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To keep informed of the current COVID-19 restrictions go to the trusted COVID-19 information for South Australians at www.covid-19.sa.gov.au and for the latest health alert news at www.sahealth.sa.gov.au.

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COVID-19 Business Information

Council understands that these are challenging times for our community, especially on our local businesses.  Just when our community was starting to reap the rewards of regional holidaymakers, we're hit with a second round of COVID restrictions.  We are here to provide support within our capacity in this unprecedented and challenging time.  We will continue to up date this page to keep the information as current as we can.

COVID-19 Circuit Breaker

A new Direction has been issued by the State Government on Wednesday 18 November 2020 and came into effect as of 12.01am Thursday 19 November 2020 and is applied alongside all other Directions that are currently in place under the Emergency Management Act 2004 (SA) but prevails where any inconsistencies may arise.

For more information on the Stay at Home period visit www.covid-19.sa.gov.au/response.

COVID-19 Directions

The South Australian Government from 21 August 2020 has announced COVID Marshals will be required across a number of industry sectors to ensure venue capacity, physical distancing and infection control requirements are met.

A number of COVID-19 measures have been put in place to make sure all activities and businesses are COVID-Safe:

Physical distancing, or social distancing principles still apply.  Every person should attempt to stay at least 1.5 metres from others.

All businesses that conduct a Defined public activity must follow density requirements and physical distancing principles.

As at 14 August 2020:

  • gatherings at private residences may not have more than 10 guests, to a maximum of 20 people per gathering.  For example, a house of 5 residents may have 10 guests but a house of 12 residents may have only 8 guests.
  • Gatherings at a private place, other than a private residence (indoor or outdoor) are now restricted to no more than 100 people.

As at 5 August 2020:

  • Food and beverages (including alcohol) are only consumed by patrons while seated at tables, away from any bar or ordering area.

For more information about current restrictions and the COVID-19 Response visit covid-19.sa.gov.au/recovery.

Business Capacity

To assist businesses with complying with the Federal Governments direction on social distancing, Council has produced a Business Capacity Sign for business owners to place on their doors and throughout the store.

There are also COVID-Safe poster resources available at www.covid-19.sa.gov.au/business-and-work/create-a-covid-safe-plan under Downloads toward the bottom of the webpage for display in your premises.

The table below can assist you in calculating the total number of people including staff and customers allowed on your premises.

Based on 1 person per 2 square metres

spaceMAX peoplespaceMAX people
2m2114m27
4m2216m28
6m2318m29
8m2420m210
10m2522m211
12m2624m212

*Should the social distancing rules change you will need to adjust your calculations.

Based on 1 person per 4 square metres

spaceMAX peoplespaceMAX people
4m2128m27
8m2232m28
12m2336m29
16m2440m210
20m2544m211
24m2648m212

*Should the social distancing rules change you will need to adjust your calculations.

Business and industry

SA Health has a range of information for Business and industry tailored to our local conditions available on their website.

You can find information on:

  • Restrictions and requirements that apply to business and industry operating in South Australia and SA Health requirements;
  • Industry sector COVID-19 health advice; and
  • Translated COVID-Safe resources for businesses.

If you need further assistance or clarification on what you need to do as a food business, please contact Council's Senior Environmental Health Officer by:

Government Financial assistance

Information on financial assistance, eligibility and timing for the new government support for Australian businesses is available at:

For up to date information on the Australian Government's Economic Response to Coronavirus and factsheets visit:

For JobKeeper updates, and to find what support is available for individuals and businesses impacted by COVID-19 visit the Australian Taxation Office website:

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Updated page: 19 November 2020