COVID-19 restrictions are in force for South Australia from 6:00 PM on 20 July. Here’s what you need to know about the lockdown and where to get tenancy support.

Level 5 restrictions are now in place in South Australia. Check the SA Health website for an updated list of contact tracing and exposure locations.

The Australian Government Chief Medical Officer, Professor Paul Kelly, declared Metropolitan Adelaide a COVID-19 Hotspot for an initial period of 7 days from 11:59 PM on 20 July 2021 until 11:59 PM on 27 July 2021.

The SA Government says it will also provide $600 weekly support payments to workers in regional South Australia, after areas outside of Adelaide were left out of the Commonwealth “hotspot” declaration, meaning they miss out on federal support. Read more about the COVID-19 Disaster Payment here.

Information about Government support will be available on the SA Treasury website.

What ongoing restrictions are in place from 6:00 PM on 20 July?

South Australia is currently under Level 5 restrictions.

From 6:00 PM on 20 July, these are the only reasonable excuses to leave home:

  • Essential work
  • To obtain essential goods or services
  • Essential Health Services, including getting COVID-19 tested or vaccinated
  • Care and compassionate grounds
  • Exercise with those in your household

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Face masks

Masks (covering the mouth and nose) are required in:

  • High-risk settings
  • Health care services
  • Passenger transport services
  • Public places

For more information on the current restrictions, news updates and FAQs, visit the SA Government website.

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I’m renting. Where can I get help during the South Australian lockdown?

If you’re looking for extra tenancy support during the South Australian lockdown, these organisations may be able to assist you in a range of areas.

South Australian Tenants’ Information and Advisory Service (SYC) / RentRight SA1800 060 462SYC
National Debt Hotline1800 007 007. Weekdays, 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM.National Debt Hotline
Salvation Army13 72 58Salvation Army
‘Ask Izzy’ search tool (find local services in your area)N/AAsk Izzy
Safe Steps Family Violence Response Centre1800 015 188, 24/7Safe Steps
Financial support for individuals in South AustraliaN/ASA Gov Financial Support
Lifeline Australia13 11 14, 24/7Lifeline Australia