There are no longer any South Australian Aboriginal communities subject to restrictions on movement under the Biosecurity (Human Biosecurity Emergency) (Human Coronavirus with Pandemic Potential) Emergency Requirements for Remote Communities) Determination 2020 (the Determination).
The final three communities deemed Designated Areas – the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands, Gerard (Riverland), and Yalata (Far West Coast) – formally exited the Determination on Thursday, 9 July 2020.
As a result, the Principal Determination ceased to have effect on 10 July 2020.
Other communities – Yarilena (near Ceduna), Dunjiba (near Oodnadatta), Davenport (near Port Augusta), Maralinga Tjarutja (MT) Lands, Nepabunna (Flinders Ranges), and Point Pearce (Yorke Peninsula) – had exited the Determination earlier.
Decisions to opt in and opt out were made by leaders in these communities.
Some local restrictions still apply and travellers should contact local Aboriginal councils for more details.
For further information contact the SA COVID-19 Information Line on 1800 253 787.
For more advice and resources see Aboriginal communities.