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Covid-19 SA Border Requirements - Service Operators, 17 December

Thursday, 17 December 2020

Information for Commercial Transport and Freight Services

17 December 2020

Commercial transport and freight services requirement to maintain close contact records remains

On Wednesday 16 December 2020, State Coordinator and Commissioner of Police Grant Stevens announced that effective immediately people entering South Australia are no longer required to complete a cross border form.

It is important to note that for Commercial transport and freight services, the requirement to maintain records of close contacts remains.

Therefore, a person working in commercial transport and freight services must keep and retain records in of close contacts commencing on the date of their arrival in South Australia for 14 days not counting the day of arrival (or, if they remain in South Australia for a period of less than 14 days, for that period).

The records that are required to be kept include:

  • the name and phone number or other contact details of the close contact and the location at which the close contact occurred; or
  • The time during which and location at which a close contact occurred if the contact details such as name and phone number are not known.

All records must be retained for a period of 28 days from the end of the period for which the records must be kept and be provided to an authorised officer on request.

Note: A close contact is when you have been in either an enclosed space for a period of 2 hours or longer with someone; or within 1.5 metres of the another person for a period of 15 minutes or longer.


For updates relevant to industry directions issued in South Australia, visit www.dit.sa.gov.au/covidborderinfo or www.covid-19.sa.gov.au/emergency-declarations/cross-border-travel.