Information for South Australian workplaces

Published 18 November 2020 | Updated 9 December 2020

Historical information – state coronavirus restrictions

The information on this page is historical. This means that the information was accurate as at the date it was last updated.

Get current information and advice on workplace rights and obligations during a sudden lockdown at When workplaces shut quickly because of a lockdown.

Most coronavirus workplace restrictions have now eased in South Australia. Find information about workplace rights and obligations during coronavirus, including on common workplace topics and where to go for the right help.

Restrictions in South Australia

Most industries and workplaces have now reopened in South Australia. This follows the South Australian Government issuing temporary coronavirus restrictions (including for workplaces) in November 2020.

Get the most up to date information on coronavirus restrictions for South Australia at South Australian Government – COVID-19 external-icon.png

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Workplace information during coronavirus

This website has information and advice on workplace rights and entitlements during coronavirus. This includes issues such as:

Use our accordion menu on the homepage to help you find what you need.

Our virtual assistant, Frankie, can also help answer any workplace questions you have. You’ll find her in the bottom right corner of your screen.

Workplace health and safety

SafeWork SA has information and guidance on work health and safety requirements specific to South Australia. Read the latest advice at SafeWork – Coronavirus (COVID-19) external-icon.png.

More information:

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Government support and assistance

Pandemic Leave Disaster Payment

The Australian Government has introduced a Pandemic Leave Disaster Payment for some workers during coronavirus. It is available to eligible workers in South Australia. The payment is available to workers who:

  • don’t have paid sick leave and can’t earn an income because they have to self-isolate or quarantine due to a positive coronavirus case, or
  • are caring for someone with coronavirus.

For more information about the payment, eligibility requirements and how to claim it, visit Pandemic Leave Disaster Payment external-icon.png on Services Australia’s website.

South Australian Cluster Isolation Payment

The South Australian Government also has a support payment available to workers who are required to self-isolate. Workers must meet certain criteria and not have access to any paid leave or other income support.

Find out more and check eligibility at SA COVID-19 Cluster Isolation Payment external-icon.png .

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Contact information

If you have an urgent enquiry about your workplace obligations or entitlements, go to our Contact us page.

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