ALL Businesses Previously Directed To Close MUST Complete Covid-Safe Plan Before Monday

Businesses or organisations previously directed to close MUST complete a Plan (this is legally enforceable) or face a fine.

With the easing of COVID-19 restrictions, the State Government has highlighted the need to develop a “COVID-19 Safe Plan”.

Businesses or organisations previously directed to close MUST complete a Plan (this is legally enforceable) before 1 June 2020, otherwise they may face a fine.

This includes:

·         Restaurants, cafes, wineries and pubs (but not nightclubs, casinos, gaming venues and food courts – these are still closed)

·         Wineries

·         Buildings used by social and sporting clubs

·         Facilities used primarily for indoor physical recreation

·         Indoor premises at which boot camp and other personal training are offered

·         Indoor sporting venues

·         Public swimming pools

·         Motor sport facilities and other racetracks

·         Community, youth and recreation centres

·         Cinema, function centre or entertainment venue of any kind

·         Theatres, concert venues, arenas, auditoriums, stadiums, and other places where live performances occur

·         Galleries, museums, libraries (other than libraries in educational institutions)

·         Local government non-essential facilities such as libraries

·         Restaurants and cafes

·         Auction houses

·         Premises at which a real estate auction or inspection by a prospective purchaser or tenant of the premises is conducted

·         Outdoor and indoor markets

·         Beauty salons, nail salons and tattoo parlours and other premises at which beauty therapy and tanning, waxing, piercing or body modification services are provided

·         Wellness centres, spas and massage parlours

·         Places of worship

Business allowed to reopen from 11 May as part of Step 1 of South Australia’s Roadmap to Recovery must complete a Plan before 1 June 2020.

Other businesses may voluntarily choose to complete a Plan.

It is important that the Safe Plan is completed as it’s a legally enforceable document, i.e. if you have not completed it before 1 June you may be issued with a fine by SA Police.

This is the link to the COVID Safe Plan –

For further information please visit the State Government website –

What is a COVID-Safe Plan?

  • A COVID-Safe Plan is a list of measures designed to keep staff and patrons safe and minimise the risk of spreading COVID-19.
  • The requirement for defined businesses to have a Plan comes into operation from 1 June 2020.

How do I complete a COVID-Safe Plan?

  • Complete your Plan online at
  • While there are some universal requirements, your Plan will be specific to your business/premises and industry.
  • Refer to official COVID-19 information sources for the latest directions and advice (see and
  • Refer to guidance from your industry peak body if relevant.
  • Calculate the size of your venue or measure the room dimensions and use the online tool to calculate square metres.
  • Be prepared to spend some time completing your Plan, but you can leave and come back to the page at a later time if you need to source information or for any other reason.
  • Once complete, the form will be e-mailed to you.

What must I do with the completed Plan?

  • Print the Plan and make it available at your premises or place of doing business.
  • Be ready to produce a physical copy on request by an authorised officer.
  • It is not a requirement, but you may choose to display the Plan or the one page Record of Completion in a location visible to patrons.

What happens if I do not complete a Plan?

  • If you have not completed a Plan, or do not have the Plan available at your premises when requested, you can be fined up to $5,000 on the spot for non-compliance, or face prosecution.

How do I implement the Plan?

  • You must take the actions you committed to in your Plan.
  • Review and update your policies and practices accordingly.
  • Discuss the Plan with staff, contractors, suppliers and any others people who regularly
  • access your premises for work purposes so that everyone is aware of the requirements.
  • Ensure staff receive training on any new processes if needed.
  • Regularly review your Plan and make updates if appropriate.

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