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Update to COVID-19 Cross Border-Associated Direction and Public Activities Direction 8 April

08 Apr 2021 7:14pm

Updates have been made to Cross Border Travel and Public Activities Directions in South Australia.

Cross Border Travel-Associated Direction No 4

The Emergency Management (Cross Border Travel-Associated Direction No 4) (COVID-19) Direction 2021 comes into effect at 12.01am on Friday 9 April 2021.

This Direction acts as an appendix to the Emergency Management (Cross Border Travel-General) (COVID-19) Direction 2021. It specifies the level of cross border requirements (as articulated in the Emergency Management (Cross Border Travel-General) (COVID-19) Direction 2021 for arrivals into South Australia as follows:

  • New South Wales, Byron Shire Council arrivals- no longer have any COVID-19 testing, quarantine or entry restrictions.
  • Queensland Restricted Zone arrivals (people having been in City of Brisbane, Logan City, City of Ispwich, Moreton Bay Region and Redlands City) up until 12.01am Monday 12 April 2021 - are still required to receive a COVID-19 test on day 1, 5 & 13, self-quarantine until they receive a negative test, not enter a high risk setting for 14 days and not attend an event with a COVID Management Plan (Level 3 restrictions). After 12.01 am on Monday 12 April 2021 these people are no longer required to have any COVID-19 testing, quarantine or other entry restrictions.
  • Overseas arrivals- (except New Zealand arrivals) must continue to comply with level 5 requirements.

Public Activities Direction No 22

The Emergency Management (Public Activities No 22) (COVID-19) Direction 2021 came into effect at 10.11am Thursday 8 April 2021.

The changes are in relation to the contact tracing system and records and are as follow:

  • Contact tracing has been defined as the process of identifying, assessing and managing people who have been or may have been in contact with a person who has COVID-19 which includes notifying the person, parent guardian or career of that person, determining locations where people have been and providing information and advice to a person.
  • A person/business which is required to retain contact tracing records must take reasonable steps to ensure that the records collected at the place, stored for 28 days and are destroyed within a prescribed period of 7 days which commences 28 days after the day in which the contact details are received.
  • Any relevant contact details that are captured by the approved contact tracing system under the direction or any other direction made under the Emergency Management Act 2004 may only be used for the purpose of contact tracing in relation to COVID-19 or in managing the COVID-19 pandemic and all reasonable steps must be taken to destroy these details within the prescribed period of 7 days commencing 28 days after the day in which the contact details are received.
  • Relevant contact details which are taken from the prescribed database and provided to SA Health for contact tracing purposes is taken to be obtained in connection with the operation of the Health Care Act 2008 and is protected under that Act.

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

If you require further information you can call 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