17 Aug 2020

Industry Update - COVID Marshal training now available


Good afternoon,

The South Australian Tourism Commission's free COVID-19 Awareness Training has been expanded to enable COVID Marshal certification.

In good news for South Australia's tourism and hospitality businesses, the new COVID Marshal training is now available. It is expected to take around 30 minutes to complete, and steps through the fundamentals of infection and prevention control for COVID-19, as well as the roles and responsibilities of a COVID Marshal in South Australia.

From this Friday, 21 August 2020, a COVID Marshal will be required for many South Australian businesses, including but not limited to hospitality venues such as cafes, restaurants, bars, pubs, and wineries, as well as any activity (such as events) which require a COVID Management Plan.

While COVID Marshals are not responsible for individual patrons' behaviour or for their employer's compliance, they will play an important role in ensuring COVID-safe measures such as distancing, density and good hygiene practices are being followed. This role is key to helping protect the health of South Australians and ensuring our state's economy can stay open. 

Access the SA Health COVID Marshal Training at:

The prescribed training is an expansion of the COVID-19 Awareness Training developed by the SATC, in partnership with South Australian-owned business Health Safety Environment Australia (HSE Australia). Launched in early June, our training is designed for tourism and hospitality workers to get up to speed on COVID-19 infection prevention and control, and while only voluntary, it has had more than 6,000 workers complete the course.  

Yours sincerely,

Rodney Harrex
Chief executive 


See the Industry Update - COVID Marshall Training - 17 August 2020 here.