**Last updated 28/09/2020**

Cross Border Travel Restrictions

Whether someone is a South Australian resident returning home, or an interstate resident travelling into SA, they will need valid pre-approval from SA Police before entering the State. All travellers entering South Australia are required to complete the cross-border travel registration form before travelling, regardless of where their travel begins.

New Direction – Changes to Border Restrictions with NSW 

The Emergency Management (Cross Border Travel No 14) (COVID-19) Direction 2020 has been revoked and replaced by the Emergency Management (Cross Border Travel No 15) (COVID-19) Direction 2020. This new Direction comes into effect as of 0001 Thursday 24 September.

The new Direction provides an update to the restrictions currently in place for people arriving from NSW.

Key changes:

  • NSW is now considered part of the low community transmission zone.
  • People entering from NSW will be able to enter South Australia without the requirement for COVID-19 testing or 14 day self-quarantine upon arrival as long as during the 14 days immediately before their arrival in South Australia, they have been in the low community transmission zone (ACT, NT, Qld, NSW, WA, or TAS) for that preceding 14 days.
  • This provision only applies to people who travel from NSW to South Australia via air or via road, travelling through NSW.  Entry via Victoria is prohibited except for Essential Travellers or persons escaping domestic violence or providing support to a family member who is experiencing domestic violence.
  • People who entered South Australia from NSW prior to 0001 Thursday 24 September are required to complete their 14 day self-quarantine.  If a person chooses to return to NSW during this self-quarantine period and then return to South Australia, they will be required to complete the balance of days remaining on their 14 day self-quarantine period.
  • It should be noted that a person must not make a false or misleading statement (whether by inclusion or omission of particulars) when providing information.  Further if asked a question by an authorised officer or a person assisting in the administration of the direction a person must not:
    • Refuse of fail to answer the question; or
    • Give an answer that is false or misleading in providing particulars.

It is acknowledged that many restrictions still apply, but they are critical in dealing with the spread of COVID-19. All existing directions, frequently asked questions and other information can be found here.

For further information please call the SA COVID-19 Information Line on 1800 253 787 between the hours of 9am to 5pm 7 days per week or go to the SA Health website at www.sahealth.sa.gov.au or www.sa.gov.au/covid-19

Cross Border Community Member Essential Travellers

  • Cross Border Community Members on the South Australia/Victoria border are now permitted to enter SA if you reside within 40km of the border. You cannot travel more than 40km into SA or VIC from your point of entry. If you travel more than 40km into VIC they you not be permitted to re-enter SA.
  • There is no change for Cross Border Community Members who are on the South Australia/New South Wales border. You can still travel up to 50km from your point of entry but if you travel more than 50km into NSW you will be required to self-quarantine for 14 days when you re-enter SA.
  • Entry as a Cross Border Community Member is only permitted for the purposes of; employment, education; providing care and support to another person, receiving care and support to another person, obtaining food, petrol or other fuel or medical care or supplies.
  • Cross Border Community Members who have had their essential traveller status revoked or who currently hold a ‘paper based’ exemption which was in place prior to the implementation of the online Cross Border Form will be required to re-apply via the online system here.

*Note- the information above only highlights the changes key made and does not reflect all requirements under the Cross Border Travel No 13 Direction. Members of the public and Essential Travellers are encouraged to see the full direction for further information.

Commercial Transport and Freight Services Transport

With harvest approaching, it is important that producers can cross state borders quickly and without impediment in order to receive the best available price for their grain. Whether someone is a South Australian resident returning home, or an interstate resident travelling into SA, they will need valid pre-approval from SA Police before entering the State. All travellers entering South Australia are required to complete the cross-border travel registration form before travelling, regardless of where their travel begins. PIRSA has been in discussion with SA Police and can advise that those expected to cross state borders to deliver grain should begin the process to obtain their travel approval as soon as possible, in preparation for the upcoming season.

Travellers transporting and delivering grain further than 40km into Victoria are advised to apply for the Commercial Transport and Freight Services essential traveller status which will facilitate the efficient movement into and across South Australia’s borders. The Commercial Transport and Freight Services status exists for people who provide transport or freight services into, within and out of South Australia on a commercial basis. When completing the cross border travel application, you are requested to provide as much detail as possible in the short description of why you are travelling. You should include a summary of:

  • who you work for, or the business ABN details or person you are visiting
  • why you are entering the state
  • how long you will be in the state and whether you will return often.

Travellers operating under a Commercial Transport and Freight Services travel status are required to comply with restrictions outlined in the COVID-19 Victoria Essential Traveller Table accessible here.

COVID-19 Testing

Travellers operating under a Cross Border Community Member or Commercial Transport and Freight services travel status are required to produce to border officials, upon request, evidence of a COVID test within the last 7 days. This means those travelling regularly into SA will be required to seek regular weekly COVID-19 testing. SA Pathology has a number of testing sites throughout SA, including mobile clinics, drive through facilities, and after hours heavy vehicle testing locations. A full list of testing locations is available here.

Normally while awaiting COVID-19 test results in SA, individuals are required to self-quarantine at a suitable place and not leave that place except for emergencies. While travelling under a Cross Border Community Member or Commercial Transport and Freight services travel status, travellers are not required to self-quarantine while awaiting test results (unless they are displaying COVID-19 symptoms) and can carry out their essential duties.

Specialist Worker in an Essential Sector | Risk Mitigation Plan

A person who is applying for essential traveller status to South Australia because he/she is a specialist worker required for the purposes of maintaining operations in an essential sector, needs to meet certain requirements as part of the exemption application process.

One of the requirements is that they must demonstrate: That their employer (an ‘essential sector employer’) is applying COVID-19 risk mitigation strategies during periods of work; and that those strategies are set out in an Essential Sector COVID-19 Risk Mitigation Plan (‘a COVID-19 Risk Mitigation Plan’), that has been approved by the Department for Health and Wellbeing.

Guidance on how to develop a COVID-19 Risk Mitigation Plan relating to specialist workers in essential sectors is available here along with a template that asks for further details, including about the person or persons who are wanting to travel to South Australia as essential sector workers. 

Applicants can send their updated plan in this new template along with any additional documents you would like considered, including the original plans/documentation that you sent us to: Health.COVID19RiskMitigation@sa.gov.au.

SA Health Covid-19 Response Team are focussed on processing applications as quickly as possible. If you have difficulties with completing the template and need some further guidance, please email them with your contact details and availability. Because of the volume of plans under review, please allow for 72 hours for the team to contact you.

For more information visit the SAPOL website here.

For the most recent information on SA’s response to the Coronavirus pandemic visit www.sa.gov.au/COVID-19.

Exemption Information for Travel into South Australia

An exemption from SA Health is required to support the Cross Border Travel application for urgent medical, surgical or dental treatment, compassionate grounds and health care workers required to undertake work on behalf of SA Health. From 1 September 2020, people wishing to make an application under these Essential Traveller categories, must request an exemption via the Health Exemptions online request application here.

An Exemptions Panel led by the Chief Public Health Officer and authorised officers, meets regularly to consider the exemption requests. Cross Border Travel applications cannot proceed for these categories until they have written approval from SA Health. The Health Exemption request application, with supporting evidence to support a request, should be submitted to the Exemptions Team as soon as possible and before someone applies for a Cross Border Travel Registration from SA Police. View more information on the SAPOL website here.

SAPOL has also prepared two fact sheets to assist applicants

  • View the Health Exemption Panel: Decision making process – Fact Sheet here
  • View the Health Exemption Form: Guide to applying online – Fact Sheet  here.

 

 

Public Activities Direction Update

The Emergency Management (Public Activities No 9) came into effect at 12:01am on Saturday 5 September 2020 and revokes the Emergency Management (Public Activities No 8) (COVID-19) Direction 2020.

The maximum number of people permitted at private residences for private gatherings is 50. This includes children. The maximum number attendees permitted at a funeral service (including a wake) is 150 people. The maximum number of attendee permitted at a wedding is 150 people.

To see a table outlining the direction for specific public activities, visit here.

To read the latest FAQs on public activities click here.

The Premier also announced an update to the advice on individuals working arrangements. The health advice now deems that it is appropriate for people to return to the workplace, as long as the workplace is abiding with COVID Safe principles such as physical distancing, the density requirement of 1 person per 2 square meters, observes hygiene protocols and has a COVID business continuity plan in place.

 

Paid Pandemic Leave Scheme to be introduced in SA

The State Government will introduce a Paid Pandemic Leave Scheme in South Australia, offering ‘isolation’ payments of up to $1,500 for eligible workers who are required to quarantine. They can also be offered to those who care for someone required to quarantine, for up to 14 days following a positive COVID-19 test or as a result of a public health directive. Under the scheme a separate upfront ‘testing’ payment of $300 will be available for eligible workers in an identified COVID-19 cluster who are required to self-isolate while awaiting a coronavirus test result or as a result of a public health directive. A designated COVID-19 cluster is one notified by the Chief Public Health Officer, Professor Nicola Spurrier, or her delegate.

Other eligibility criteria for the Paid Pandemic Leave Scheme in South Australia includes:

  • Recipient must be 17 years old and over;
  • Be a citizen, permanent resident or holder of necessary visa and work permits;
  • Be a casual employee or full-time or part-time employee who can demonstrate they would have ordinarily worked, and cannot as a result of the need to isolate, and has no or insufficient entitlement to necessary paid leave;
  • Is not receiving any other Australian Government payments such as JobSeeker or JobKeeper during the period of self-isolation;

Individuals who are required to quarantine for 14 days (or more) due to returning from overseas or interstate would not be eligible for the payment. People who consider they meet the eligibility criteria will be required to apply for the payment through an online application process, to be administered by the Department for Human Services. Confirmation of a pandemic leave payment will also be made to their employer, to provide additional surety that an employee does not return to work for the required period. View the media release here.

COVID Marshal

From 21 August 2020, you must have a COVID Marshal if your business or activity is or involves any of the following:

  • The onsite purchase and consumption of food or beverages (indoor and outdoor);
  • Ceremonies;
  • Supermarkets;
  • Hardware stores;
  • Distribution centres (including associated transport operations);
  • Gymnasiums and fitness centres;
  • Swimming pools used by the public;
  • Social and sporting clubs (indoor and outdoor);
  • Any activity where a COVID Management Plan is required; and
  • Any operation which may be defined by the state coordinator.

If you fall into any of the above categories, you must have either a nominated or a dedicated COVID Marshal.

A COVID Marshal must:

  • Be 18 years of age or more;
  • Complete the required training and keep records of the training to provide to an authorised officer on request; and
  • Take reasonable steps to visually identify as a COVID Marshal.

Nominated COVID Marshal

If fewer than 200 people are reasonably expected to participate in the business or operation then you must have a nominated COVID Marshal. This means that you can nominate one of your regular staff members to also perform the role of COVID Marshal in addition to conducting their usual duties.

Dedicated COVID Marshal

If more than 200 people are reasonably expected to participate in the business or operation then you must have a dedicated COVID Marshal. This means that you must have a staff member on site that only and exclusively performs the role of COVID Marshal during your business or activity’s operations.

Roles and responsibilities of a COVID Marshal

  • Training – COVID Marshals must have completed relevant training as prescribed by SA Health. Their business owner/operator or the person in charge of their activity must be able to prove that their COVID Marshal(s) have completed this training, so that they can show this to an authorised officer if requested.
  • Identifiable – COVID Marshals must be visibly and immediately identifiable by their colleagues, SA Police and the public.
  • Present and on duty – A COVID Marshal must be on duty while a business or activity is operating or is being conducted. However, for 24/7 operations with staff not always present on-site, a COVID Marshal is only required during any hours of high patronage.
  • Take all reasonable action to ensure compliance – A COVID Marshal’s role is to ensure that their business or activity’s COVID-Safe Plan, COVID Management Plan or their local COVID-19 prevention plans, policies or protocols are implemented as best as possible.

While COVID Marshals are not responsible for individual patrons’ behaviour or for their employer’s compliance, their duty (to their employer) is to ensure that all the correct measures contained in their business or activity’s COVID-Safe Plan, COVID Management Plan or other COVID policies or plans are indeed in place, that they are implemented as best as possible, and that he/she takes all reasonable action to ensure that all staff, patrons, contractors and other people on site follow these rules.

Online COVID Marshal training

The online COVID Marshal training can be completed here. The 30-minute online course is free to undertake.

COVID Marshals must have completed the training as prescribed by SA Health. Businesses are advised to avoid any training promoted as COVID Marshal training and not provided by SA Health.

COVID Marshal Frequently asked questions are available here.

 

Water Relief Grant for Sporting Clubs – applications close 30 September 2020

The State Government recognises that some sporting clubs that have been impacted by the COVID-19 restrictions are still required to maintain playing surfaces, including watering large ovals etc. To support those clubs that have significant water bills to pay, the State Government will provide financial assistance towards water and sewerage bills issued between April and June 2020.

The grant is being funded from the Community and Jobs Support Fund as part of the State Government’s broader $650 million Jobs Rescue Package.

Eligible sporting clubs/associations will receive a grant equivalent to 50 percent of the water and sewerage costs incurred in the eligible billing period. For more information, visit this webpage and scroll down.

 

COVID-19 Testing Requirements

Changes have been made to include Seasonal workers in the list of travellers that must have a COVID-19 test within the last 7 days and must produce evidence to an authorised officer if requested. This list now reads:

  • Emergency service workers;
  • Commercial transport and freight;
  • Remote or isolated workers;
  • Cross border community members;
  • Seasonal workers in an essential sector; and
  • Passing through.

All other Essential Travellers are still required to be tested on day one and twelve upon entering South Australia.

 

Who needs to create a COVID-Safe Plan?

The Public Activities COVID-19 Direction places conditions on businesses that conduct a number of Defined public activities.

Businesses involved in a Defined public activity must have a COVID-Safe Plan in place in order to trade.

See Activities and gatherings for:

  • definitions of Defined public activities
  • businesses and activities that are still restricted
  • businesses and activities that are excluded from the Direction.

If you have not completed a COVID-Safe Plan, do not have this available at your premises, or do not comply with current Directions, you can be fined up to $5,000.

To find out more about the COVID-Safe Plan and for the link to the online form, please visit this webpage.

 

Voluntary COVID-Safe Plan

If your activity or business is not a Defined Public Activity, you are not legally required to complete a COVID-Safe Plan. However, should you wish to have a Plan as an extra precaution, you can complete a Voluntary COVID-Safe Plan here (scroll down for the link to the online form).

 

COVID Management Plan

A COVID Management Plan, approved by SA Health, will be required for:

  • a defined public activity where more than 1000 people are reasonably expected to be present at or participating in the activity
  • the onsite purchase and consumption of food or beverages at a place where the total number of persons present at the place for the purpose of the purchase and consumption of food or beverages is reasonably expected to exceed 1000 people
  • the operation of a nightclub
  • the operation of relevant licensed premises

In some cases, your events/business/activity may require both a COVID Management Plan and a COVID-Safe Plan for each vendor.  For the Management Plan, please visit this link and scroll down.

 

Aged Care

The Emergency Management (Residential Aged Care Facilities No 7) (COVID-19) Direction came into effect at 0001 hrs on Friday 14 August 2020. If you work in this sector, please ensure you read the Direction.

 

Mental Health and Wellbeing Support

There are services available to help you as you navigate life in a COVID-19 impacted world.

The Australian Government’s ‘Head to Health’ website is committed to providing Australians with trusted information and digital supports to help support everyone’s mental health and wellbeing during this pandemic. For information, resources and links to support services please visit this link.

 

The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator – COVID Updates

The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator website provides up to date information on COVID testing and entry requirements for freight and transport drivers across Australia. View the website here.

 

Rural Business Support – Rural Financial Counselling

Rural Business Support (RBS) has a new financial counselling program that can support small business owners across the Limestone Coast find their way forward from COVID-19.

A Small Business Financial Counsellor is now based in the region and will be providing free, independent and confidential financial counselling services to eligible clients. For more information, visit the website.

 

JobKeeper Payments – Extension and Changes

On 21 July 2020, the Government announced an extension of the JobKeeper Payment until 28 March 2021, targeting support to those businesses and not-for-profits who continue to be significantly impacted by the Coronavirus.

From 28 September 2020, businesses and not-for-profits seeking to claim the JobKeeper Payment will be required to demonstrate that they have suffered a decline in turnover using actual GST turnover (rather than projected GST turnover).

Further information on JobKeeper extension is available here.

The Australian Government has announced that it will be expanding the JobKeeper Program. The combined effect of the economic deterioration in Victoria which will see more firms needing to rely on JobKeeper and the eligibility changes being made to the program will see the cost of JobKeeper increase by around $15.6 billion in 2020-21. While these changes will apply nation-wide, it is expected that more than 80 per cent of the increased payments will flow to Victorian businesses and employees. View the Prime Minister’s media release here. View more information on JobKeeper here.

 

australia.gov.au

The Australian Governments dedicated COVID-19 website links you to all the latest COVID-19 news, updates and advice from Australian Government agencies.

 

business.gov.au

The Federal Government’s website business.gov.au is a key source of information on the financial assistance, eligibility and timing for the COVID-19 related financial support available for Australian businesses. The website also includes a range of tools, guides and information on matters like business planning, links to ATO and other useful resources for your business. They have also released a Continuing your business guide, designed to help business-owners understand what to do to keep their business operating.

 

Federal Government HomeBuilder Stimulus

HomeBuilder provides eligible owner-occupiers (including first home buyers) with a grant of $25,000 to build a new home or substantially renovate an existing home. HomeBuilder will assist the residential construction market by encouraging the commencement of new home builds and renovations.

Information on when and how you will be able to apply will become available through the relevant State or Territory revenue office in due course.

Information about what Homebuilder will mean for the construction industry is available on business.gov.au or by contacting 13 28 46. Please keep in touch with business.gov.au for updated State and Territory information as it becomes available.

You can find out more, read a FAQ’s factsheet or register for more information here.

 

South Australian COVID-Clean Toolkit Training Program

The Government of South Australia has created a training program that will help businesses adopt healthy hygiene practices as COVID-19 restrictions ease. Up to 5,500 members of the retail, hospitality, tourism, cleaning, security, transport and logistics industries will receive this accredited training—dubbed the COVID-Clean Toolkit. Participants will learn a range of skills, including hand hygiene practices, effective surface cleaning, use of personal protective equipment (PPE) and disposal of contaminated waste.

The aim of this COVID-Clean Toolkit is to ensure South Australians can confidently return to supporting our local shops and eateries when health advice permits.

You can find out more here.

 

South Australian Jobs Rescue Package – ‘Business and Jobs Support Fund’

The South Australian Government has announced details of its second economic stimulus package – the Jobs Rescue Package. Within the Jobs Rescue Package, there are a range of measures that will provide support for workers, individual businesses and industry sectors, community organisations, sporting clubs, arts, cultural, community and recreational bodies as well as non-government organisations experiencing financial hardship and other impacts caused by restrictions enforced to limit the spread of the disease. A part of this package is the $300 million ‘Business and Jobs Support Fund’.

RDALC are still waiting for the Government to provide details on the eligibility criteria for applications for the Business and Jobs Support Fund however applications are now open. Please click here for further information on what you could consider including in your submission for access to this fund, or contact rachael@rdalc.org.au.

 

National Jobs Hub

The Australian Government has launched a new Jobs Hub, supporting businesses and those Australians looking for work. The Jobs Hub helps Australians looking for work find advertised vacancies.

An up-to-date list of a selection of businesses and organisations that are currently hiring, and how to contact them, can be found here.

While many businesses have been adversely affected by COVID-19 and are reducing their workforces, there are some areas of the economy which have an increased demand for workers.

Employers who are hiring and want support to connect with potential candidates can also contact the Department of Education, Skills and Employment at workforce@dese.gov.au to be connected directly with businesses reducing their workforces; and the employment services network to source suitable candidates.

 

COVIDSafe App

The Australian Government has released the COVIDSafe app, designed to slow the spread of the coronavirus by speeding up the process of identifying people who have been in close contact with someone diagnosed with coronavirus, quickly stopping further spread of the virus in the community.

The COVIDSafe app is completely voluntary. The more Australians who connect to the COVIDSafe app, the quicker health authorities can find the virus.

Download the app:

Apple app store for iPhones

Google play for Android phones

For more information including frequently asked questions, click here.

 

 

Rent Relief for Commercial Tenants

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has announced new rental waivers and deferrals for commercial tenants hit by the impact of the coronavirus crisis. Under the scheme, landlords will have to reduce leases in proportion to the reduction in the tenant’s business.

Deferrals — rental payments that will need to be made, but can be put off — must be spread over the remaining time on a lease and for no less than 24 months. The code will apply to any tenancies where the landlord or tenant applies for JobKeeper and where they have a turnover of $50 million or less.

Further information on the COVID-19 mandatory commercial tenancy code can be found here.

For essential information for South Australian Lessees and Lessors dealing with COVID-19, please visit the Small Business Commissioner at this link.

 

Measures to Help Renters

The Prime Minister has announced new measures to help renters. Under these measures, evictions will be put on hold over the next 6 months for commercial and residential tenants in financial distress, who are unable to meet their commitments due to the impact of the coronavirus. You can find out more here.

 

Information on Commercial Leasing

New legislation and regulations were brought into effect on 15 May concerning commercial leases in the Covid-19 pandemic environment.

The Act and Regulations make various temporary modifications in relation to commercial leases in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, including stopping evictions.

Further information can be found here. A video from the Small Business Commissioner outlining the new changes can be viewed here.

 

Land Tax Relief Boost for Landlords and Tenants

A land tax relief scheme which supports landlords provide significant rent reductions for their residential and commercial SME tenants impacted by COVID-19 restrictions will be significantly expanded and extended by 6 months, to the end of April next year. Under the State Government scheme, eligible landlords now can receive up to a 50% reduction on their 2019-20 land tax liability on affected properties (up from 25%) – provided they pass on the full benefit in land tax relief to their impacted tenants. View more information and the media release here.

 

South Australian Support for Tourism Operators

The State Government has announced a $5.7 million financial support package to help local tourism operators get through – and continue well past – the current COVID-19 crisis.

The two major funding packages, the Small Tourism Business Grant Fund and the Regional Events Grant Fund are now closed.  If you have any questions relating to the Grant Funds, please email.

In addition, the SA Tourism Commission (SATC) has developed other programs which will assist the industry more widely including the Digital Training Program, Regional Funding Support Program and the Resilience and Rebound Project.

For more details, eligibility, dates, terms and conditions, and to apply, visit the SATC Tourism Response Portal.

Fee and rent relief for nature-based tourism businesses including fishing – The South Australian Government will provide fee and rent relief for nature-based tourism businesses (including boating experiences and fishing) who have been significantly impacted in the wake of the coronavirus crisis. View media release here.

 

Freight Access

The Australian Government has announced a $110 million initiative securing freight access for Australia agricultural and fisheries exporters. For more details, please refer to the following joint media release here.

Further details are available on Austrade’s International Freight Assistance Mechanism webpage.

 

COVID-19 and Australian Workplace Laws

The Fair Work Australia website contains information and links to relevant Government sites, on the topic of employer obligations during COVID-19. It addresses many questions employers may be asking, including pay and leave during the coronavirus, health and safety and ending employment.

 

Income Support for Individuals

The Australian Government is providing financial assistance to Australians to support them through the Coronavirus. This assistance includes income support payments, payments to support households and temporary early releases of superannuation. Further information is available here.

 

Support Available for Employers

The Australian Government has announced measures to support businesses impacted by the coronavirus (COVID-19). If you’re an employer, refer to this website to learn what your business can get, where to go for help and what your obligations are. The website also provides useful links to the Department of Health and the Fair Work Ombudsman.

 

Boosting Cash Flow for Employers Payments

Small and medium businesses with an aggregated annual turnover under $50 million that employ workers will be eligible for payments. Eligibility will generally be based on prior year turnover.  The information here includes useful examples and scenarios to help explain these payments.

 

Support Available for Sole Traders

The Australian Government has announced a number of measures to support sole traders impacted by the coronavirus (COVID-19). If you’re a sole trader, learn what your business can get and where to go for help here.

 

Supporting Trainees and Apprentices

If you employ an apprentice or trainee you may be eligible for a wage subsidy of 50 per cent of their wage paid from January 2020 to March 2021.  For more information, refer to the business.gov.au website.

 

Small Business Loan Repayments Deferred

The Australian Banking Association has announced that Australian banks will defer loan repayments for small businesses affected by COVID-19 for 6 months.

Find more information on the Australian Banking Association website.

 

Support Available from ATO

Support is available on the ATO website for anyone experiencing difficulties with tax obligations due to COVID-19. For help tailored to your circumstances call the Emergency Support Infoline on 1800 806 218 or email COVID-19Taxissues@ato.gov.au.

If you prefer to use a language other than English, phone the Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS) on 13 14 50 for help with your call. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples can phone the Indigenous Helpline on 13 10 30.

The ATO has also released some common tax questions about COVID-19 regarding individuals, businesses, cancelled supplies and events as well as international business issues. These can be viewed on the website.

 

COVID-19 Health Information Line

If you require information whether you, your family or your employees could be affected by the coronavirus (COVID-19) please call the Corona Virus Health Information Line on 1800 020 080.  The information line is available Monday to Friday 8.00AM to 8.00PM, Saturdays from 8.00AM to 5.00PM and Sundays from 9.00AM until 5.00PM.

 

School Information and Advice

Information and frequently asked questions for all South Australian Schools can be found at the following website. Schools and preschools in South Australia will stay open, including out of schools hours care (OSHC). The Department for Education is following the Australian Government’s advice and we will update this advice if it changes.  Individual schools will only be temporarily closed if there is a confirmed case of COVID-19.