The South Australian Government has released a Roadmap for Easing Covid-19 Restrictions with Step 1 coming into effect Monday 11 May 2020.
As part of Stage 1, cafes and restaurants can commence Outdoor Dining (download the SA Gov factsheet), however they must:
- Recommence seated dining in outdoor areas only - indoor service is still prohibited
- Limit the number of people on site to 1 person per 4 square metres (density requirement)
- Observe, and encourage observing of, social distancing (1.5 metres rule)
- Ensure no alcohol is served or consumed on the premises
- Have a maximum of 10 patrons at any time (if the space allows)
Our Environmental Health Officers (EHO) are available to work with businesses to ensure you have the correct measures in place. If you would like assistance, please don’t hesitate to give the team a call on 8372 5111 and arrange a time for an EHO to meet with you.
Implementing social distancing and gathering measures will minimise the spread of COVID-19 and demonstrate to State Government that businesses are doing their part.
Small businesses and not-for-profit entities that employ South Australians who have been highly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic may be eligible to receive a $10,000 grant to support the operation of their business.
Applications for the grant will open shortly and be available until 1 June 2020.
COVID -19 Business information and support - business.sa.gov.au
Advice, updates and support to help your workplace plan and respond to coronavirus including financial support from the South Australia and Commonwealth Government.
SA Government: COVID-19 dashboard and daily update.
National Cabinet Mandatory Code of Conduct - SME Commercial Leasing Principles during COVID-19
Commercial tenants, landlords and financial institutions are encouraged to sit down together to find a way through to ensure that businesses can survive and be there on the other side. As part of this, National Cabinet agreed to a common set of principles, endorsed by Treasurers, to underpin and govern intervention to aid commercial tenancies.
View the Small Business Commissioner’s video.