COVID-19 requirements under the Public Health Act

For more than two years, the Major Emergency Declaration has enabled a range of restrictions to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in South Australia.

On 24 May 2022 the Major Emergency Declaration was lifted and amendments made to the South Australian Public Health Act 2011 to ensure important public health measures are maintained to limit the spread of COVID-19.

Despite the lifting of the Major Emergency Declaration, the below Emergency Management Directions continue to be in force under section 90C of the South Australian Public Health Act:

These requirements are essential to protect the South Australian community and ensure the health system’s resources can manage COVID-19 cases.

In addition, the Chief Public Health Officer has provided guidance for close contacts critical workers in a hospital, residential aged care facility, disability, corrections and other health care to safely return to work.