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Updates: COVID-19 Public Activities and Cross Border - Associated Direction

30 Mar 2021 10:06pm

The Public Activities COVID-19 Direction and Cross Border-Associated Direction No 2 have been updated in South Australia

Public Activities Direction No 21

The Public Activities No 21 Direction comes into effect at 12.01am on Wednesday 31 March 2021.

The changes are:

-   Density provisions

  • at a place, or a place where a defined public activity is held, must not exceed 3 person per 4 square metres;
  • at a cinema, a live theatre or performance venue where there is fixed seating
    • Patrons must wear masks if more than 75% of seats are occupied.
  • At a place of worship
    • Where the worshippers are in fixed seating,  worshippers must  must wear masks if more than 75% of seats are occupied
    • Where the worshippers are not in fixed seating, worshippers must wear masks if the total number of persons present at the place exceeds 3 persons per 4 square metres.

-   Operation of shisha, smoking or vaping is now permitted (whether indoor or outdoor) if;

  • No reusable equipment associated with shisha, smoking or vaping is permitted.
  • Patrons must be provided a disposable mouthpiece and hose to be only used once by one person.
  • More than one person may not share the same shisha pot during a session
  • A shisha pot cannot be re-used until it is thoroughly sanitised inside and out

-   Dancing at a Night Club or relevant licensed premises :

  • Dancing is permitted at a Night Club or relevant licensed premises without a COVID Management Plan provided that:
    • The total number of patrons present is fewer than 1000; and
    • The density requirements of 3 people per 4 square metres are adhered to at the premises; and
    • The density requirements of 3 people per 4 square metres are adhered to on the dancefloor (it is to be treated as if it is a separate place)

Cross Border-Associated Direction No 2

The Cross Border-Associated Direction No 2 comes into effect at 7.55 pm on Tuesday 30 March 2021

The changes are

- The area in the State of New South Wales comprised of the Byron Shire Council will become a restricted zone.

- All travellers who have been in the New South Wales restricted zone on or after 26 March 2021 will be subject to Level 3 requirements.

- Level 3 requirements are:

  • Must have a COVID-19 test on days 1,5 &13
  • Must quarantine until they receive a negative COVID-19 test result after the day 1 test
  • Must not enter a high risk setting for a period of 14 days after arrival in SA, unless they are permitted to enter pursuant to clause 9 of the Direction
  • No entry to COVID Management Plan event in SA where more than 1000 people are present for 14 days after arrival in SA.

The Emergency Management (Public Activities No 20) (COVID-19) Direction 2021 has been revoked and replaced by the Emergency Management (Public Activities No 21) (COVID-19) Direction 2021. The Emergency Management (Cross Border Travel – Associated Direction No 1)(COVID-19) Direction 2021 has been revoked and replaced by the Emergency Management (Cross Border Travel – Associated Direction No 2)(COVID-19) Direction 2021