As at 28/04/20
In responding to enquiries, the Office for Recreation, Sport and Racing is interpreting the Emergency Management (Non-Essential Business and Other Activities No 4) (COVID-19) Direction 2020 paper. This new Direction came into effect on 15 April 2020 at 11:00 am.
The associated Frequently Asked Questions are providing further clarity around the Directions.
This information can be found at: https://www.covid-19.sa.gov.au/emergency-declarations/business-closures
Any recommendations provided by ORSR to the South Australian community to decrease the impact of the COVID-19 virus, are on top of the following general expectation that people will:
Related to sport, recreation and physical activity, the Directions paper states that the following facilities must be closed at this time:
There are some exceptions to the above which includes:
The exceptions outlined above are all provided that:
The ORSR recommends that individuals, sports, clubs, organisations and businesses familiarise themselves with all aspects of the Directions paper before taking any action and undertake their own risk assessment in regard to the directives.
If asked by the police, individuals, sports, clubs, organisations and businesses may need to prove that their actions are adhering to the Directions paper, and provide their interpretation of the Directions related to the activity they are pursuing.
As the impacts and recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic are rapidly changing, the Directions paper and FAQs are frequently updated. The latest information can be found at:
The National Cabinet has advised people to remain at home with the exception for the following activities:
The prevailing advice is that if it is not absolutely essential to leave your home, don’t. Don’t travel long distances to exercise or shop – remain local and return home promptly.
South Australian borders are now closed via a declaration of a ‘major emergency’ under the Emergency Management Act. Any person crossing one of 12 border crossings will be required to self-isolate for 14 days.
SA Health are also recommending that people who have travelled interstate in the last seven days who have symptoms, should be tested at one of their testing centres.
You and your staff/volunteers can help minimise the risks of COVID-19 spreading within your community by doing the following:
For the virus to spread, extended close personal contact is most likely required. Close personal contact is defined as at least 15 minutes face-to-face or more than 2 hours in the same room.
If you have been in close contact with someone who has coronavirus disease, stay at home (self-quarantine).
If you are concerned, please call the Coronavirus Health Information Line on 1800 020 080.
A SA COVID-19 Mental Health Support Line has been set up to provide support for South Australians feeling overwhelmed during the COVID-19 pandemic – if you or someone you know needs to reach out, call 1800 632 753.
If you have any queries relating to COVID-19 and sport and recreation in South Australia, please email us via the button below.
The following information is correct as of 28 April 2020. For the latest information, visit the SA Health website.