COVID-19 Policy

Update Surrounding COVID-19


On Friday 26 2021, the Emergency Management (Public Activities No 20)(COVID-19) Directions 2021 were updated with a number of implications for the sport and recreation industry.

A summary of these changes are below, and we encourage you to familiarise yourself with the common questions.

As of 26 February 2021:

Density Requirement

  • 1 person per 2 square meters for indoor sport and recreation activities.
  • 1 person per 2 square meters for outdoor sport and recreation activities.

Defined public activities

  • Outdoor sport (including sports training) activities, fitness or recreation activities is permitted.
  • Indoor sport (including sports training) activities and indoor fitness or recreational activities is permitted.
  • Swimming or other activities at swimming pools used by the public, as long as the density requirement of 1 person per 2 square meters is complied with, up to a cap of 50 people in a swimming pool at any one time
  • Indoor fitness classes are permitted.
  • Indoor public meetings are permitted (i.e. AGM’s).
  • Onsite purchase and consumption of food or beverages is permitted at a place if:
    • Food and beverages are only consumed by patrons at an indoor place while seated (Snack or hand held food or alcoholic beverages can be consumed standing outdoors while attending sport, fitness or recreation activities).
    • No communal food or beverage service areas.

QR codes for contact tracing

  • All businesses or organisations with a COVID Safe Plan will be required to display a COVIDSAfeCheckIn QR Code, and also provide an alternate paper record sheet, for contact tracing records.
  • Where there are multiple user groups at the one venue e.g. a recreation centre, it is the responsibility of the owner of the venue or the person with care, control and management of the venue to enable the contract tracing process to take place.
  • Please refer to the attached COVID Safe Check-in PDF’s for individuals and businesses.

COVID Marshals

  • COVID Marshals are still required for all prescribed operations including sporting clubs, gyms and fitness centres and swimming pools used by the public.

COVID Management Plans

  • COVID Management Plans are required for defined public activities where it is expected that more than 1000 people will be participating in the activity.

We encourage you to monitor the latest SA Health advice through the following channels:

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/sahealth

Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/sahealth_/

Twitter – https://twitter.com/SAHealth

Website – https://www.covid-19.sa.gov.au/


And don’t forget to download the COVID-19 app!!.