All sport, recreation and fitness activities can resume if density requirements are adhered to and QR codes are used.
It should also be noted that there is no limit on the number of people in a swimming pool as long as density requirements are adhered to.
The Density requirement has moved from 1 person per 2 sq metres to 3 people per 4 sq metres (equivalent to 75%).
People must use their best endeavours to implement physical distancing and remain 1.5m from people they do not know.
QR Codes – Covid Safe Check in
All activities with a COVID Safe Plan, including sport, fitness or recreation activities, must use an approved contact tracing system.
QR codes have been issued to those with a COVID Safe Plan.
QR codes must be displayed in the premises/business/venue.
Alternate paper record sheets must also be provided.
People entering a business/place/activity with a COVID Safe Check In QR Code must provide contact details on entry or as soon as reasonably practicable after entry, by scanning or manual entry.
Any business/place/activity collecting manual records of entry must ensure that the records are kept in a manner which reduces the risk of them being copied, photographed or used by another person (other than an authorised officer). This means copies must be kept safe and secure and away from the general public.
Any business/place/activity collecting manual records of entry must also ensure that details are not copied, photographed or used by a person other than an authorised officer.
Indoor play centres, amusement parks and arcades
Permitted to open.
Consumption of Food and Beverages
Food and beverages can be consumed standing or seated indoors and outdoors.
3 persons per 4 sq m (75% capacity).
Food can be consumed at the bar where there is no food preparation.
Communal food and beverage stations are not permitted.
A COVID Marshal is required for operations at:
Gymnasiums and fitness centres.
Swimming pools used by the public.
COVID Marshals must be 16 years or older.
COVID Management Plans
COVID Management Plans are required for defined public activities where it is expected that more than 1000 people will be participating in the activity.
Should you have any queries about the directions that have been released, please refer to the Public Activities Common Questions page.
We continue to encourage you to monitor the latest SA Health advice through the following channels:
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.
Participants may also find information in the following whitepapers useful at this time, as they provide the key questions leaders need to be considering around strategy and business models in the COVID-19 context:
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