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Weddings, funerals and religious services – South Australia

Updated on 8 October 2021, at 17:15 AET

Restrictions

All of South Australia is under Level 1 restrictions.

Up to 150 people can attend a wedding or a funeral that's categorised as a private function. A private function is an invitation-only event that's held at a licensed premises and where there’s no access for people who aren’t invited.

Dancing is not allowed at a private-function wedding, except by the bridal party.

Up to 50 people can attend a wedding or a funeral that's categorised as a private activity. A private activity is held at a place other than one where a defined activity occurs — for example, a privately hired hall or a farm used for commercial purposes, but not a licensed premises or residential premises.

Dancing is allowed at a private-activity wedding.

The following restrictions apply to private-function and private-activity weddings and funerals:

  • a density limit of 3 people per 4 square metres when seated (excluding staff)
  • a density limit of 1 person per 2 square metres when seated and standing (excluding staff)
  • people must wear masks indoors, except when eating or drinking or they're the bridal party during a wedding ceremony
  • people can sit at a bar if there's no service in the seated area or no food prepared at the bar
  • communal dining is not allowed
  • people can sing indoors if they wear a mask — but performers are exempt from wearing a mask

Events at a private residence are limited to 20 people.

The following restrictions apply to religious and faith-based ceremonies (excluding weddings and funerals):

  • a density limit of 3 people per 4 square metres applies if seated
  • a density limit of 1 person per 2 square metres applies if seated and standing
  • people must be seated to eat and drink
  • people can sing if they wear a mask
  • worshippers must wear a mask indoors
  • if there are more than 1,000 people, they must be outdoors. Approved contact tracing and a COVID marshal must be in place.


You must wear a mask when in indoor public places and other settings in South Australia. For more on this, see Face masks – South Australia.

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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