Covid Common Questions South Australia


Private Gathering COVID Rules.

1 person per 2 square metre restrictions for private gatherings

If you have 51 to 200 people at a residential premises.

You are required :



Frequently Asked Questions Have Been Copied From https://www.covid-19.sa.gov.au/restrictions-and-responsibilities/faqs

Gatherings

What is the maximum number of people I can have over at my house for a gathering or event?

If you have 50 people at a residential premises, there are no additional requirements.

If you have 51 to 200 people at a residential premises, you are required to have a COVID-Safe Plan, COVID Marshal and your guests must check-in via the COVID SAfe Check-in.

What is a private gathering?

A private gathering means an invitation-only event or function (other than a private function) that is held at a place (whether indoor or outdoor) that is not residential premises and where uninvited members of the public are not permitted to attend the event or function.

What are the rules for private gatherings (including birthday parties, weddings or funerals) at a private place (farm, community hall with no license)?

  • Maximum number of attendees is 200 people.
  • People present at the place must not exceed 1 person per 2 square metres.
  • Food and beverages (including alcohol) may be consumed by patrons while standing
  • Dancing is permitted.

 

What are the rules for private functions at licensed premises?

  • Maximum number of people permitted is 200 people. The 200 people (including children and infants) attending the event, must be the same 200 people for the duration of the event.
  • People present at the place must not exceed 1 person per 2 square metres.
  • The private function may only take place in a separate and designated area (whether indoor or outdoor) of relevant licensed premises with separate bathroom facilities (if not available, a higher frequency of cleaning is required) and no public access.
  • The service of any food or beverages or provision of a liquid or edible items must ensure that no shared utensils are used for that purpose.
  • Patrons attending the private function must use their best endeavours to remain segregated from other general patrons on the premises.
  • Dancing is permitted.
  • The person who conducts the private function must, on the request of an authorised officer, make available a hardcopy list containing the full name of any person invited to the function.

 

Can I have a wedding at my house? What is the maximum number of people I can have in attendance at the wedding at my house?

Yes. You can have up to 200 people at your wedding at a residential premises. You are required to have a COVID-Safe Plan, COVID Marshal and your guests must check-in via the COVID SAfe Check-in. You must comply with the 1 person per 2 square metres rule.

Having over 200 people present at a residential premises is prohibited.

 

Can I have a wake at my house? What is the maximum number of people I can have in attendance at the wake at my house?

Yes. You can have up to 200 people at your wedding at a residential premises. You are required to have a COVID-Safe Plan, COVID Marshal and your guests must check-in via the COVID SAfe Check-in. You must comply with the 1 person per 2 square metres rule.

Having over 200 people present at a residential premises is prohibited.

Can I have a birthday party at my house? What is the maximum number of people I can have in attendance at the birthday party at my house?

Yes. You can have up to 200 people at your birthday party at a residential premises. You are required to have a COVID-Safe Plan, COVID Marshal and your guests must check-in via the COVID SAfe Check-in. You must comply with the 1 person per 2 square metres rule.

Having over 200 people present at a residential premises is prohibited.

COVID-SAfe Check in

What businesses a required to have the COVID-SAfe Check in?

Any defined public activity which requires a COVID Safe Plan, and gatherings of 51 to 200 people at residential premises, must use an approved contact tracing system which includes the COVID-SAfe Check in, Scan Tek or any other electronic platform which is approved by the state coordinator.

The QR Code will be issued upon the completion of an appropriate COVID -Safe Plan.

The QR code must be displayed in the premises/business/venue.

More information:

 

What happens with my personal information?

The app securely collects limited personal information as you enter a business or venue. Your details will only be kept for 28 days and will only be released to SA Health for official contact tracing purposes.

When will SA Police start fining people for not using COVID-SAfe Check in?

SA Police will always defer to education in the first instance, no set timeframe is offered, individual cases and circumstances will be assessed.   However, if activities i.e. stand up drinking is permitted by use of the QR code check in, and the business is not deploying the QR code check in, then education may be limited and more proactive action taken.

What happens if I don’t have a smartphone or if the system is down?

For circumstances where it might not be possible for a person’s relevant contact details to be captured by the approved contact tracing system include when the person does not have a smartphone, they can complete the contact tracing record:

Contact tracing record for attendance at public activities (DOCX, 60.0 KB)

COVID-Safe Plan

Do I need a COVID-Safe Plan?

COVID-Safe Plans are required for defined public activities and gatherings of between 51 and 200 people at residential premises.

Businesses and defined public activities that do not have a COVID-Safe Plan must complete a plan before they can commence.

What is a defined public activity?

A defined public activity means:

  • onsite purchase and consumption of food or beverages (whether occurring in an indoor or outdoor area)
  • sport (including sports training), fitness or recreation activities
  • indoor public meetings
  • ceremonies
  • private functions
  • provision of personal care services
  • provision of public entertainment
  • provision of recreational transport
  • the operation of a nightclub
  • the operation of relevant licensed premises
  • the operation of a casino or gaming area (within the meaning of the Gaming Machines Act 1992)
  • auctions and inspections of premises for the purpose of sale or rental of any property
  • driver instruction
  • an assembly within the meaning of the Public Assemblies Act 1972
  • the provision of health care, residential care, disability support or aged care services.

Do I have to do a COVID-Safe Plan for a private gathering (wedding in a paddock or Hall)?

No.

What is an approved contact tracing system?

Approved contact tracing system are COVID SAfe Check-In, ScanTek or any other electronic platform approved by the State Co-ordinator for the purpose of capturing relevant contact details of a person.  Currently there are only two options.

 

Full details and information can be found @ https://www.covid-19.sa.gov.au/