Monday 5 July 2021
COVID-19 update - restrictions eased
Dear sector colleagues,
Today the Premier announced that the restrictions introduced last week in response to positive cases of the Delta variant of COVID-19 in South Australia would be lifted, effective immediately.
This means that there is no longer a requirement to wear masks and comply with density requirements in high-risk settings such as disability and aged care services.
Whilst the strong recommendation to wear masks on public transport or in public is no longer in place, the Chief Public Health Officer, Professor Nicole Spurrier, noted that people may still wish to wear a mask in these settings where it is difficult to socially distance, especially if you have yet to be vaccinated.
In addition to the changes to the mask mandate in high risk settings, a number of other restrictions have been eased, all of which are reflected in Public Activity Direction 28, now available on the covid-19.sa.gov.au website.
Test, isolate, scan and vaccinate
Despite the easing of restrictions please continue to:
- Get tested immediately if you have any COVID-19 symptoms.
- Self-isolate until you have received a negative result.
- Remain vigilant with the use of QR codes.
- Get vaccinated when you are eligible.
Border closures and quarantine requirements
From today, the government has also lifted restrictions on people coming from Victoria, with tests no longer required for people who cross the border.
The borders to New South Wales, Queensland, Western Australia, the Northern Territory and the ACT remain closed. If you have recently travelled interstate, please visit the SA Health contact tracing page to see if there are requirements that impact you.
Thank you to everyone who responded so quickly to the restrictions that were introduced last week.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the DHS COVID-19 Response team.
Ngaityalya (Kaurna, thank you)