During Level 5 Restrictions, schools and childcare facilities may remain open for children of essential workers. The requirement to wear a mask is not in effect at primary or secondary schools.

Childcare services

Child care services, vacation care and long day care continue to operate.

Schools and preschools

Public schools and preschools continue to operate.

Visit the Department for Education website for more information about public school and preschool operations during COVID-19 restrictions.

Universities, higher education and vocational education

Higher education facilities may operate.

Specific requirements are in place for people who have returned from a country or region that is at high or moderate risk for COVID-19. University, higher education and vocational education administrators are advised to review what measures they have in place for remote learning to accommodate people in those circumstances.

SA Health has recently advised that it is safe for students and staff to attend university, TAFE and other VET institutions, and encouraged them to feel comfortable returning to attend in-person when possible.

However, if you have a chronic medical condition or a compromised immune system, you should consult your GP in first instance. If you are feeling unwell, you should stay home.

Advice for parents and carers

Information for parents and carers is available on the Department of Education website.