Barton Deakin Brief: South Australia’s Updated COVID-Ready Plan

Date: Nov 2021

Barton Deakin Brief: South Australia's Updated COVID-Ready Plan

15 November 2021

 

Overview

When South Australia’s borders reopen on November 23, fully vaccinated South Australians will only have to quarantine for seven days if they are deemed a close contact of a COVID-19 case.

 

Under new rules announced by the Premier today:

  • Masks will remain required for indoor settings
  • Current density requirements will remain
  • 30 people will now be able to attend home gatherings
  • Private activities will remain capped at 150 people

 

New quarantine requirements

  • Vaccinated international arrivals must quarantine for 7 days on arrival
  • Unvaccinated international arrivals must quarantine for 14 days on arrival
  • Unvaccinated close contacts will be required to quarantine for 14 days if they are deemed a close contact with a case
  • A low risk contact who has been at an exposure site for less than 15 minutes will not be required to quarantine or get a Covid test.
  • Casual contacts must quarantine until their first negative COVID-19 test
    • Must get tested immediately
    • Must have a minimum of 3 COVID-19 tests (getting tested on day 6 and day 13)
    • Following a negative test, casual contacts no longer be required to isolate but are encouraged to avoid non-essential activities and contact with vulnerable people for the next 14 days
  • Vaccinated close contacts must quarantine for 7 days
    • Must get tested immediately
    • Must have a minimum of 3 COVID-19 tests (getting tested on day 6 and day 13)
    • From days 8-14, vaccinated close contacts must not enter high risk settings like hospitals and aged care facilities and are encouraged to avoid non-essential activities
    • People who are in the same household as the close contact and unvaccinated must adhere to these regulations
    • People who are in the same household as the close contact and are vaccinated do not need to quarantine but must get a COVID-19 test on day 1 and day 6
  • Unvaccinated close contacts must quarantine for 14 days
    • Must get tested immediately
    • Must have a minimum of 3 COVID-19 tests (getting tested on day 6 and day 13)
    • People who are in the same household as the close contact and unvaccinated must adhere to these regulations
    • People who are in the same household as the close contact and vaccinated must quarantine for 7 days and get a test on day 1 and day 6
    • However, if the close contact is under 12 years old, the household only needs to get tested on day 1 and day 6 (no quarantine)

Restrictions when South Australia reaches 90% double dose vaccination (+12 years)

  • Borders open to all fully vaccinated domestic and international arrivals with no quarantine requirements
  • Unvaccinated arrivals will be required to undertake 14 days of quarantine
  • Restrictions on most activities will be lifted
  • High-risk activities like going to nightclubs and stand-up alcohol consumption will be permitted for fully vaccinated people
  • Masks will remain in high-risk settings such as hospitals and aged-care facilities
  • COVID-19 management plans will still be required

 

Additional Information

You can access the state government’s COVID-Ready Plan here.

You can access the state government’s COVID-Ready Plan factsheet here.

For more information, contact John Griffin on +61 419 901 159, Julia Kokic on +61 405 955 887 or Nicholas Rigby on +61 468 913 175.

 

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