The current position of parenting orders and agreements following the Government’s announcement of the 6 day “lockdown”

As a result of the newly implemented COVID-19 six-day lockdown, Kelly Kelly Legal would like to inform clients and the community that a new direction has been issued in relation to the “stay at home” requirements for South Australia which provides the circumstances in which a person may leave home.

The Direction also includes key facts relating to the focus at, which contain a list of reasons setting out when people are legally permitted to leave their home. The permitted reasons, include:

  • adhering to shared parenting arrangements (whether by Court order or otherwise); and
  • to escape harm or risk of harm, including in relation to family violence or violence of another person at the home.

This highlights that Family law orders still need to be complied notwithstanding the recently applied “lockdown”. Abiding by these arrangements, while maintaining your safety and the well being of others, is essential.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you need any advice in relation to parenting orders or agreements and for clarity in relation to what your legal rights and responsibilities are.

This article is not intended to constitute legal advice. It is general in nature and may not apply to every situation.

This article was written by Kelly Morgan.