At the SSAA we wish to extend our care and support to our members during the COVID-19 pandemic,  The SSAA continues to monitor the COVID-19 status in each state and territory in Australia and New Zealand.

We have prepared an update covering the current restrictions in place, website links for the latest information, and up to date commentary for each Australian state and territory and NZ

Australian Capital TerritoryCOVID at 16 September there are no active cases in ACT.
Canberrans are asked to:
Avoid large crowds
Keep 1.5 metres apart whenever possible
Continue good hand and respiratory hygiene and
Stay home if you are unwell and get tested if you are experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms.
New South WalesCOVID a growing number of cases, if you live in or have visited certain local government areas or suburbs in the past two weeks get tested even if you have mild COVID-19 symptoms such as a runny nose or scratchy throat. Updates to list can be found at

All people are reminded to help reduce the risk of infection from COVID-19 through physical distancing and good hand hygiene. This is particularly important in venues that are open to the public such as gyms, bars and restaurants. It is important that people do not attend these venues if they are experiencing any symptoms, however mild.

NSW Health continues to alert the public to new locations visited by confirmed cases of COVID-19.
QueenslandCOVID recent cases of COVID-19 recorded there are changes to restrictions in parts of Queensland. Refer to the list of Local Government Areas (LGAs):

Social distancing, 1.5 metres and hygiene, stay at home if you’re sick, tracking, tracing, rapid response, frequent cleaning and disinfection.
Northern TerritoryCOVID arriving into the Northern Territory from or through a declared hotspot in the last 14 days must undertake 14 days mandatory supervised quarantine.
This will be at your own cost. The cost per person for supervised quarantine is $2500.
South AustraliaCOVID at 15 September 2020:

From midnight tonight, people travelling to South Australia from the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) will no longer be required to self-quarantine for 14 days.

People are still required to complete the Cross Border Travel Registration. Travellers from the ACT will be required to identify that they have been in only low community transmission zones (QLD, WA, NT, TAS) in the 14 days prior to their arrival in SA.

If you have symptoms (even if mild), get tested and self isolate. Practise good hygiene.
Keep 1.5 metres distance from others wherever and whenever possible.
TasmaniaCOVID the 5 COVID safe behaviours:
1. Stay at least 1.5 metres away from others
2. Wash your hands often with soap and warm water. Use alcohol-based hand sanitiser when out and about
3. Stay at home if you are unwell and always cover coughs and sneezes.
4. Get tested for COVID-19 if you have any cold or flu-like symptoms.
5. Be aware of, and follow, current gathering, business and travel restrictions.
VictoriaStage 4 Restrictions in Place – Greater Metropolitan Melbourne

Stage 3 Restrictions in Place – Regional Victoria out of Stage 3 & 4 restrictions released on 6/9/2020. Roadmap will be dependent on reduction of numbers.

As at 16 September 2020 – Regional Victoria moved to Third Step in the Roadmap.

Metropolitan Melbourne currently in the First Step in the Roadmap. Metropolitan Melbourne expected to move to Second Step on 28 September subject to trigger points and public health advice.

Facemasks compulsory for all Victorians.
Western AustraliaCOVID is following a COVID19 Roadmap.
Based on the latest health advice, Phase 4 of the WA COVID-19 Roadmap has been extended until Friday, 23 October.
The new tentative date for the roll-out of phase 5 will be Saturday, 24 October.
A final decision on whether Phase 5 can proceed on this date or if the date can be brought forward will be decided in October.

WA’s borders are now closed, travellers are not able to enter Western Australia unless exempt.
New ZealandAll of NZ is at Alert level 2.
Auckland region has extra restrictions on social gatherings, funerals and tangihanga in place until at least 23 September 2020.

The rest of NZ is at alert level 2. This will remain in place until 21 September 2020. 30 August 2020 all people in NZ must, unless they have an exemption, wear a mask or face covering on buses, trains, ferries and all flights at Alert Level 2 and above.

You should keep track of where you’ve been and who you’ve seen. This helps with rapid contact tracing if it’s required.

Businesses are legally required to display the NZ COVID Tracer QR code poster. They legally must also have an alternative contact tracing system