Welcome to the latest issue of our SA Public Sector Newsletter.
South Australia’s major emergency declaration to deal with COVID has been lifted. As previously reported, the lifting of the declaration was made possible following the successful passage of the government’s legislation to amend the Public Health Act. Under that Act, responsibility for COVID directions will now sit with Cabinet. Importantly, the amendments to the Public Health Act only permit the easing of restrictions when safe to do so, not the imposition of new restrictions such as lockdowns.
The Emergency Management Council has also resolved to lift the requirement for masks in schools. Masks will be “strongly recommended” for students in years 3 to 12 and all staff and adult visitors in schools. The State Government reported that masks would only be required at a school in circumstances where one class reports 10 or more cases over seven days or where one school has five classes with five cases or more over seven days.View PDF