When the Prime Minister makes recommendations to the states about restriction guidelines relating to COVID-19, each state must then consider how those recommendations will be applied. They are not enforceable in South Australia until the State Coordinator, Commissioner Grant Stevens, enacts a Direction.

The South Australian Directions apply to everyone living in, and entering, South Australia.

Current Direction details

This direction is now revoked.

This came into effect on 13 May 2020 at 11:59 pm.

Revoking the Direction means that all types of surgeries, including elective and cosmetic surgery, are permitted in South Australia.

If you require further information you can call the SA COVID-19 Information Line on 1800 253 787 between the hours of 9:00 am and 5:00 pm, 7 days per week or go to the SA Health website to read about the lifting of limitations on surgical treatment.

Appropriate Surgery During COVID-19 Pandemic No 4 (Revocation) (PDF, 236.0 KB) - 8 September 2020
Appropriate Surgery During COVID-19 Pandemic No 4 (Revocation) (RTF, 85.7 KB) - 8 September 2020

Frequently asked questions (PDF, 465.9 KB) - 9 September 2020
Frequently asked questions (DOCX, 172.2 KB) - 9 September 2020

Page last updated: 26 June 2020