In South Australia, it is still mandatory to wear a mask in:

  • passenger transport (public transport, taxis, rideshare)
  • hospitals and health care
  • pharmacies
  • aged care facilities
  • disability care facilities

Masks are recommended when you are in indoor public places, especially when you can’t keep 1.5 metres distance from other people:

  • shopping centres and retail
  • workplaces
  • entertainment venues (e.g. libraries, cinema, theatre, live music)
  • sporting events
  • bars and restaurants (when not eating or drinking)
  • community centres and libraries

Face masks are important to help stop the spread of COVID-19 and other viruses like the flu.

Children under 12 years of age do not need to wear a mask.

Visit to learn more about masks and to download resources such as translated social media graphics and posters.

The South Australian Sports Medicine Association (SASMA) has identified the need for specific sport and activity COVID-Safe information to support physical activity and wellbeing across the community. Two focus areas include, returning to sport and activity post COVID and how to support a safe COVID environment at your club, school, activity area etc.

The Sport and Activity COVID Guideline accompanied with the communication material and information line will advise and assist the community across the state whether this be for training, recreation, fitness or competition.

As we all work to play sport which reduces the potential spread of COVID-19, the Office for Recreation, Sport and Racing has teamed up with Inclusive Sport SA to develop Return to Sport accessible communication material, to promote health literacy and positive hygiene practices.

This video provides important tips on the things we need to remember to stay safe at training and games.

Call the dedicated SA COVID-19 information line
9:00am to 5:00pm Monday to Friday