The Premier has announced that as of 12.01am Thursday 5 August 2021, the proposed restrictions will be eased including:
1 person per 2 square metres for defined public activities.
1 person per 4 square metres for gyms and indoor fitness (indoor fitness facilities includes gyms, health clubs, fitness centres, yoga, barre and spin facilities, dance and pilates studios and swimming pools).
Sport (including school and community sport) can return to competition – restrictions on spectators.
The below restrictions will remain in place:
Seated consumption of food and beverage (outdoors and indoors). Communal food and beverages are not permitted.
No singing indoors, unless it is a performance, an education establishment or a private lesson.
Masks required in shared indoor public spaces, passenger transport services, health care services, high risk settings, and personal care services. Masks can be removed by a customer or client if it inhibits the provision of services by a health care service or a personal care service. Other exceptions also apply.
All easing of restrictions will be confirmed once the Emergency Management Directions are updated.
Until 12.01am Thursday 5 August 2021, the following restrictions are still in place:
Level 3: medium restrictions General restrictions that apply to Sport, Recreation and Fitness
1 person per 4 square metres.
No communal consumption facilities.
Seated food and beverage consumption only.
COVID Management Plan: events of more than 1,000 people and outdoors only.
School, team and club sport or training that does not involve interaction with other schools, teams or clubs is permitted. Masks are not required when physically exerting.
Sports spectator restrictions – spectators are only permitted to be present as a caregiver for a participant at training - only 1 caregiver per participant is permitted and must be wearing a mask.
Masks required for shared indoor public places (i.e. club rooms, fitness centres).
Masks required for health care services to be worn by providers and patients (i.e. club physiotherapy, sports trainers, doctors).
Mandatory use of QR Codes check-ins.
Fitness & swimming pools
Indoor fitness facility means gymnasiums, health clubs, fitness centres, yoga, barre and spin facilities, dance and pilates studios and swimming pools (other than swimming pools being used for rehabilitation purposes authorised by a health or disability practitioner).
1 person per 8 square metres density (indoor fitness facilities)
Individuals must remain separated at a reasonable distance from each other – as far as reasonably practicable, the required density of 1 person per 8 square metres.
Masks required for indoor fitness facilities and swimming pools (except while exercising).
Masks required for trainers/instructors/leaders (except while exercising).
All clubs/organisations are to fill in a COVID-Safe Plan before commencing activities.
How to create a COVID-Safe Plan
Fill out the form on covid-19.sa.gov.au to create your COVID-Safe Plan. Your completed form is your Plan. This Plan will outline how your staff, volunteers and patrons can be kept safe from COVID-19.
Am I required to create a COVID-Safe Plan?
If your business was previously directed to close, then you must complete a Plan before you reopen.
If you have not completed a Plan, do not have this available at your premises, or do not comply with current Directions, you can be fined up to $5,000.
Completing and implementing your Plan is the best way to ensure your business is compliant and COVID-safe for your staff, volunteers and patrons.
While any other businesses are not required to complete a COVID-Safe Plan, they are encouraged to do so to help keep South Australia safe.
Take the following steps to get started
Refer to official COVID-19 advice and directions to help you complete this plan. Carefully review this website and www.safeworkaustralia.gov.au.
Head to the 'Create a COVID-Safe Plan' page and fill out the Plan. If your business has several premises, each venue will need a separate Plan.
Discuss and share relevant details of your plan with staff, volunteers, contractors and suppliers so that everyone is aware of what they need to do and what they can expect.
Implement the steps you have agreed to as best you can. Remember: the requirements on the form are obligations – you may face a fine if you do not comply with these.
Review your plan regularly and make changes as and when required. COVID-19 is a fast-changing situation, and the South Australian Government responds to this via a step-by-step approach to easing certain restrictions.
Print and make this plan available at your premises.
A COVID-Management Plan, approved by SA Health, will be required for:
a defined public activity where more than 1000 people are reasonably expected to be present at or participating in the activity
the onsite purchase and consumption of food or beverages at a place where the total number of persons present at the place for the purpose of the purchase and consumption of food or beverages is reasonably expected to exceed 1000 people
the operation of a nightclub
the operation of relevant licensed premises
In some cases, your events/business/activity may require both a COVID Management Plan and a COVID-Safe Plan for each vendor.
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