COVID 19 Information
The Office for the Outback Communities Authority is receiving enquiries from Outback communities regarding holding or not holding events or gatherings; the OCA strongly advises communities and individuals to seek advice directly from the appropriate health providers as they are the source of the most up to date information. SA Health and the Australian Department of Health both offer sound advice on how to proceed.
The current situation will also be presenting unique challenges for small business in the outback. The Australian Government has announced JobKeeper Payments to help keep more Australians in jobs and to help support businesses affected by the significant economic impact caused by the Coronavirus pandemic. Find more information for both Employers and Employees at https://treasury.gov.au/coronavirus/jobkeeper. The information prepared by Regional Development Australia - Far North may also be of assistance.
You should also familiarise yourself with the Major Emergency Declaration and Directions made by the Assistant State Coordinator. They may affect your movements around South Australia as well as certain business operations.