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COVID-19 Update - 27 November 2020

Further announcements were made today regarding easing of restrictions next week, for a further two week period.

From Tuesday 1 December community sport will resume, however due to recent developments there will be modifications in place to ensure the risk of infection and transmission is minimised. The detail of these modifications will be clarified prior to 1 December.

ORSR are also aware that on Monday 30 November organisations and businesses that currently have a Covid Safe Plan will receive an updated plan. The update will include a unique QR code that will be associated with your business or organisation.

Businesses or organisations that have a Covid Safe Plan will be required to display the QR code or make it available for people to scan with their mobile phone as they attend your facility or engage in your activity.

Patrons will need to have downloaded the mySA Gov app to be able to scan the QR code. The app is currently being updated to enable the QR code scanning. The app can be found here: https://my.sa.gov.au/

If patrons do not have the app or a mobile phone, a template will be provided for manual completion.

As more information comes to light, the Office for Recreation, Sport and Racing will continue to provide updates.


COVID-19 Update - 21 November 2020

The Emergency Management (COVID-19) (Public Activities No 12) Direction 2020 has been issued. This Direction comes into effect as of 12:01 am on 22 November 2020.

Please see the links below to access these directions.

Emergency Management (Public Activities No 12) (COVID-19) Direction (PDF, 4.2 MB) - 20 November 2020
Emergency Management (Public Activities No 12) (COVID-19) Direction (RTF, 275.1 KB) - 20 November 2020

In accordance with the Emergency Management (COVID-19) (Public Activities No 12) Direction 2020, the following FAQs apply as of 12:01 am on 22 November 2020.

Can I go to the gym?

Yes. Gyms are permitted to be open.

Can we go to a playgound?

Yes, you are permitted to go to a playground.

Are play cafes permitted to be open?

No. Play cafes are not permitted to be open.

Can I go to a trampoline centre or similar?

No. Trampoline centres or similar are not permitted to be open.

I play sport at a recreation centre. Is this permitted?

No. Sport at recreation centres is not permitted.

Is community sport cancelled?

Yes. Community sport (indoor/outdoor, contact/non-contact) is not permitted.

Are we allowed to do outdoor bootcamps?

Yes. Outdoor bootcamps, personal training and group physical recreation activities are permitted.

Outdoor fitness, is there a limit or cap on numbers in attendance?

No, but the 1 person per 4 square metres rule applies and 1.5m physical distancing is strongly encouraged.

If clients bring children to outdoor fitness are they included in numbers, and children expected to maintain distancing requirements?

There is no cap on attendees doing outdoor fitness sessions except, but the 1 person per 4 square metres rule still applies and 1.5m physical distancing is strongly encouraged.

Can we go swimming at our local/public pool?

Swimming is permitted for fitness or rehabilitation purposes at swimming pools used by the public.

Are swimming lessons allowed?

No. Swimming is only permitted for fitness, rehabilitation purposes or elite athletes at swimming pools used by the public.

Can I play golf/tennis?

Organised community sport is not permitted but you may play golf, or play tennis at a park, as recreational activities.

What’s the maximum number of people we can have playing recreational golf on our golf course?

The 1 person per 4 square metres rule applies, and the maximum number of golfers per group is 10 and 1.5m physical distancing is strongly encouraged.

What’s the maximum number of people we can have in our golf club rooms?

The maximum people permitted in your club rooms is 100. Food and beverages must be consumed whilst seated.

Can I go to a dance/yoga/pilates class?

Yes, classes or activities at gyms, health clubs, fitness centres, yoga, barre and spin facilities and dance and pilates studios are permitted.

We own a Health practice which involves a physiotherapy which uses a rehabilitation gym, can we operate?

Yes, as long as the Gym is used for the provision of a Health Service.

If you have any questions regarding the above, please contact the SA COVID-19 Information Line on 1800 253 787 between the hours of 9am to 5pm 7 days a week or go to the SA Health website at www.sahealth.sa.gov.au or www.sa.gov.au/covid-19