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UPDATE COVID-19 Direction 2020 – Stay at Home No 3

20 Nov 2020 8:33pm

An update has been made to the Stay at Home Direction restrictions in South Australia.

The Emergency Management (Stay at Home No 2) (COVID-19) Direction 2020 has been revoked and replaced by the Emergency Management (Stay at Home No 3) (COVID-19) Direction 2020. This new Direction came into effect as of 11.30am Friday 20 November 2020.

It is important to note that the following information only highlights the amendments and does not reflect all of the requirements under the Stay at Home Direction No 3. Previous directions are still in place unless otherwise mentioned below. For the full list of requirements please visit:

A person may leave the home for the purpose of undertaking duties as an essential worker which are classified as those people who perform work which is essential for the continued operation.

The following operations/businesses have been added to the Essential Worker categories:

  • Indoor or outdoor market, but only operations related to the provision of groceries or fresh food and not operations related to the provision of food or beverages prepared on site (whether for consumption on site or takeaway); and
  • A newsagent.

The following reasons have been added as reasons to leave home:

  • To obtain essential goods or services from an indoor or outdoor market for groceries or fresh food only and/or a newsagent; and
  • For exercise with people who reside at their home for a maximum of two hours per day.

Essential Health Services and testing requirements of commercial transport and freight operators have not been updated. Details can be found in the Direction in relation to this.

Retail shopping hours will return to normal as of 12.01am on Sunday 22 November 2020.

All directions, frequently asked questions and other information can be found here:

You will need to wait for further information in relation to this however, if you have any pressing questions in relation to COVID-19 information please contact the SA COVID-19 Information Line on 1800 253 787 between the hours of 9am to 5pm 7 days per week or go to the SA Health website at or