15 Nov 2021

Details for business as SA reopens

Details of the State Government’s new testing and quarantine requirements to come into effect when South Australia’s borders reopen next week, have today been released.

Under the new ‘Test Trace Isolate and Quarantine’ (TTIQ) requirements, from Tuesday 23 November:

  • Fully vaccinated South Australians will only need to quarantine for seven days if deemed a close contact, while unvaccinated people will need to quarantine for 14 days. Refer to ‘Testing and quarantine requirements for contacts of a COVID-19 case’ for details.
  • Close and casual contacts have been re-defined – a ‘close contact’ is a person who has had at least 15 minutes face to face contact with a person infected with COVID. The “risk” categories are determined by a number of factors including a person’s vaccination status, use of masks, whether they are indoors or outdoors, and physical proximity. Refer to ‘Assessing and managing the risk’ for details.
  • Businesses will no longer need to close for deep cleaning if a staff member or visitor tests positive – routine cleaning is adequate. Refer to FAQs for details.

The aim is to avoid widespread shutdowns – with a strong focus on a “case by case” approach at any exposure sites.

A registration process will apply to people travelling into South Australia – more details are expected in coming days.

Premier Steven Marshall said there would be more information provided over coming days, as South Australia gets closer to the 23 November opening, including information for small businesses.

I know many operators still have questions, particularly around how it applies to our sector and how we best manage interstate and (when possible) international border openings.

Rest assured, I am working to get greater clarity on this and will update you all as soon as I am able.

In the meantime, find information about the new TTIQ model at the SA Health website.

Rodney Harrex
Chief Executive

View the Industry Update - 15 November 2021.