Response and restrictions

A range of measures are being implemented on the advice of our medical and public health experts, to protect the health and wellbeing of all South Australians and prevent the spread of COVID-19 in our community.

The South Australian response is tailored to our local conditions and may change over time as the situation in our state changes.

On 15 March 2020, a public health emergency in relation to the transmission of COVID-19 was declared in South Australia pursuant to section 87 of the South Australian Public Health Act 2011.

SA Health has legislated responsibility within the South Australian Emergency Management Act 2004 and the State Emergency Management Plan (SEMP) for provision, maintenance and coordination of health services.

SA Health response

Read about the steps SA Health has taken to protect the community from COVID-19 on our SA Health response page.

South Australian emergency management directions and restrictions

The State Coordinator enacts Directions under State emergency provisions, which apply to everyone living in, and entering, South Australia.

All Emergency Directions, guidelines and applications for individuals and business can be found on the South Australian Government Emergency Declaration and Directions page.

Links to the individual directions are below:

Travel advice

Find health advice on travel and travel restrictions on our travel to and from South Australia page. Advice includes:

  • What to do before you book and travel
  • Links to SA and other state and territory COVID-19 travel restriction and higher risk area information
  • Requirements for travelling to SA and health exemptions
  • COVID-Safe travel tips.