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.


More than 10 people or exceeding density requirements

Gatherings of more than 10 people at any place are prohibited. This includes indoor and outdoor places, public places, moveable places and residential properties.

Any gathering is prohibited where the total number of people present exceeds one person per four square metres.

Anyone who owns, controls or operates a place in the South Australia must not allow a prohibited gathering to occur at that place. No one may organise or attend such a gathering at any place in South Australia.


Exemptions are in place for these areas:

  • Food markets, supermarkets, grocery stores, retail stores or shopping centres
  • Office buildings, factories, mining sites and construction sites
  • Schools, universities, educational institutions and childcare facilities
  • Hotels, motels or other accommodation facilities
  • Places where people are present for the purposes of transiting through the place – eg Rundle Mall
  • Airports
  • Public transport, including in vehicles or at public transportation facilities such as stations, platforms and stops
  • Medical or health facilities
  • Gatherings necessary for the purposes of emergency services
  • Disability or aged care facilities
  • Prisons, correctional facilities, training centres or other place of custody
  • Courts or tribunals
  • Parliament
  • Council meetings meetings
  • Gatherings specified as exempt by the State Coordinator (or authorised officer) in writing
  • Households where more than 10 people ordinarily reside.

In all the above cases, social distancing and good hygiene should be practised where possible.


From 11 May 2020, the maximum number of attendees is increased to 10 guests. The celebrant, venue staff and any other person required to facilitate the wedding are not included in the 10, provided that the following requirements and recommendations are observed.

Weddings ceremonies:


  • limit the number of people on site to 1 person per 4 square metres (density requirement)
  • restrict the number of guests attending to a maximum of 10, including the couple but excluding the celebrant and/or necessary staff
  • observe, and encourage, social distancing (1.5 metres rule)
  • not provide food and beverages for consumption on premises
  • record attendee details


  • encourage good hand and respiratory hygiene, including by offering hand sanitiser at entrance and exit
  • arrange for the cleaning of facilities
  • minimise staff present as far as possible

Weddings Step 1 Fact sheet (PDF, 282.6 KB) - 13 May 2020


From 11 May 2020, the maximum number of mourners is increased to 20 if a funeral is held indoors, and 30 if it is held outdoors. This excludes those officiating at the funeral and other staff necessary to undertake the funeral.

Funeral organisers:


  • limit the number of people on site to 1 person per 4 square metres (density requirement)
  • restrict the number of mourners attending to a maximum of 20 indoors or 30 outdoors
  • observe, and encourage, social distancing (1.5 metres rule)
  • keep a record of attendees
  • not provide food or beverages for consumption on the premises


  • encourage good hand and respiratory hygiene, including by providing hand sanitiser
  • arrange for the appropriate cleaning of facilities

Funerals Step 1 Fact sheet (PDF, 451.2 KB) - 13 May 2020
Funerals Step 1 Fact sheet (DOCX, 184.4 KB) - 13 May 2020


Anyone who fails to comply with the direction may be fined.

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

More information

For more details, read the full Directions.


Page last updated 27 May 2020