Updated Cross Border Travel-Associated Direction 31 July 2021

Source: South Australia Police

The Emergency Management (Cross Border Travel-Associated Direction No 35) (COVID-19) Direction 2021 has been revoked and replaced by the Emergency Management (Cross Border Travel-Associated Direction No 36) (COVID-19) Direction 2021. This Direction came into effect at 5.47pm on Saturday 31 July 2021.

Changes came into effect from 5.47pm 31 July 2021:

Victoria/South Australia Cross Border Community Members

  • The Victorian Cross Border corridor has been extended to the area 70 km either side of the border between South Australia and Victoria.
  • People who are ordinarily resident in the Victorian Cross Border corridors who have a permitted purpose to travel across the border are not required to submit to the COVID-19 testing requirements.
  • Permitted purposes for travel are:
    • Employment or education
    • Providing care and support to or receiving care from another person or obtaining food, petrol or other fuel or medical care or supplies
    • Obtaining a COVID-19 vaccination
  • Residents of South Australia and Victoria living in the Cross Border Corridor are not required to submit to testing requirements if they have not left the Cross Border corridor in the last 14 days and have not associated with a person in Victoria from the restricted zone (outside of the cross border corridor).
  • A South Australian resident who travels further than the cross border corridor into a restricted zone is deemed either a permitted arrival or essential traveller on return and is subject to Level 4 restrictions and cannot associate with a person who has been outside of the corridor in a restricted zone in the last 14 days.
  • If a Cross Border Community Member who is a resident of Victoria and has been outside the Cross Border Corridor into Victoria within the last 14 days they must:
    • COVID-19 test on day 1, 5, & 13. Unless they can produce evidence of a COVID-19 test or a negative COVID-19 result within the previous 7 days.
    • Must self-quarantine and must not enter a high risk setting for 14 days.
    • Must wear a face mask (covering mouth and nose) at any time that they come into contact with the public for a period of 14 days after their arrival in South Australia.

Other existing requirements remain. The information above only highlights the key changes made to the Directions and does not reflect all requirements. Members of the public are encouraged to see the full Directions for further information.

All existing directions, frequently asked questions and other information can be found here: https://www.covid-19.sa.gov.au/emergency-declarations

If you require further information you can call the SA COVID-19 Information Line on 1800 253 787 between the hours of 9am to 5pm 7 days per week or go to the SA Health website at www.sahealth.sa.gov.au or www.sa.gov.au/covid-19

Fatal crash at Furner

Source: South Australia Police

Major Crash officers are investigating the circumstances surrounding a fatal crash in the states south east last night.

At 10pm on Friday 30 July, emergency services were called to Princes Highway after reports of a crash involving a Toyota Corolla sedan and a prime mover.

Sadly, the driver of the sedan, a 19-year-old man from Craigmore man died at the scene.

The driver of the truck, a 49-year-old woman from Victoria, was taken to the local hospital where she was treated for minor injuries

Traffic restrictions are still in place on Princes Highway, please take an alternate route.

The man’s death is the 62nd life lost on SA roads this year, compared to 56 at the same time last year.

New campaign tells chilling story

Source: South Australia Police

In 2009, 18-year-old Nicholas Holbrook died when the car he was a passenger in slammed into a tree on West Lakes Boulevard.

The car was being driven at high speed by Nick’s best mate, Phillip.

A new advertising campaign developed by SAPOL’s Media Road Safety Unit features never-before-seen interviews with Phillip, exposing the psychological and emotional scars left by the experience of killing his best mate.

Designed to highlight the long lasting and far reaching impact of every road trauma event, the campaign also tells the story of the same crash via a series of new interviews with Nick’s parents, Glynis and Michael Holbrooks and with the first responders who attended the scene.

Deputy Commissioner Linda Williams said the emotional campaign is a stark reminder to all drivers that one irresponsible decision can affect many lives, forever.

“As well as depicting the mental prison that these people now live in, the campaign asks every South Australian a poignant question: What damage will your driving do?” said Deputy Commissioner Williams.

“It warns that one stupid act on the road can cause life-long damage and nobody wants to live with that guilt.”

Appearing on TV from Sunday 1 August, the campaign includes 13 different commercials which will be released gradually to build the story of Nick’s crash from various perspectives, starting with Phillip’s recount of the moment he learned his driving had caused his best mate’s death.

The campaign will also appear on billboards, in shopping centres, online and on social media, targeting those who are most represented in road trauma offences.

Police Minister Vincent Tarzia said, “These are real stories told by real people – emotive and powerful content that will reach all drivers on different levels.

“Watching this campaign resonated with me on so many levels – as a father-to-be, a son, a brother, a friend. I can’t see a situation where people wouldn’t be affected in some way by these heartbreaking stories.”

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Updated Cross Border Direction 29 July 2021

Source: South Australia Police

The Emergency Management (Cross Border Travel-Associated Direction No 34) (COVID-19) Direction 2021 has been revoked and replaced by the Emergency Management (Cross Border Travel-Associated Direction No 35) (COVID-19) Direction 2021. This Direction comes into effect at 12.01 am on Thursday, 29 July 2021.

Effective 12.01 am on Thursday, 29 July 2021:

  • Returning SA Residents and people relocating from NSW, ACT; and Overseas arrivals who have completed their 14 day quarantine in NSW or ACT are subject to level 6 requirements:
    • Cannot enter South Australia, however
    • Can apply for an exemption from SA Health which may approve travel to South Australia. Applications should be made through the Health Exemptions page.

Note: Applications for Cross Border Travel Registration without SA Health approval will automatically result in a declined application.

  • Commonwealth MPs and staff who have only been in ACT during the past 14 days are subject to level 4 requirements and must:
    • COVID-19 test on day 1, 5, & 13.
    • Self-quarantine for 14 days
    • Must wear a face mask (covering mouth and nose) at any time that they come into contact with the public for a period of 14 days after their arrival in SA.
  • Commonwealth MPs and staff who have been in NSW during the past 14 days are subject to level 5 requirements and must:
    • COVID-19 test on day 1, 5, & 13.
    • Quarantine as directed
    • Must wear a face mask (covering mouth and nose) at any time that they come into contact with the public for a period of 14 days after their arrival in SA

Note:  Commonwealth MPs and staff are permitted to transit through a restricted zone airport other than in New South Wales.

Other existing requirements remain. The information above only highlights the changes key made to the Directions and does not reflect all requirements. Members of the public are encouraged to see the full Directions for further information.

All existing directions, frequently asked questions and other information can be found here: https://www.covid-19.sa.gov.au/emergency-declarations

If you require further information you can call the SA COVID-19 Information Line on 1800 253 787 between the hours of 9am to 5pm 7 days per week or go to the SA Health website at www.sahealth.sa.gov.au or www.sa.gov.au/covid-19

Serious crash at Baroota

Source: South Australia Police

Police are at the scene of a serious crash at Baroota near Port Germein.

About 3.40pm today (Wednesday 28 July) police and emergency services were called to the Augusta Highway about two kilometres south of Mudge Road, after reports that a car had left the road and crashed into a tree.

Major Crash officers are attending the scene.

The Augusta Highway will be closed to traffic in both directions in the area.

Please avoid the area if possible.

No changes to Current SA Border arrangements

Source: South Australia Police

Although the Stay at Home order has been rescinded in South Australia, there have been no changes to the current border arrangements.

Therefore people travelling into the state should ensure they are up to date with current restrictions by visiting covid-19.sa.gov.au/restrictions-and-responsibilities/travel-restrictions/sa-border-restrictions

All travellers coming to South Australia must first complete a Cross Border Travel Registration. Travellers must complete a separate Cross Border Travel Registration for each person in the travelling party including all children.

Serious crash Port Adelaide

Source: South Australia Police

Police are at the scene of serious crash at Port Adelaide.

Just after 11.20am on Wednesday 28 July police and emergency services were called to St Vincent Street after reports of a crash between a car and a pedestrian.

A pedestrian has been taken to the Royal Adelaide Hospital with serious injuries.

Major Crash Investigation Section Officers are attending the scene.

St Vincent Street is closed for eastbound traffic from Commercial Road to  Church Street. Please avoid the area if you can.

Wanted man Kym Nyenhuis

Source: South Australia Police

Police are seeking the public’s assistance to locate wanted man Kym Nyenhuis.

Kym, 34, from Reid near Gawler, is wanted for breaching a condition of his court ordered home detention bail.  Police have received information that he may have access to a firearm and given this, he may pose a risk to the community.

Kym is described as being about 190cm tall, slim build, with a fair complexion.  He has a thinning long blonde mullet hair style and blue eyes.

If you see him or know of his whereabouts, please call the police assistance line on 131 444 immediately or triple zero (000) in an emergency.

Activities – Associated Directions 28 July 2021

Source: South Australia Police

The General Activities No 3 and the Associated Direction No 6 declares the State of South Australia is subject to Level 3 modified restrictions.

The Associated Direction comes into effect at 12.01am on Wednesday 28 July 2021.

Although Stay at Home restrictions are easing people who have been directed to self-quarantine are not released and must still complete their full 14 day quarantine unless instructed otherwise by an authorised officer.

Density Requirements

The following density requirements apply to the conduct of defined public activities:

  • Indoor or Outdoor Place- 1 person per 4 square metres
  • Indoor Fitness Facility-  1 person per 8 square metres

People must use their best endeavours to implement physical distancing and remain 1.5m from people they do not know.

Note- The occupier/owner of a place must calculate the density requirements based on the space available for members of the public to use for the defined activity (not including bathrooms etc). Staff and staff areas are not calculated.

Gathering Provisions

The following gathering provisions apply:

  • Gathering/Function at a Relevant Licenced Premises (eg party)– 1 person per 4 sqm and the capacity is defined by the space.
  • Gathering/Function at a Private Place– 10 people maximum, 1 person per 4 sqm.
  • Private Residence– Limit of 10 people at a private residence (including people who ordinarily reside at a premises). Where the number of people who live at the residence exceeds 10 they are permitted. For example where 12 people live at house.
  • Wedding or funeral at any place (excluding a residential premises)–  50 people and 1 person per 4 sqm. If at a residential premises 10 people only. If at licensed premises, governed by density requirements of 1 person per 4 sqm.

Note- Children and infants of any age are counted in the above gathering and density provisions.

The following activities are restricted:

  • Dancing– is not permitted unless by the bridal party at a wedding or at a fitness dance studio where alcohol is not served.
  • Singing– is not permitted in enclosed, non-residential premises unless for the purposes of education, an individual lesson, the person is performing (including backup singers). Karaoke is not permitted.
  • Shisha/Hookah is not permitted.
  • Personal Care Services– including services at hairdressers, barbershops, beauty salons, nail salons and tattoo parlours, wellness centres, day spas and massage parlours, saunas and bathhouses are permitted but must wear a mask (except the person receiving the service if it would reasonably interfere with the provision of the service).
  • Public Entertainment– including concert, live theatre or other live performance, cinema, galleries, museums, publicly accessible historic sites, zoos and other wildlife animal parks or any other place of entertainment that is open to members of the public are is permitted but masks must be worn indoors and density provisions must be followed.
  • COVID Management Plan events (attendance of more than 1000 people) are permitted but outdoors only and the plan must be approved before the event takes place.
  • Retail Services are permitted to open but must follow density restrictions and people must wear a mask when indoor public places and must QR code in.
  • Casinos and Gaming rooms are permitted to open but subject to density, mask-wearing and physical distancing restrictions.

Fitness and Sport

The following restrictions apply:

  • Indoor fitness is restricted to 1 person per 8 sqm in the entire facility. This also applies to a single room or enclosed space
  • Dancefloors in dance studios must also apply the 1 person per 8 sqm.
  • Outdoor fitness is restricted to 1 person per 4 sqm.
  • People must still remain physically distanced and separated.
  • Employees are not counted in the density requirement.
  • A person must wear a mask at an indoor public place (but this is not required when undertaking physical activity).
  • No team, club and competition sports, except training or as part of a school curriculum and not involving interschool activities.
  • A person must not attend fitness training, sports or sporting event as a spectator. One person is permitted to attend if they are required to be present as a caregiver for a participant.

Note- Indoor fitness facility means gymnasiums, health clubs, fitness centres, yoga, barre and spin facilities, dance and pilates studios and swimming pools (other than swimming pools being used for rehabilitation purposes authorised by a health or disability practitioner).

Consumption of Food and Beverages

Food or beverages which are served for consumption at venues (including pubs, cafes, clubs, restaurants, wineries, etc.) can only consumed while seated (indoors or outdoors). Communal food and beverages are not permitted.

Masks

Masks must be worn in the following locations:

  • passenger transport services
  • shared indoor public places (not at indoor fitness facilities when undertaking exercise)
  • personal care services
  • health care services
  • high risk settings

Note- the mask can be removed by a customer in personal care services or health care services when they are receiving the service if the mask would reasonably interfere with the provision of the service. Members of a bridal party can remove a mask during the wedding ceremony and photographs regardless of the venue.

Contact Tracing System and Records:

  • Members of the public must sign in using the approved COVID SAfe Check-In system when entering a relevant public place.
  • The use of QR Codes are vital in stopping the spread of COVID-19 within the South Australian community.
  • Members of the public are reminded that they are required under the Direction to ensure their details are captured by the relevant system.

Members of the public are reminded that other requirements in relation to COVID Management/Safe Plans, COVID Marshals, QR Codes and Physical Distancing still apply.

For all existing Directions, tables and frequently asked questions and other information can be found here: https://www.covid-19.sa.gov.au/emergency-declarations

If you require further information you can call the SA COVID-19 Information Line on 1800 253 787 between the hours of 9am to 5pm 7 days per week or go to the SA Health website at www.sahealth.sa.gov.au or www.sa.gov.au/covid-19