The South Australian Directions are all listed here and apply to everyone living in, and entering, South Australia. Recommendations made by the Prime Minister do not apply and are not enforceable in South Australia until the State Coordinator enacts a Direction.
Go to sa.gov.au to read each Direction.
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Report suspected breaches of self-quarantine and self-isolation orders; and businesses suspected of not complying with current restrictions.
Find the key contacts for COVID-19 state and national hotlines and websites as well as resources for mental health, relief centres and other authorities.
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Job hunters - we're still recruiting. While we have postponed information seminars, all other aspects of the recruiting process are continuing. The situation regarding COVID-19 is constantly evolving and we encourage you to keep accessing our web pages for updates, but at the current time the TAFE SA police recruitment test is still being offered by TAFE and all other recruitment testing is still being facilitated by SAPOL.
In response to the evolving situation around COVID-19 and the Governments advice over self-isolation and social distancing, the delegate of the Registrar of Firearms has exempted shooting club licensees from the requirement to complete a minimum of four shoots per year. This exemption will initially apply from 1 March to 30 September 2020. A letter has been provided to all Firearms Clubs outlining this measure. For any questions please contact your club in the first instance, otherwise contact Firearms Branch.
As part of the application process for a South Australian firearm licence, the applicant is required to complete to the satisfaction of the Registrar, a course in the safe handling, carriage and use of firearms.
Courses in South Australia are run by TAFE SA and encompass both written and practical examinations.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, sports clubs (including firearms ranges) have not been operating and TAFE SA have postponed all Firearm Safety Courses. This situation will continue to be reviewed in line with future announcements under the Emergency Management Act.
Applications for a firearm licence are still being accepted at this time, but cannot be approved without the completion of the Firearm Safety Course.
Applicants are advised, under section 15(9) of the Firearms Act 2015, if an application has not been granted within 6 months it will be deemed to have been refused. An applicant should therefore consider this before submitting their application and non-refundable fee.
Scammers are continuing to exploit the fear of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus). Common scams that are circulating relate to falsely advertising coronavirus-related remedies such as this one, and setting up fake fundraising initiatives. Members of the public need to be mindful that many of the fraudulent advert and product links are integrated into popular social media platforms. Emails claiming to be from legitimate health or fundraising organisations are also being used by scammers