The content on this page is accurate under the current Directions related to gatherings and social activities, business and travel restrictions, and residential aged care facilities.

Step 2 of easing restrictions has been brought forward to 1 June and new maximum limits of people allowed in venues have been set. This page will be updated when new Directions are effective.

The latest information and links for businesses and organisations to complete their COVID-Safe plans are available on the Recovery from COVID-19 page.

In line with the direction on business closures, the following types of business have restrictions imposed.

Penalties are in place for any individual or business that breaches this direction.

  • Individuals may be issued with a $1,000 on-the-spot fine.
  • Businesses may be issued with a $5,000 on-the-spot fine.

For more information you can read the Direction regarding the closure of non-essential businesses and other activities.

Food and drink outlets

Restaurants, cafés, wineries and pubs

Any business which in their normal course of operations sell food and beverages can now open. Those businesses with a liquor licence are permitted to sell alcohol in conjunction with a meal.

Patrons can approach a bar or service area to order but they cannot sit at the bar or service area to eat.

Dining venues:

Must:

  • limit the number of people on site to 1 person per 4 square metres (density requirement)
  • observe, and encourage observing of, social distancing (1.5 metres rule)
  • have a maximum of 20 patrons at any time: 10 indoor and 10 outdoor. (This is the maximum regardless of how many dining areas/spaces there are.)
    Note: People collecting takeaway are not included in the 20. For people waiting for takeaway, social distancing of 1.5 metres between themselves must be adhered to.
  • ensure patrons are seated when being served the food and alcohol.

Should:

  • minimise use of shared equipment
  • maintain and encourage good hygiene; offer hand sanitiser
  • ensure frequent environmental disinfection cleaning of the premises
  • implement signage/markings to support compliance by staff and patrons
  • review aspects of their business that may increase the risk of transmission; ensure that any period of closure has not caused non-compliance with food safety standards.

Dining Step 1 Fact sheet - 22 May 2020
Dining Step 1 Fact sheet - 22 May 2020

Food courts

Food courts are closed, however, take away food and beverages to be consumed away from the premises (including collected by the purchaser or home delivery) may be sold.

Personal care services

Hairdressers

Hairdressers and barbers can remain open provided the total number of persons present does not exceed one person per 4 square metres.

The following businesses are closed:

  • Beauty salons
  • Nail salons
  • Tattoo parlours
  • Beauty therapy or body modification services
  • Saunas, bathhouses and wellness centres
  • Spas and massage parlours

Entertainment venues

Licensed hotels, bars and clubs (including nightclubs)

Pubs and clubs are closed but may still supply take away food and beverages via pickup or delivery.

Shisha or hookah bars or businesses, or stores that sell shisha or vaping equipment are closed.

Cinemas

Theatres and cinemas are closed

Gaming venues

Casinos, gaming or gambling venues and retail gambling outlets are closed

Concert venues

Theatres, arenas, auditoriums, stadiums, function centres are closed. Live performance by a small group for the purpose of streaming are permitted where the total number of persons present in any indoor space at the same time does not exceed 1 person per 4 square metres.

Amusement parks and arcades

These business are closed

Play centres

Indoor or outdoor play centres are closed

Venues that host weddings and funerals

See Events, activities and gatherings for restrictions on weddings and funerals

Leisure, recreation and community facilities

Parks

Most parks are operated by local councils. Parks and playgrounds are deemed safe environments. National parks remain open. Social distancing measures should still be observed. The number of people gathering should not exceed 10 people and the social distancing principles of 1.5 metres applies.

Community and recreation centres

From 11 May 2020, community halls, youth centres and clubrooms can open, provided that the following requirements and recommendations are observed and followed. Halls, centres and clubrooms:

Must:

  • limit the number of people on site to 1 person per 4 square metres (density requirement)
  • have a maximum of 10 people on site at any one time
  • keep any indoor sporting facilities closed
  • not provide food or beverages indoors
  • observe, and encourage observing of, social distancing (1.5 metres rule)

Should:

  • encourage good hygiene, offer hand sanitiser at entrance and exit
  • monitor entry and exits to ensure the number of attendees does not exceed the maximum
  • keep records of attendees
  • ensure frequent environmental disinfection cleaning of the premises
  • implement signage/markings to support compliance with current restrictions and advice

Community and youth centres Step 1 Fact sheet (PDF, 286.2 KB) - 13 May 2020
Community and youth centres Step 1 Fact sheet (DOCX, 183.1 KB) - 13 May 2020

Health and fitness facilities

Gyms, health clubs, fitness centres, yoga, barre and spin facilities are closed until 1 June.

Boot camps, personal training

Boot camps or training sessions of up to 10 people are allowed. The number of people gathering should not exceed 10 people and the social distancing principles of 1.5 metres applies.

Sports

From 11 May 2020, any sport may recommence outdoor training, provided that the following requirements and recommendations are observed and followed. Sports:

Must:

  • be outdoors
  • be limited to training activities only
  • have a maximum of 10 participants in any one group
  • be non-contact or limit training to non-contact skills training or training where only accidental contact might occur
  • ensure no participant is accompanied by more than 1 caregiver who is not participating
  • observe, and encourage, social distancing (1.5 metres rule)

Should:

  • minimise use of shared equipment and facilities
  • limit the total numbers of additional people present
  • minimise unnecessary co-mingling
  • encourage good hygiene, offer hand sanitiser at entrance and exit
  • ensure frequent environmental disinfection cleaning of the premises
  • implement signage/markings to support compliance with current restrictions and advice
  • refer to the Australian Institute of Sport’s Framework for Rebooting Sport for further guidance

Sports Step 1 Fact sheet (PDF, 367.6 KB) - 13 May 2020
Sports Step 1 Fact sheet (DOCX, 184.3 KB) - 13 May 2020

Outdoor sport

  • Non-contact competition can commence from 1 June 2020 (training is already allowed).
  • Contact training can commence from 1 June.
  • Contact competition can commence from 25 June 2020.

Indoor sport

  • Non-contact sport training and competition can commence from 1 June.
  • Contact sport: non-contact skills training can commence from 1 June.
  • Contact sport: contact training can recommence from 25 June.
  • Contact competition cannot yet recommence.

Public swimming pools

From 11 May 2020, public swimming pools can re-open, provided that the following requirements and recommendations are observed and followed. Public swimming pools:

Must:

  • ensure there are no more than 20 swimmers per pool
  • limit the number of people in each separate pool to 1 person per 4 square metres (density requirement)
  • for lap swimming, limit swimmers to one per lane
  • ensure swimmers are not accompanied by more than 1 caregiver who is not swimming
  • keep communal showers and change rooms closed
  • not provide food or beverages on site
  • observe, and encourage observing of, social distancing (1.5 metres rule)

Should:

  • minimise use of communal facilities that are not closed (toilets etc)
  • encourage swimmers to shower with soap at home before swimming
  • minimise unnecessary co-mingling, especially outside of the pool
  • encourage good hygiene, offer hand sanitiser at entrance and exit
  • monitor entry and exits to ensure the number of attendees does not exceed the maximum
  • ensure frequent environmental disinfection cleaning of the premises
  • implement signage/markings to support compliance by staff and patrons

Public swimming pools Step 1 Fact sheet (PDF, 294.4 KB) - 22 May 2020
Public swimming pools Step 1 Fact sheet (DOCX, 185.7 KB) - 22 May 2020

Local government libraries

From 11 May 2020, local government libraries can open to the public, provided that the following requirements and recommendations are observed and followed. Local government libraries:

Must:

  • limit the number of people on site to 1 person per 4 square metres (density requirement)
  • have a maximum of 10 patrons at any one time, excluding staff
  • not provide any food or beverages for consumption on premises
  • observe, and encourage observing of, social distancing (1.5 metres rule)

Should:

  • encourage good hygiene, offer hand sanitiser at entry and exit
  • monitor entry and exit to ensure the number of patrons does not exceed the maximum
  • ensure frequent environmental disinfection cleaning of the premises
  • implement signage/markings to support compliance with current restrictions and advice
  • close interactive exhibitions and remove toys

Local government libraries Step 1 Fact sheet (PDF, 285.5 KB) - 13 May 2020
Local government libraries Step 1 Fact sheet (DOCX, 182.3 KB) - 13 May 2020

Galleries and cultural facilities

Museums, galleries, national institutions and historic sites are closed.

Places of worship

From 11 May 2020, places of worship are allowed to open to the public, for religious gatherings, private worship or small religious ceremonies, provided that the following requirements and recommendations are observed. Places of worship:

From 11 May 2020, places of worship are allowed to open to the public, for religious gatherings, private worship or small religious ceremonies, provided that the following requirements and recommendations are observed. Places of worship:

Must:

  • limit the number of people on site to 1 person per 4 square metres (density requirement)
  • restrict the number of congregants to a maximum of 10 attendees
  • observe, and encourage, social distancing (1.5 metres rule)

Should:

  • facilitate good hand and respiratory hygiene, including by offering hand sanitiser at entrance and exit
  • frequently clean and disinfect facilities
  • implement signage to support compliance with current restrictions and advice

Larger services (including organised and/or scheduled services) continue to be prohibited. However, recording or live streaming remains an option.

Places of worship Step 1 Fact sheet (PDF, 184.7 KB) - 13 May 2020
Places of worship Step 1 Fact sheet (DOCX, 182.7 KB) - 13 May 2020

Accommodation services

Hotels

Hotels, hostels, bed and breakfasts, campsites, caravan parks and boarding houses may still provide accommodation to guests, permanent residents and workers, provided the people present do not exceed one person per 4 square metres.

Caravan parks and camping grounds

Caravan parks and camping sites (whether associated with caravan parks or located in national or state parks) can provide accommodation, despite the restrictions on some businesses and activities that are currently in force.

From 11 May 2020, non-essential regional travel within South Australia is encouraged, which may result in more people staying in caravan parks and camping grounds.

Caravan parks and associated camping grounds:

Must:

  • limit the number of people on site to 1 person per 4 square metres (density requirement)
  • limit any gatherings on site to a maximum of 10 attendees
  • observe, and encourage observing of, social distancing (1.5 metres rule)
  • for swimming pools or play equipment on site, follow the requirements that apply to public facilities (including density and maximum user numbers)

Should:

  • facilitate good hand and respiratory hygiene, as much as possible
  • frequently clean and disinfect facilities, including shared kitchens and bathrooms
  • implement signage to support compliance with current restrictions and advice

Campsites and accommodation within South Australia’s national parks and campsites on Crown Land have reopened from Monday 11 May. Bookings are available online and through booking agents. To book a campsite online visit www.parks.sa.gov.au/booking

Operators and users of camp grounds in national and state parks should follow the above requirements as much as possible, recognising that cleaning and disinfection of share facilities is unlikely to occur on a frequent basis.

Caravan parks and camping grounds Step 1 Fact sheet (PDF, 281.3 KB) - 13 May 2020
Caravan parks and camping grounds Step 1 Fact sheet (DOCX, 184.1 KB) - 13 May 2020

Other services

Driving schools

Driving lessons or testing performed by licensed instructors or examiners in light motor vehicles, such as cars, may not operate.

Auctions and open inspections

From 11 May 2020, auction houses can open, real estate auctions can proceed and open-house inspections can proceed. Inspections and auctions:

Must:

  • be limited to 1 person per four square metres
  • have a maximum of 10 attendees at any one time, excluding staff
  • not provide food or drink to be consumed on the premises
  • keep a record of attendees
  • ensure any queuing to enter follows the 1.5 metre rule, and that people maintain this distance from each other as far as practical

Should:

  • monitor entry and exit to ensure the number of people inside does not exceed 10
  • where possible, arrange for alternative entry and exit points and direction of travel within the site
  • offer hand sanitiser on entry and exit

Premises occupied by a tenant

Premises can be shown in-person by private appointment only to:

  • prospective tenants during the last 28 days of a tenancy
  • prospective buyers

Routine inspections must still occur by audio-visual means unless there are exceptional circumstances.

See the fact sheet below for more information about notice requirements and limits on the number of inspections.

Auctions and open inspections Step 1 Fact sheet (PDF, 181.5 KB) - 19 May 2020
Auctions and open inspections Step 1 Fact sheet (DOCX, 180.7 KB) - 19 May 2020

Page last updated 28 May 2020