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COVID-19 Declarations and Directions

This page provides access to Declarations and Directions made under the South Australian Public Health Act 2011 and the Emergency Management Act 2004 that relate to the 2020-2021 COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic. Declarations and In Force directions are listed in tables 1 and 2. CEASED Directions have been organised by subject matter and are listed from table 3 onwards.

Table 1: Declarations of Major Emergency Made Under the Emergency Management Act 2004

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22/3/2020Declaration of Major Emergency 1.
4/4/2020Extension of Major Emergency Declaration 2.
2/5/2020Extension of Major Emergency Declaration 3.
30/5/2020Extension of Major Emergency Declaration 4.
27/6/2020Extension of Major Emergency Declaration 5.
25/7/2020Extension of Major Emergency Declaration 6.
22/8/2020Extension of Major Emergency Declaration 7.
19/9/2020Extension of Major Emergency Declaration 8.
17/10/2020Extension of Major Emergency Declaration 9.
14/11/2020Extension of Major Emergency Declaration 10.
12/12/2020Extension of Major Emergency Declaration 11.
9/1/2021Extension of Major Emergency Declaration 12.
6/2/2021Extension of Major Emergency Declaration 13.

Table 2: IN FORCE Directions Under the Emergency Management Act 2004

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22/3/2020Appointment of Assistant State Co-Ordinator 1.
28/3/2020Emergency Management (COVID-19)(Isolation Following Diagnosis or Close Contact) Direction 2020 2.
2/4/2020Emergency Management (Prohibition of Point of Care Serology Tests)(COVID-19) Direction 2020 3.
5/6/2020Emergency Management (Reporting on COVID-19 Testing No 2) Direction 2020 4.
25/11/2020Emergency Management (Medi-Hotel Testing)(COVID-19) Direction 2020 5.
26/02/2021Emergency Management (Cross Border Travel No 40)(COVID-19) Direction 2021 6.
26/02/2021Emergency Management (Public Activities No 20)(COVID-19) Direction 2021 7.
26/02/2021Emergency Management (Quarantine and Testing of Certain Former Victorian Arrivals No 5)(COVID-19) Direction 2021 8.
26/02/2021Emergency Management (Residential Aged Care Facilities No 32)(COVID-19) Direction 2021 9.
26/02/2021Emergency Management (Supervised Quarantine No 5)(COVID-19) Direction 2021 10.

***Ceased directions have been organised by subject and listed in tables beneath this point***

Table 3: CEASED Cross Border Directions Made Under the Emergency Management Act 2004

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24/3/2020Cross-border Travel Direction 1.
29/3/2020Emergency Management (Cross Border Travel No 2)(COVID-19) Direction 2020 2.
16/4/2020Emergency Management (Cross Border Travel No 3)(COVID-19) Direction 2020 3.
11/5/2020Emergency Management (Cross Border Travel No 4)(COVID-19) Direction 2020 4.
11/5/2020Emergency Management Cross Border Travel (No 5) (COVID-19) Direction 2020 5.
19/06/2020Emergency Management (Cross Border Travel No 6) (COVID-19) Direction 2020 6.
20/06/2020Emergency Management (Cross Border Travel No 7) (COVID-19) Direction 2020 7.
9/7/2020Emergency Management (Cross Border Travel No 8)(COVID-19) Direction 2020 8.
19/7/2020Emergency Management (Cross Border Travel No 9)(COVID-19) Direction 2020 9.
29/7/2020Emergency Management (Cross Border Travel No 10)(COVID-19) Direction 2020 10.
14/8/2020Emergency Management (Cross Border Travel No 11)(COVID-19) Direction 2020 11.
21/8/2020Emergency Management (Cross Border Travel No 12)(COVID-19) Direction 2020 12.
28/8/2020Emergency Management (Cross Border Travel No 13)(COVID-19) Direction 2020 13.
16/9/2020Emergency Management (Cross Border Travel No 14)(COVID-19) Direction 2020 14.
24/9/2020Emergency Management (Cross Border Travel No 15)(COVID-19) Direction 2020 15.
8/10/2020Emergency Management (Cross Border Travel No 16)(COVID-19) Direction 2020 16.
24/10/2020Emergency Management (Cross Border Travel No 17)(COVID-19) Direction 2020 17.
4/11/2020Emergency Management (Cross Border Travel No 18)(COVID-19) Direction 2020 18.
22/11/2020Emergency Management (Cross Border Travel No 19)(COVID-19) Direction 2020 19.
1/12/2020Emergency Management (Cross Border Travel No 20)(COVID-19) Direction 2020 20.
14/12/2020Emergency Management (Cross Border Travel No 21)(COVID-19) Direction 2020 21.
14/12/2020Emergency Management (Cross Border Travel No 22)(COVID-19) Direction 2020 22.
18/12/2020Emergency Management (Cross Border Travel No 23)(COVID-19) Direction 2020 23.
19/12/2020Emergency Management (Cross Border Travel No 24)(COVID-19) Direction 2020 24.
21/12/2020Emergency Management (Cross Border Travel No 25)(COVID-19) Direction 2020 25.
1/1/2021Emergency Management (Cross Border Travel No 26)(COVID-19) Direction 2020 26.
9/1/2021Emergency Management (Cross Border Travel No 27)(COVID-19) Direction 2021 27.
14/1/2021Emergency Management (Cross Border Travel No 28)(COVID-19) Direction 2021 28.
17/1/2021Emergency Management (Cross Border Travel No 29)(COVID-19) Direction 2021 29.
26/1/2021Emergency Management (Cross Border Travel No 30)(COVID-19) Direction 2021 30.
31/1/2021Emergency Management (Cross Border Travel No 31)(COVID-19) Direction 2021 31.
31/1/2021Emergency Management (Cross Border Travel No 32)(COVID-19) Direction 2021 32.
2/2/2021Emergency Management (Cross Border Travel No 33)(COVID-19) Direction 2021 33.
4/2/2021Emergency Management (Cross Border Travel No 34)(COVID-19) Direction 2021 34.
5/2/2021Emergency Management (Cross Border Travel No 35)(COVID-19) Direction 2021 35.
11/2/2021Emergency Management (Cross Border Travel No 36)(COVID-19) Direction 2021 36.
12/2/2021Emergency Management (Cross Border Travel No 37)(COVID-19) Direction 2021 37.
15/2/2021Emergency Management (Cross Border Travel No 38)(COVID-19) Direction 2021 38.
18/2/2021Emergency Management (Cross Border Travel No 39)(COVID-19) Direction 2021 39.

Table 4: CEASED Residential Aged Care Facility Directions Made Under the Emergency Management Act 2004

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28/3/2020Emergency Management (Residential Aged Care Facilities)(COVID-19) Direction 2020 1.
10/4/2020Emergency Management (Residential Aged Care Facilities No 2)(COVID-19) Direction 2020 2.
21/4/2020Emergency Management (Residential Aged Care Facilities No 3)(COVID-19) Direction 2020 3.
22/5/2020Emergency Management (Residential Aged Care Facilities No 4)(COVID-19) Direction 2020 4.
18/06/2020Emergency Management (Residential Aged Care Facilities No 5) (COVID-19) Direction 2020 5.
20/6/2020Emergency Management (Residential Aged Care Facilities No 6) (COVID-19) Direction 2020 6.
14/8/2020Emergency Management (Residential-Aged Care-Facilities No 7)(COVID-19) Direction 2020 7.
16/9/2020Emergency Management (Residential Aged Care Facilities No 8)(COVID-19) Direction 2020 8.
24/9/2020Emergency Management (Residential Aged Care Facilities No 9)(COVID-19) Direction 2020 9.
3/10/2020Emergency Management (Residential Aged Care Facilities No 10)(COVID-19) Direction 2020 10.
24/10/2020Emergency Management (Residential Aged Care Facilities No 11)(COVID-19) Direction 2020 11.
5/11/2020Emergency Management (Residential Aged Care Facilities No 12)(COVID-19) Direction 2020 12.
17/11/2020Emergency Management (Residential Aged Care Facilities No 13)(COVID-19) Direction 2020 13.
21/11/2020Emergency Management (Residential Aged Care Facilities No 14)(COVID-19) Direction 2020 14.
1/12/2020Emergency Management (Residential Aged Care Facilities No 15)(COVID-19) Direction 2020 15.
3/12/2020Emergency Management (Residential Aged Care Facilities No 16)(COVID-19) Direction 2020 16.
14/12/2020Emergency Management (Residential Aged Care Facilities No 17)(COVID-19) Direction 2020 17.
19/12/2020Emergency Management (Residential Aged Care Facilities No 18)(COVID-19) Direction 2020 18.
19/12/2020Emergency Management (Residential Aged Care Facilities No 19)(COVID-19) Direction 2020 19.
21/12/2020Emergency Management (Residential Aged Care Facilities No 20)(COVID-19) Direction 2020 20.
1/1/2021Emergency Management (Residential Aged Care Facilities No 21)(COVID-19) Direction 2020 21.
9/1/2021Emergency Management (Residential Aged Care Facilities No 22)(COVID-19) Direction 2021 22.
26/1/2021Emergency Management (Residential Aged Care Facilities No 23)(COVID-19) Direction 2021 23.
31/1/2021Emergency Management (Residential Aged Care Facilities No 24)(COVID-19) Direction 2021 24.
31/1/2021Emergency Management (Residential Aged Care Facilities No 25)(COVID-19) Direction 2021 25.
2/2/2021Emergency Management (Residential Aged Care Facilities No 26)(COVID-19) Direction 2021 26.
4/2/2021Emergency Management (Residential Aged Care Facilities No 27)(COVID-19) Direction 2021 27.
5/2/2021Emergency Management (Residential Aged Care Facilities No 28)(COVID-19) Direction 2021 28.
11/2/2021Emergency Management (Residential Aged Care Facilities No 29)(COVID-19) Direction 2021 29.
12/2/2021Emergency Management (Residential Aged Care Facilities No 30)(COVID-19) Direction 2021 30.
17/2/2021Emergency Management (Residential Aged Care Facilities No 31)(COVID-19) Direction 2021 31.

Table 5: CEASED Stay at Home Directions Made Under the Emergency Management Act 2004

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19/11/2020Emergency Management (Stay at Home)(COVID-19) Direction 2020 1.
20/11/2020Emergency Management (Stay at Home No 2)(COVID-19) Direction 2020 2.
20/11/2020Emergency Management (Stay at Home No 3)(COVID-19) Direction 2020 3.
22/11/2020Emergency Management (Stay at Home No 3)(Revocation)(COVID-19) Direction 2020 4.

Table 6: CEASED Quarantine, Cluster & Reporting on Testing Directions Made Under the Emergency Management Act 2004

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28/3/2020Emergency Management (Continuation of Overseas Travel Self-Quarantine)(COVID-19) Direction 2020 1.
10/12/2020Emergency Management (Continuation of Overseas Travel Self-Quarantine)(COVID-19)(Revocation) Direction 2020 2.
3/6/2020Emergency Management (Reporting on COVID-19 Testing) Direction 2020 3.
6/8/2020Emergency Management (COVID-19)(Thebarton Senior College Isolation) Direction 2020 4.
15/9/2020Emergency Management (COVID-19)(Thebarton Senior College Isolation)(Revocation) Direction 2020 5.
18/11/2020Emergency Management (COVID-19)(Parafield Cluster Isolation) Direction 2020 6.
20/11/2020Emergency Management (COVID-19)(Parafield Cluster Isolation No 2) Direction 2020 7.
26/11/2020Emergency Management (COVID-19)(Parafield Cluster Isolation No 3) Direction 2020 8.
28/11/2020Emergency Management (COVID-19)(Parafield Cluster Isolation No 4) Direction 2020 9.
21/1/2021Emergency Management (COVID-19)(Parafield Cluster Isolation No 4)(Revocation) Direction 2021 10.
14/12/2020Emergency Management (Supervised Quarantine)(COVID-19) Direction 2020 11.
19/12/2020Emergency Management (Supervised Quarantine No 2)(COVID-19) Direction 2020 12.
14/1/2021Emergency Management (Supervised Quarantine No 3)(COVID-19) Direction 2021 13.
17/2/2021Emergency Management (Supervised Quarantine No 4)(COVID-19) Direction 2021 14
17/11/2020Emergency Management (COVID-19)(Peppers Waymouth Isolation) Direction 2020 15.
21/1/2021Emergency Management (COVID-19)(Peppers Waymouth Isolation)(Revocation) Direction 2021 16.
31/1/2021Emergency Management (Quarantine and Testing of Certain Western Australian Arrivals)(COVID-19) Direction 2021 17.
2/2/2021Emergency Management (Modification of Quarantine for Certain Western Australian Arrivals)(COVID-19) Direction 2021 18.
5/2/2021Emergency Management (Further Modification of Quarantine for Certain Western Australian Arrivals)(COVID-19) Direction 2021 19.
12/2/2021Emergency Management (Western Australian Arrivals Quarantine)(COVID-19)(Revocation) Direction 2021 20.
4/2/2021Emergency Management (Quarantine and Testing of Certain Former Victorian Arrivals)(COVID-19) Direction 2021 21.
11/2/2021Emergency Management (Quarantine and Testing of Certain Former Victorian Arrivals No2)(COVID-19) Direction 2021 22.
12/2/2021Emergency Management (Quarantine and Testing of Certain Former Victorian Arrivals No 3)(COVID-19) Direction 2021 23.
15/2/2021Emergency Management (Quarantine and Testing of Certain Former Victorian Arrivals No 4) 2021 24.

Table 7: CEASED Gatherings & Public Activity Directions Made Under the Emergency Management Act 2004

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28/3/2020Emergency Management (Gatherings)(COVID-19) Direction 2020 1.
16/4/2020Emergency Management (Gatherings No 2)(COVID-19) Direction 2020 2.
22/5/2020Emergency Management (Gatherings No 3)(COVID-19) Direction 2020 3.
1/6/2020Emergency Management (Public Activities)(COVID-19) Direction 2020 4.
19/06/2020Emergency Management (Public Activities No 2) (COVID-19) Direction 2020 5.
29/06/2020Emergency Management (Public Activities No 3) (COVID-19) Direction 2020 6.
9/7/2020Emergency Management (Public Activities No 4)(COVID-19) Direction 2020 7.
29/7/2020Emergency Management (Public Activities No 5)(COVID-19) Direction 2020 8.
5/8/2020Emergency Management (Public Activities No 6)(COVID-19) Direction 2020 9.
14/8/2020Emergency Management (Public Activities No 7 )(COVID-19) Direction 2020 10.
28/8/2020Emergency Management (Public Activities No 8 )(COVID-19) Direction 2020 11.
5/9/2020Emergency Management (Public Activities No 9 )(COVID-19) Direction 2020 12.
3/10/2020Emergency Management (Public Activities No 10)(COVID-19) Direction 2020 13.
17/11/2020Emergency Management (Public Activities No 11)(COVID-19) Direction 2020 14.
22/11/2020Emergency Management (Public Activities No 12)(COVID-19) Direction 2020 15.
1/12/2020Emergency Management (Public Activities No 13)(COVID-19) Direction 2020 16.
1/12/2020Emergency Management (Public Activities No 14)(COVID-19) Direction 2020 17.
4/12/2020Emergency Management (Public Activities No 15)(COVID-19) Direction 2020 18.
14/12/2020Emergency Management (Public Activities No 16)(COVID-19) Direction 2020 19.
14/12/2020Emergency Management (Public Activities No 17)(COVID-19) Direction 2021 20.
22/1/2021Emergency Management (Public Activities No 18)(COVID-19) Direction 2021 21.
17/2/2021Emergency Management (Public Activities No 19)(COVID-19) Direction 2021 22.

Table 8: CEASED Non-Essential Business and Other Activities Directions Made Under the Emergency Management Act 2004

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23/3/2020Non-Essential Business and Other Gatherings Closure Direction 1.
25/3/2020Non-Essential Business and Other Gatherings Closure Direction (No 2) 2.
28/3/2020Emergency Management (Non-Essential Business and Other Activities)(COVID-19) Direction 2020 3.
31/3/2020Emergency Management (Non-Essential Business and Other Activities No 2)(COVID-19) Direction 2020 4.
10/4/2020Emergency Management (Non-Essential Business and Other Activities No 3)(COVID-19) Direction 2020 5.
15/4/2020Emergency Management (Non-Essential Business and Other Activities No 4)(COVID-19) Direction 2020 6.
11/5/2020Emergency Management (Non-Essential Business and Other Activities No 5)(COVID-19) Direction 2020 7.
22/5/2020Emergency Management (Non-Essential Business and Other Activities No 6)(COVID-19) Direction 2020 8.
22/5/2020Emergency Management (Non-Essential Business and Other Activities No 7)(COVID-19) Direction 2020 9.

Table 9: CEASED Appropriate Surgery During COVID-19 Pandemic Directions Made Under the Emergency Management Act 2004

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31/3/2020Emergency Management (Appropriate Surgery During COVID-19 Pandemic) Direction 20201.
1/4/2020Emergency Management (Appropriate Surgery During COVID-19 Pandemic No 2) Direction 2020 2.
3/4/2020Emergency Management (Appropriate Surgery During COVID-19 Pandemic No 3) Direction 2020 3.
27/4/2020Emergency Management (Appropriate Surgery During COVID-19 Pandemic No 4) Direction 2020 4.
13/5/2020Emergency Management (Appropriate Surgery During COVID-19 Pandemic No 4)(Revocation) Direction 2020 5.

Table 10: CEASED Declarations and Directions made under the South Australian Public Health Act 2011

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15/3/2020Declaration of a Public Health Emergency 1.
18/3/2020Direction of Chief Executive of the Department for Health and Wellbeing in Relation to Mass Gatherings 2.
22/3/2020Directions of Chief Executive of the Department for Health and Wellbeing Mass Gatherings (No 2) 3.
17/3/2020Self-Quarantine Following Overseas Travel 4.
17/3/2020Self-Quarantine Following Overseas Travel (No 2) 5.
22/3/2020Visitors to Residential Aged Care Centres 6.

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