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Keep up to date with COVID-19 information at covid-19.sa.gov.au, SAPOL website and the SA Health website.


The wearing of masks may be mandatory in some workplaces. These will be covered by the COVID Emergency Management Direction.

Please regularly check covid-19.sa.gov.au and the SA Health website for the latest directives.

If you require an exemption from wearing a mask speak to your GP or contact the SA COVID-19 Information Line on 1800 253 787 for further information.


During a lockdown period, the COVID Emergency Management Direction may require all shops to close except those providing an essential retail service. The deregulation of shop trading hours provided by the Direction is only applicable to those shops that are providing an essential retail service. Any other retail shop must remain closed during the Direction period.

For the duration of the COVID Emergency Management Direction, shop trading hours will be amended stating that:

  • despite any provision of the Shop Trading Hours Act 1977, a shop (within the meaning of that Act) may open and close at any time for the purposes of the provision of essential goods or services.

Aged care

Please regularly check covid-19.sa.gov.au and the SA Health website for the latest directives for aged care facilities.

Cross-border travel for essential workers

Please see the South Australia Police website or covid-19.sa.gov.au for details.

Pyrotechnicians & firework displays

In line with current COVID-19 restrictions SafeWork SA, the Department of Health and Wellbeing (SA) and the SA Police do not support the use of aerial firework displays at community events.

Ground displays will be considered on a case-by-case basis and will require approval through the application of a COVID-Safe Plan and/or COVID Management Plan.

SafeWork SA requires the details of any approved display to be placed in local newspapers; except when it is agreed by each department that such promotion could cause the uncontrolled gathering of crowds.

Advisory Service

Our advisory service can help you with targeted advice for your business. Contact us at help.safework@sa.gov.au or call 1300 365 255.

National COVID-19 industry information

Safe Work Australia publishes national COVID-19 guidance material on behalf of all State and Territory work health and safety regulators.

Due to the changing environments across the different states Safe Work Australia’s industry guidance may not reflect South Australian advice. Please refer to our website, covid-19.sa.gov.au and SA Health for the latest SA information.

Visit Safe Work Australia’s COVID-19 work health and safety page for general guidance for your industry.

For COVID-19 work health and safety information in alternative languages, visit the Department of Home Affairs website.