From Monday 20 December 2021, all visitors including professional visitors and contractors must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to enter a prison.
Visitors aged 12 and above must show proof of full vaccination upon entry. No face-to-face visits are allowed for prisoners in 14-day quarantine.
Professional and domestic visits will continue to be facilitated via telephone or virtually (via Zoom) for all prisoners, including un-vaccinated prisoners and/or those with un-vaccinated visitors.
No proof – No entry
Proof of vaccination includes:
- Vaccination record card from SA Health
- COVID-19 digital vaccination certificate on the Express Plus Medicare app, mySA GOV app or Medicare online account linked to myGov app/website, preferably printed
- Immunisation history statement on the Individual Healthcare Identifier service via myGov app, preferably printed.
See examples of vaccination proof accepted.
Find out how to get proof of vaccination on the Services Australia website and how to add your COVID-19 digital certificate to mySA GOV app.
All visitors will need to check in using QR code upon entry to prison. Prisoners and their domestic visitors must wear surgical masks at all times during the visit.
If you are experiencing a fever, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath or any cold or flu like symptoms please do not attend a correctional facility.
The health and safety of our staff, prisoners, families, and the community remain our top priority.
We will continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation and provide updates when available.