I refer to the recent update from the SA Government regarding lockdown restrictions being lifted on
28 July 2021 and restrictions for the following 7 days.
As of 12.01am on Wednesday 28 July 2021, Buyers may resume entering Wholesale and Growers Trading floor however, each Store is encouraged to implement their own protocols regarding social distancing guidelines and may request Buyers not to enter their premises. We ask that Buyers respect each Wholesalers policy.
The new Level 4 restrictions are clear. The one person per four square meter rule will apply. Therefore, Wholesalers should observe this Rule in each of their own tenancies.
SAPML will continue to monitor social distancing protocols and will continue to enforce the wearing of masks whilst in the market until, at the earliest, 12.01am on Wednesday, 4 August 2021. We will update you regarding any changes to this restriction.
Please continue to refer to the SA Health website www.sahealth.sa.gov.au for regular updates.
Please contact our Operations Manager on 0409 251 850 if you require any further information.
We appreciate your ongoing cooperation.
Chief Executive Officer
Please see the information below and follow the relevant health advice with new Tier One Exposure sites now listed.
This information will be updated if further locations are identified or advice changes.
If you were at any of the below locations at the specified dates and times, you and your household members must:
COVID-19 Directions have been updated in South Australia.
Cross Border Travel-Associated Direction No 30
The Emergency Management (Cross Border Travel-Associated Direction No 30) (COVID-19) Direction 2021 came into effect at 12.01am on Friday 16 July 2021.
The following restrictions apply:
• Any person who has been in Victoria in the past 14 days is not permitted to enter South Australia (Level 6 Requirements)
• Any Essential Travellers and Permitted Arrivals arriving from Victoria after 12.01am Friday 16 July 2021 are subject to Level 4 requirements and must:
o COVID-19 test on day 1, 5, & 13.
o Self-quarantine for 14 days
o Wear a mask (covering mouth and nose) any time they come in contact with the public for a period of 14 days after arrival in South Australia
• Any Returning SA Resident who has not been in Greater Melbourne (including Hobson Bay, the City of Whittlesea, The City of Greater Geelong and the Shire of Moorabool) within the last 14 days arriving after 12.01 am Friday 16 July 2021 are subject to Level 3 requirements and must:
o COVID-19 test on day 1, 5, & 13
o Self-quarantine until negative test
o Not enter high risk settings for 14 days after arrival, unless clause 9 applies
o Not enter into a COVID Management Plan events greater than 1000 people
• Any person who has been in the Greater Brisbane area in the past 14 days is not permitted to enter South Australia (Level 6 requirements)
• Any Essential Travellers and Permitted Arrivals arriving from Greater Brisbane, after 12.01am Friday 16 July 2021 are subject to Level 4 requirements and must:
o COVID-19 test on day 1, 5, & 13.
o Self-quarantine for 14 days
o wear a mask (covering mouth and nose) any time they come in contact with the public for a period of 14 days after arrival in South Australia
As of 12.01am Friday 16 July 2021 all restrictions for Townsville and the Big Red Bash are removed. Travellers are free to enter without requirements.
New South Wales and Australian Capital Territory Arrivals
• All other restrictions for Australian Capital Territory and New South Wales are still in place.
A reminder that as of 12.01 am 15 July 2021 the following restriction came into place for Commercial Transport and Freight workers who had been in ACT, NSW and VIC in the past 14 days:
• Commercial Transport and Freight must demonstrate a COVID-19 test in the past 48 hours or must get a COVID-19 test in South Australia in first 24 hours and must use the approved contact tracing system at the testing station.
Cross Border Travel Registration Form
• All travellers coming to South Australia must first complete a Cross Border Travel Registration, irrespective of where they are travelling from.
• For more information relative to your travel or to complete the form visit: https://www.police.sa.gov.au/online-services/cross-border-travel-application
Public Activities No 29
The Emergency Management (Public Activities No 29) (COVID-19) Direction 2021 came into effect at 12.01am on Friday 16 July 2021.
The following changes are in place:
The following density requirements apply:
• Indoor or Outdoor Place – 1 person per 2 square metres
The following gathering provisions apply:
• Gathering/Function at Relevant Licenced Premises (e.g. wedding, funeral, party)- 1 person per 2 square metres and the capacity is defined by the space.
• Private residence – up to 150 people per house. However, people are required to have an approved COVID-19 Safe Plan between 51-150 at a residence. The 1 person per 2 square metres applies.
• Gathering/Function at a Private Place – 150 people maximum, 1 person per 2 square metres.
• Cinemas, theatres, performance venues with fixed seating, and places of worship with or without fixed seating – Maximum of 75% of normal occupancy. Masks must be worn when the capacity is between 50% and 75% of the normal occupancy.
Note – Children and infants of any age are counted in the above gathering and density provisions.
Consumption of Food and Beverages
Food or beverages which are served for consumption at venues (including pubs, cafes, clubs, restaurants, wineries, etc.) may be consumed whilst standing. Food and beverages can be consumed whilst standing or seated when outdoors. Communal food and beverages are not permitted. If people are sitting at a bar there must be no food preparation taking place.
Dancing is not permitted in nightclubs and relevant licenced premises. Despite this a bridal party is permitted to dance at a wedding ceremony or reception regardless of where it is held. Dancing is permitted at dance studios including those holding a liquor licence but there must be no service of alcohol.
Gathering/Function at Relevant Licenced Premises
A gathering or function at relevant licenced premises (e.g. wedding, party, funeral or any other function):
• The maximum number of people permitted is defined by the density provision of 1 person per 2 square metres.
• Communal food and beverage areas are not permitted.
• Dancing is not permitted.
• Singing is not permitted indoors.
Singing is not permitted at indoor premises that are non-residential unless:
• the singer is performing individually (not including a karaoke performer); or
• the singers are members of a group of performers and they are performing or rehearsing in the indoor premises (not including karaoke performers or persons performing or rehearsing as part of a choir or chorus); or
• the premises are an educational establishment; or
• the singers are undertaking or providing an individual lesson.
Note: backing singers in a band are permitted.
Gathering/Function at a Private Place
A gathering or function at a private place (e.g. wedding, party, funeral or any other function) which, for example, in a privately hired hall, farm used for commercial purposes etc (this does not include licensed premises, residential premises).
• The maximum number of people permitted is 150 and the density provision of 1 person per 2 square metres applies.
• Dancing is permitted.
• Singing is not permitted indoors.
Shisha/Hookah is not permitted however, these venues are still permitted to operate in serving food or beverages providing they adhere to the relevant restrictions.
Fitness, Recreation Activities and Sport
Fitness, recreation activities and sport are permitted but a COVID Safe Plan is required, the 1 person per 2 square metres applies, contract tracing is required and a COVID Marshal is required for Gyms/Fitness Centres/Swimming Pools.
High Risk Settings
Masks must be worn in a residential aged care facility, a disability care facility, a prison, correctional facility, training centre or other place of custody; any of the following areas within a public or private hospital; an emergency dept, an intensive care unit; a respiratory ward; an oncology ward: or any health care service provided in any Aboriginal community or any other Aboriginal community controlled health service.
A mask which covers the nose and mouth must be worn by all people including: care providers, patients, clients, residents, admin and other staff, employees, visitors, students, contractors and any other person when they are in the presence of other people.
Note – a person is exempt where; the mask will hinder the care which is being provided, there is a medical condition, communication with a person who is deaf or hard of hearing is required, the person is under 12 and the person is a live in staff member or a resident of a residential care facility.
Personal Care Activities
People providing personal care services must wear a mask covering their mouth and nose if they are providing these services at hairdressers, barbershops, beauty and nail salons, tattoo parlours, wellness centres/day spas/massage parlours, saunas/bathhouses and any other place which beauty therapy/tanning/waxing/piercing/body modification takes place.
Members of the public are reminded that other restrictions in relation to COVID Management/Safe Plans, COVID Marshals, QR Codes and Physical Distancing still apply.
Other existing requirements remain. The information above only highlights the changes key made to the Direction 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
April 15 MESSAGE FROM CEO – RE LEASING
As the impacts of COVID-19 were beginning to signal serious ramifications for South Australia, Business SA instigated an industry summit to bring together representatives of a broad range of associations and community organisations to discuss a path through the crisis.
Business SA, South Australia’s Chamber of Commerce and Industry, invited SAPML’s CEO Angelo Demasi to participate. A Summit Report has now been published. Read the Business SA Summit Report
As a first point of reference – please visit the PIRSA Covid-19 Resource Page
The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) will implement a series of administrative measures to assist Australians experiencing financial difficulty as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak. Visit the ATO website for further details.