Emergency Declaration and Directions
In response to the outbreak of the human disease COVID-19, a major emergency has been declared in South Australia.
Emergency Declaration and appointment of Assistant State Coordinator
FOR UP TO DATE INFORMATION ON ALL ‘DIRECTIONS’ GO TO: https://www.covid-19.sa.gov.au/emergency-declarations/emergency-declaration
- Cross-border travel
- Appropriate surgery
- Closure of non-essential business and other activities
- Isolation following diagnosis or close contact
- Overseas travel self-quarantine
- Restrictions on blood tests
- Residential aged care facilities
- Emergency Declaration
EASTER SUNDAY: EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT ACT DIRECTIONS EXPLAINED
All Emergency Management Directions in South Australia enacted by the State Coordinator Commissioner Grant Stevens are aimed at reducing the spread of COVID-19.
Each time a direction is issued it is important that everyone takes time to read and understand what the direction and restrictions mean to you. We appreciate that it can be complicated however following this process may help you form a better understanding.
Firstly, read the title of the direction as this will tell you broadly what the direction is about, the ‘Cross Border Travel’ Direction for example will be about the restrictions around cross border travel into South Australia from another state or territory.
The direction will usually contain definitions that explain each of the terms used, for example ‘defined premises’ and ‘defined work or operations’ in ‘Non-Essential Business and Other Activities’ Direction are all listed so you can see exactly what is being referred to.
The ‘Direction’ section will explain what is required to be done and what the restrictions are. It is very important to read this section carefully as it may mention exceptions to the direction. If there are exceptions these will be fully explained within the ‘Exceptions’ section.
Each direction will be signed by the State Coordinator including the time the direction will come into effect.
Follow the link to access copies of all Emergency Declarations and Directions along with associated FAQs.
If you are still having trouble understanding what the directions and restrictions mean for you please check out the information available at http://www.sa.gov.au or seek legal advice from a qualified professional.
Please phone the SA COVID-19 Information Line on 1800 253 787 for further information. 12 Apr 2020 12:33pm
SA GOVERNMENT DASHBOARD – STATISTICS COVID-19
SA HEALTH – ALL UPDATES
FAR NORTH ADVISORY COUNCIL – LOCAL UPDATES – The Far North Health Advisory Council (HAC) covers both Coober Pedy and Oodnadatta.
A major role of the Far North Health Advisory Council is to relay ideas and views from the Community to the local Health Service. These ideas are used in planning for new and improved services. https://www.sahealth.sa.gov.au/wps/wcm/connect/public+content/sa+health+internet/about+us/about+sa+health/reporting+and+advisory+groups/health+advisory+councils/country+health+advisory+councils/country+health+advisory+councils+index+a-z/far+north+health+advisory+council
AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT – ESSENTIAL INFORMATION
All previous updates: https://www.australia.gov.au/coronavirus-updates Including: Health alerts & advice