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Education, schools and childcare – South Australia

Updated on 23 December 2020, at 09:10 AET

Primary and secondary schools, preschools and early childhood services are open.

Your child should attend as normal unless they:

  • have been advised to self-isolate
  • are unwell, or have been asked to stay home for another medical reasons

Outside school hours care can operate, but families should check with their provider if they are open.

Universities and tertiary education facilities are open.

Hygiene requirements should be observed on campus.

Face masks

The SA Government strongly recommends that you wear a face mask if you leave your home and can’t stay 1.5 metres from others.

Children under 12 years of age don’t have to wear a mask. Those aged 2 years and younger must not wear a face mask or covering because they’re a choking and suffocation risk.

For more information about masks, visit the SA Gatherings and Work page on the healthdirect COVID-19 Restriction Checker


For more information on restrictions in South Australia, visit covid-19.sa.gov.au. South Australians can also contact the SA COVID-19 Information Line on 1800 253 787, 9am to 5pm daily.

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