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COVID-19 Update - 14 December 2020

Monday 14 December 2020 marks the easing of further COVID-19 related restrictions.

From 12.01am the latest Emergency Management (Public Activities No 16) (COVID-19) Direction 2020 was enacted. The following is a summary of what relates to sport, recreation or fitness:

All sport, recreation and fitness activities can resume as long as 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.

Density Requirements

  • 1 person per 2sqm applies to all activities.
  • 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.

Indoor play centres, amusement parks and arcades

  • Now permitted to open.

Consumption of Food and Beverages

  • Food and beverages can be consumed standing or seated indoors and outdoors.
  • 1 person per 2sqm applies to all areas.
  • Food can be consumed at the bar where there is no food preparation.
  • Communal food and beverage stations are still not permitted.

COVID Marshals

  • A COVID Marshal is required for operations at:
    • Gymnasiums and fitness centres.
    • Swimming pools used by the public.
    • Sporting clubs.
  • COVID Marshals can now 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:

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/sahealth

Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/sahealth_/

Twitter - https://twitter.com/SAHealth

Website – https://www.covid-19.sa.gov.au/