COVID-19 community update

Published on 11 August 2021

COVID-19 community information

 

South Australia is currently under Level 1 restrictions with some additional restrictions.

Contact tracing systems, COVID Safe Plans, COVID Marshals, QR Codes and Physical Distancing still apply. 

Council offices

Our offices are open. Find their opening hours.

Masks are mandatory.


Services

Visit www.covid-19.sa.gov.au for the latest information.

Please keep an eye on our service pages for updates as they become available.

Remember

  • If you have cold or flu symptoms, seek testing and stay home until you are well
  • Wash your hands often, wipe frequently touched surfaces, and cover coughs and sneezes
  • Keep 1.5 metres distance from others
  • Vulnerable people like the elderly and people with chronic health conditions should talk to their doctor about what is appropriate for them. 

Other services affected by COVID-19

More detailed information is available on the relevant web pages, but a list of services which may be affected by the COVID-19 restrictions are listed below.

Please check these pages regularly for any updates.


Playgrounds

Our playgrounds, skate parks, outdoor gyms, and dog parks are open!

We encourage you to continue practicing good personal hygiene - wash your hands before and after using equipment and stay home if you are unwell.

For full details visit covid-19.sa.gov.au


COVID-19 support

Lockdown assistance for businesses

A $100 million Business Support Package will provide $3,000 emergency cash grants to South Australian small and medium-sized businesses that suffer a significant loss of income or have been forced to close as a result of the state’s 7-day lockdown.
 
Premier Steven Marshall also announced today that the income relief offered to individuals by the Federal Government to nationally-declared ‘hot spot’ zones – the council areas of Adelaide, Adelaide Hills and Gawler – will be extended state-wide.
 
The new Business Support Package will assist an estimated 50,000 eligible* SMEs across the state, including restaurants, cafes, hotels, and tour and experience operators, affected by the new restrictions to help stop the spread of the highly-contagious COVID-19 Delta variant.

Grants will help businesses cover ongoing operating costs such as rent, power bills, supplier costs and other fees, and help them to re-open when restrictions ease.
 
The major support package also includes a new $1,000 cash grant for eligible** small businesses who don’t employ staff (e.g. non-employing sole traders).

Find out more about the lockdown assistance.


COVID-19 compliance

From 1 July 2021, SA Health and local councils will support SA Police to monitor compliance of public activities as part of councils' usual public health duties. This will occur within City of Onkaparinga's existing resources.

SAPol will continue to monitor licensed premises after hours, private gatherings and residential premises, rural and regional areas, and all compliance if the situation deteriorates.

Council's role is to:

  • monitor COVID requirements in businesses as part of our existing public health activities
  • play an educative role where issues are identified
  • report any non-compliance to SA Health
  • escalate to SA Health/SAPol where repeat non-compliance is identified.

Compliance inspections will include:

  • checking that businesses have COVID Safe Plans
  • maintenance of density requirements
  • contact tracing (QR codes/hard copy sign-in)
  • COVID Marshal presence.

The COVID hotline (1800 253 7876) will still be used to report non-compliance of businesses, and a new email address has also been established health.covidcompliance@sa.gov.au

Council's environmental health team will conduct these checks as part of their usual activities (e.g. proactive food safety and public health inspections at our food businesses, swimming pools, skin penetration premises, etc.) rather than as standalone activities.

More information for businesses can be found in SA Health's COVID-19 Compliance Monitoring FAQ sheet(PDF, 257KB).


Contact council

Phone: 8384 0666
Email: mail@onkaparinga.sa.gov.au
Post: PO Box 1, Noarlunga Centre SA 5168


Report people breaking or ignoring restrictions

Police: 131 444
Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 (reports can be anonymous)


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