorised worker and it is not possible to properly carry out those functions with a mask on.

High risk setting

High risk means each of the following:

  • a residential aged care facility;
  • a disability care facility;
  • a prison, correctional facility, training centre or other place of custody;
  • any of the following areas within a public or private hospital:
  • an emergency department;
  • an intensive care unit;
  • a respiratory ward;
  • an oncology ward;
  • health care services provided in any of the Aboriginal communities listed in Schedule 1 or any other Aboriginal community controlled health service.

Personal Care

Personal Care includes services such as hairdressers, barbershops, beauty salons, nail salons, tattoo parlours, and other premises at which beauty therapy, tanning, waxing, piercing, body modification services are provided, as well as wellness centres, day spas, massage parlours, saunas, and bathhouses.

COVID Marshals are required for:

  • Restaurant/Food court/Fast food/Cafe (Not vending machines, takeaway).
  • Gyms/Fitness centres/Swimming pools.
  • Religious/faith-based ceremonies.
  • Public assemblies - (Convention, Procession, Parade or Commemorative event in a public place).
  • Supermarkets, areas where food is served, hardware stores and distribution centres.
  • And if food/beverages are being served at:
    • Personal care services.
    • Public entertainment.
    • Casino or gaming area.

COVID Safe Plan required for a defined public activity unless a COVID Management Plan is in place.

COVID Management Plan is required for an event where:

  • More than 1000 people are present.
  • A venue is used for the purpose of loud music dancing and drinking.
  • Entertainment is of a sexually explicit nature. *Note- The plan must be approved before the event takes place or the Nightclub or Relevant Licensed Premises operates.

Public activities levels chart (PDF, 84.0 KB)

Public activities Level 3 requirements (PDF, 102.1 KB)

Information related to the current Direction are in the Activities section on the Common questions page.

Page last updated: 28 July 2021