Coronavirus (COVID-19)

This page is designed to assist the community with COVID-19 information and links. Some resources can be used to assist local businesses, community groups and organisations.

The latest COVID-19 information can be accessed here: State Government webpage and the public health alerts are available on the SA Health website.

The AHCSA – Aboriginal Health Council of Australia and the State Government information and marketing tools can be viewed here.

COVID-19 Information is available in 60 different languages.

Food, Hospitality, Travel, Arts, Tourism and Accommodation COVID-19 Health Advice

Visit the SA Health Website

COVID Safe activities (Sausage sizzles, Christmas Celebrations)

Visit the SA Health Website

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Changes to COVID Marshal requirements

Effective 28 August 2020, there are some changes to the requirements for COVID Marshals in businesses and other operations:

  • All establishments where food can be consumed onsite must now have a COVID Marshal in place.
  • Social clubs no longer require a COVID Marshal.

Still unsure if you need a COVID Marshal?

Activities that require a COVID Marshal include:

  • The onsite purchase and consumption of food or beverages (indoor and outdoor).
  • Religious or faith-based ceremonies.
  • Supermarkets and hardware stores.
  • Distribution centres (including associated transport operations).
  • Gymnasiums and fitness centres.
  • Swimming pools used by the public.
  • Sports clubs.
  • Any activity where a COVID Management Plan is required.
  • Any operation which may be defined by the state coordinator.

Get more information on COVID Marshals and access the online training

COVID-19 Disability Information Headline

The Disability Information Helpline is available for people with disability who need help because of coronavirus (COVID-19).

The Helpline can help families, carers, support workers and services, too.

Contact the Disability Information Helpline on 1800 643 787.

The Helpline is available Monday to Friday 8am to 8pm (AEST) and Saturday and Sunday 9am to 7pm (AEST). It’s not available on national public holidays.

Visit the Disability and Carers page for more information, including Auslan and Easy Read materials.

More COVID-19 Resources:

Who needs to create a COVID-Safe Plan

The Public Activities COVID-19 Direction places conditions on businesses that conduct a number of Defined public activities.

Businesses involved in a Defined public activity must complete a COVID-Safe Plan.

See Activities and gatherings for:

  • definitions of Defined public activities
  • businesses and activities that are still restricted
  • businesses and activities that are excluded from the Direction.

If you have not completed a COVID-Safe Plan, do not have this available at your premises, or do not comply with current Directions, you can be fined up to $5,000.

Learn More & Create Your COVID-Safe Plan

COVID-19 – SA Dashboard

To avoid any confusion between federal and state government announcements about COVID-19 please visit this website for daily updates.

The South Australian coronavirus dashboard has the most up-to-date information from our state government agencies about the spread of COVID-19 in South Australia. It also includes information about preventive measures that are being taken and the latest advice for members of the public.

Stay educated. Stay Safe.

The COVIDSafe app is part of the government's work to slow the spread of COVID19. Having confidence we can find and contain outbreaks quickly will mean governments can ease restrictions while still keeping Australians safe.

Downloading the app is something you can do to protect you, your family and friends, and save the lives of other Australians.

The app is available for download now.

Learn more

COVID-19 Clinics and Testing Centres in South Australia

Visit the Testing for COVID-19 page for information on who is eligible to get tested and how (including information for people entering SA from NSW, ACT or Victoria). If you meet the criteria for testing for COVID-19, there are a range of testing options available.

You do not need a referral to visit most dedicated COVID-19 and Respiratory clinics.

You may require a ‘referral form’ from your GP to access drive-through and home testing services.

Port Auguta COVID-19 Testing Clinic

A dedicated Respiratory/ Virus (COVID-19) clinic is now open in Port Augusta. This clinic is for people who have COVID-19 symptoms (especially fever or cough) and have recently returned from overseas or have had contact with a known COVID-19 case.

If you think you are affected you are required to book into the service and will require a referral from a GP. Please note bookings are essential.

If you meet the above criteria and are not able to access a GP please call the Health Service to discuss your options, phone 86687786.

Operating hours: Monday – Friday 1-3 pm
Location: Behind Hospital administration building access via Giles Street entrance.

It can feel stressful and overwhelming during an event like the outbreak of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) and we can all be affected differently. You might feel overwhelmed by the information, conversations and the increased levels of stress in your community. It can be hard to know what information to trust especially in a situation where things are changing so quickly.

The following links can assist anyone feeling overwhelmed or anxious during the COVIC-19 crisis.


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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources