COVID-19 restrictions were recently in force for South Australia. If you rent in SA, here’s where to get tenancy support.

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?

South Australia is currently under Level 3 restrictions.

For more information about the current activity restrictions in South Australia, visit the SA Government website. Continue to check Contact tracing and exposure locations as the list of exposure sites is updated.

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Face masks

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

  • High-risk settings
  • Health care services
  • Passenger transport services
  • Personal care services (but not by the customer if it inhibits the service)
  • Indoor fitness facilities (except while exercising)
  • Shared indoor 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 in South Australia?

If you’re looking for extra tenancy support in South Australia, 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