SA mask rules: Where do I still need to wear a mask? (November 2022)
Now is the perfect time to catch up on South Australia's mask rules, and protocols regarding the use of rapid antigen tests (RATs).Edit product set
Historically one of the most COVID-free states, South Australia is likely to see a significant uptick in cases as new Omicron subvariants take hold.
Here's what you need to know about South Australia's mask rules and recommendations regarding the usage of RATs. If you need to buy either of these items, check out our guides to purchasing RATs and N95 masks in South Australia.
Mask rules in South Australia
Wearing a mask in South Australia is recommended in the following settings:
- If you have recently tested positive for COVID-19 and you are in a public place
- If you are a close contact and you are in a public place
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Different types of masks
However, with the rise of the extremely transmissible Omicron variant, both of these styles of masks have fallen out of favour. Most experts now believe that N95, KN95 and P2 masks are far better options to protect yourself and your community. All 3 mask styles are similar, forming a tight seal and filtering out 94–95% of particles.
RAT rules in South Australia
If you return a positive result on a RAT, you must register your result on this form, or by calling the SA COVID-19 Information Line on 1800 253 787.
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- Use code: HEALTH20 at checkout for 20% off RATs
- Same day order processing
- Nation-wide shipping, from Sydney
- Accepts Apple Pay
- Buy 1, get 1 Free
- Ships nationwide
- Fast Results in 15 Minutes & ARTG approved
- Free shipping over $100
- Accurate detection with high sensitivity and specificity
- Convenient self-testing
- Reliable and fast results in 15 minutes
- Free shipping over $140
- Offers Afterpay
- Accepts Apple Pay
- Accepts PayPal
- TGA approved
- Very high sensitivity: sensitivity of 95.1%; specificity of 100%
- Convenient at-home self-testing kit
- Results in 15 – 20 mins
- Easy to use and easy to read results
How to use a RAT kit
Unsure as to how RAT kits work or need a refresher? NSW Health has produced this helpful, generic video. Keep in mind that instructions will be different from brand to brand.