South Australian Small Business COVID Ready Plan
For the latest COVID-19 advice you are strongly advised to visit www.covid-19.sa.gov.au
There is also a hotline on 1800 253 787 that will provide you with the latest updates as the State opens up for business.
Check that you're doing the right things to ensure the safety of your staff, customers and community - refer to the trusted resources below:
- Information on business responsibilities
- Advice and rules surrounding face masks (SA Health)
- Coronavirus and Australian workplace laws (Fairwork Australia).
Businesses are reminded to have QR codes displayed near their entrances and to ensure customers are checking in via QR codes, or paper registers, when entering the premises.
All people aged 12 and over can now book a COVID-19 vaccination. Roll up now and get vaccinated.
South Australia's COVID-Ready Plan
More information about South Australia’s COVID-Ready Plan has been released, including the latest test, trace isolate and quarantine requirements from Tuesday, 23 November.
These requirements mean fewer people will be required to quarantine and it will also enable more people to quarantine for shorter periods of time.
The SA Health website outlines how this applies in:
- Testing and quarantine requirements for contacts of a COVID-19 case and
- Frequently Asked Questions – Assessing and Managing the risk.
There is also specific information for businesses that explains what to do to and how to assess and manage the risk when any person with COVID has attended the premises (including staff). The advice is for hospitality, community sport, entertainment, higher education, beauty, recreation and other educational facilities.
The guidance relates to your responsibilities to communicate with SA Health as well as cleaning requirements and test, trace, isolate and quarantine.
Workplace rights and obligations for COVID-19 vaccinations
South Australian employers need to ensure they understand their workplace rights and obligations before having conversations with their staff about whether COVID-19 vaccinations will be mandatory in their workplace.
Employers should exercise caution and get their own legal advice before deciding if their employees will have to be vaccinated against COVID-19.
The Fair Work Ombudsman has provided some guidance to assist employers.