Step 2 - SA Roadmap

27th May 2020
Step 2 will commence on 1 June

Ahead of the early arrival of Step 2 easing of COVID-19 restrictions next Monday, we would like to share with you that the COVID-Safe Plan is now available for businesses to complete.

The COVID-Safe Plan is a requirement for businesses reopening after COVID-19 restrictions – any business which was previously directed to close must complete a COVID-Safe Plan before they can reopen. This includes businesses which were allowed to reopen during Step 1 of South Australia’s Roadmap to Recovery – you must complete the Plan before 1 June.

The COVID-Safe Plan is designed to capture how you, your staff and your patrons can be kept safe from the risk of COVID-19 and it must be made available at your business premises.

What you need to do:

  1. Go to Create your COVID-Safe Plan (available via covid-19.sa.gov.au) where you will find a link to access the form
  2. Read the Principles for Step 2 changes and refer to advice from Safe Work Australia
  3. Complete the COVID-Safe Plan by Monday 1 June outlining how your staff and patrons can be kept safe from COVID-19
  4. Discuss your plan with staff, contractors and suppliers – share relevant details so they know what they need to do
  5. Implement the steps you have agreed to as best as you can. Remember: the requirements on the Plan are obligations and a penalty can apply for non-compliance
  6. Print your COVID-Safe Plan and make it available at your business premises.

It is also important you regularly review your Plan and make changes as required. I urge you to create a Plan as soon as possible and certainly, by the 1 June deadline. Even those businesses that are not required to complete a COVID-Safe Plan (i.e. those that were not previously directed to close) are encouraged to complete a Plan to help protect the health of the South Australian community.

Step 2 will commence on 1 June, with future steps for considerations detailed in the roadmap.

Frequently Asked Questions

I own a restaurant. What is the COVID-SAfe Plan? Why do I need to complete it?
The COVID-SAfe Plan will help you, your staff, patrons and others understand and follow your capacity and other COVID SAfe requirements. It will also enable an authorised officer to check whether you meet your legal obligations, in case your business or activity is audited. For more information and to complete the COVID-SAfe Plan visit the Create a COVID-SAfe Plan page.

How many patrons can I have in my restaurant/café/winery/pub/brewery/bar?
You can have a maximum of 80 patrons across all dining areas whether enclosed or outdoors with a maximum of 20 in each dining area. People present must not exceed more than 1 person per 4 square metres and the 1.5 metres social distancing must be adhered to. Note: People employed or engaged to work, or undertaking official duties, are not to be counted in persons present on premises.

Can patrons eat at the bar?
No. Food and beverages (including alcohol) may only be consumed by patrons while seated at tables that are physically separate from any bar or other area that’s used for taking orders.

Our pub has more than one indoor dining area, how many patrons can we have?
If your establishment has multiple rooms and an outdoor area then as an example you could have 3 rooms inside the building with up to 20 people seated in each room and another 20 people dining in the outdoor area. People present must not exceed more than 1 person per 4 square metres and the 1.5 metres social distancing must be adhered to.

Do I have to buy a meal to go to the pub for a drink?
No. From 1 June, you can go to the pub for a drink and not be required to buy a meal. However, alcoholic beverages must be consumed while seated at tables that are physically separate from any bar or other area that’s used for taking orders. People present must not exceed more than 1 person per 4 square metres and the 1.5 metres social distancing must be adhered to.

We run a cellar door, can we open for wine tasting?
Yes, from 1 June you can open your cellar door for wine tasting. Maximum capacity is 20 people in any single room. However, wine must be consumed while seated at tables that are physically separate from any bar or other area that’s used for taking orders People present must not exceed more than 1 person per 4 square metres and the 1.5 metres social distancing must be adhered to.

Do my friends and I have to be “social distanced” when dining at a restaurant?
Tables within the premises must be at least 1.5 metres from each other but people who arrive together and are seated together as a group can be seated less than 1.5 metres from each other.

Will gaming areas be open?
No. Gaming areas (within the meaning of the Gaming Machines Act 1992) and gambling facilities (such as Keno) are not permitted to be open.

Can I play billiards or pool at the local pub?
No. Recreational spaces using shared equipment such as billiards or darts are not permitted to be used.

Can I open the buffet bar at my hotel?
No, you cannot open communal food or beverage service areas (such as buffets, salad bars or communal water/beverage dispensers). If my restaurant is at maximum capacity, can we have others waiting for takeaway outside the restaurant? Yes, as long as the 1.5 metres social distancing is adhered to.

Can I go to the cinema or theatre?
Yes, from 1 June cinemas and theatres will be re-opening. All persons attending are required to provide their name and phone number or email address. The cinema retains a record of those contact details and produces them at the request of an authorised officer. Maximum capacity will be 20 people in any single room (cinema) or 80 for the place as a whole. Note: People employed, engaged to work, or undertaking official duties, are not counted in the total number of people present.

Can I go to an art gallery or museum?
Yes, from 1 June art galleries and museums will be re-opening. All persons attending are required to provide their name and phone number or email address. The cinema retains a record of those contact details and produces them at the request of an authorised officer Maximum capacity will be 20 people in any single room or 80 for the place as a whole. Note: People employed or engaged to work, or undertaking official duties, are not to be counted in persons present on premises.

Can I go to the drive-in?
Yes. Drive-ins re-opened on Friday 22 May.

When can I open my nail salon?
From 1 June you can open your nail salon. Maximum capacity will be 20 people in any single room. People present must not exceed more than 1 person per 4 square metres and the 1.5 metres social distancing must be adhered to. Note: People employed or engaged to work in the in the salon are not counted in the total number of people present. All persons to whom the services are provided are required to provide their name and phone number or email address. The person providing the service retains a record of those contact details and produces them at the request of an authorised officer.

When can I open my beauty services/personal care business?
From 1 June, you can open your business that offers personal care such as skin/facials etc. Maximum capacity will be 20 people in any single room. People present must not exceed more than 1 person per 4 square metres and the 1.5 metres social distancing must be adhered to. Note: People employed or engaged to work in the in the salon are not counted in the total number of people present. All persons to whom the services are provided are required to provide their name and phone number or email address. The person providing the service retains a record of those contact details and produces them at the request of an authorised officer.

When can I open from tattoo shop/studio?
From 1 June, you can open your tattoo shop/studio. Maximum capacity will be 20 people in any single room. People present must not exceed more than 1 person per 4 square metres and the 1.5 metres social distancing must be adhered to. All persons to whom the services are provided are required to provide their name and phone number or email address. The person providing the service retains a record of those contact details and produces them at the request of an authorised officer.

Can we open our wellness centres or day spa?
From 1 June you can open your wellness centre or day spa. Communal changing rooms, shower facilities are not permitted to be used and must remain closed. Toilet facilities may be made available guests. Maximum capacity will be 20 people in any single room. People present must not exceed more than 1 person per 4 square metres and the 1.5 metres social distancing must be adhered to. All persons to whom the services are provided are required to provide their name and phone number or email address. The person providing the service retains a record of those contact details and produces them at the request of an authorised officer.

Can I conduct driving lessons?
Yes. From 1 June, driving lessons are permitted if
1. Drivers provide their name and phone number or email address and the person conducting the driver instruction retains a record of those contact details and produces them at the request of an authorised officer; and
2. The steering wheel and other frequently touched surfaces are cleaned between drivers.

How many people can we have on gym room doing individual workouts (lifting weights etc)?
There is a limit of 20 people permitted to be in a gym room doing individual workouts. This does not include personal trainers or staff employed at the gym. People present must not exceed more than 1 person per 4 square metres and the 1.5 metres social distancing must be adhered to. Good hygiene practice is also encouraged. All participants are required to provide their name and phone number or email address. The person conducting the activity retains a record of those contact details and produces them at the request of an authorised officer.

Can we conduct our fitness classes?
Yes, but classes or activities at gymnasiums, health clubs, fitness centres, yoga, barre and spin facilities and dance and pilates studios are limited to a maximum of 10 participants. This does not include the people employed or engaged to work to run the activity. People present must not exceed more than 1 person per 4 square metres and the 1.5 metres social distancing must be adhered to. Good hygiene practice is also encouraged. All participants are required to provide their name and phone number or email address. The person conducting the activity retains a record of those contact details and produces them at the request of an authorised officer.

Can I organise or attend a funeral?
The maximum number of mourners that are allowed to attend a funeral (indoor or outdoor) is 50, This excludes those officiating and other staff necessary to facilitate the funeral. If the ceremony involves the service of any food or beverages then no shared utensils are to be used in that service. All persons attending the ceremony are required to provide their name and phone number or email address. The person conducting, or who organised, the ceremony retains a record of those contact details and produces them at the request of an authorised officer.

Attendee form is available for download at www.sa.gov.au.

Can we recommence football training with contact?
Yes. From 1 June, outdoor contact sports training (such as football) can recommence. When can contact sports competition resume? From 25 June, outdoor contact sports can resume.

Can we open our change rooms at our sports club?
No. Communal changing rooms, shower facilities are not permitted to be used and must remain closed. Note: Toilet facilities are permitted to be open.

Can we open our clubhouse and have spectators watching from there?
Yes. Dining in a clubhouse and watching sport on an adjacent oval is permitted. You could have up to 80 people dining and another 80 people playing and/or watching sport at the adjacent oval. People present must not exceed more than 1 person per 4 square metres and the 1.5 metres social distancing must be adhered to.

Can I go to the public swimming pool?
Yes. All types of water activities at the swimming pool are permitted as long as the following requirements are complied with: 1. No swimmer at the premises is accompanied by more than 1 caregiver who is not swimming; and 2. The total number of persons in any swimming pool at the premises does not exceed one person per 4 square metres, up to a maximum of 20 persons per pool.

Can I do water aerobics at the pool?
Yes, provided that the total number of people in the group does not exceed 20 and the density requirement is complied with.

When can indoor contact sports such as basketball or martial arts commence?
Indoor contact sports training is permitted on and after 25 June, as long as the number of participants does not exceed 20. Sports training prior to 25 June, you can train but must ensure there is no contact or only accidental.

When can indoor non-contact sports such as indoor cricket resume?
Before 25 June, indoor non-contact sports training can take place as long as any contact is only accidental and as long as the number of participants does not exceed 20.

Any sports competition that is non-contact or involves only accidental contact can recommence on and after 25 June.