South Australia will implement “enhanced” restrictions after a woman tested positive earlier today.
The woman is the daughter of an 81-year-old man who had returned to the state from Argentina, via NSW.
The state will move to “level four” restrictions, which include a return to the rule of one person per 4 sq metres, all non-essential retail closing, private gatherings being capped at 10, and masks being mandated at all “high risk” indoor settings.
Business restrictions and closures
A COVID Marshal is required for the following:
- The onsite purchase and consumption of food or beverages (indoors or outdoors).
- Religious or faith-based ceremonies (other than wedding ceremonies or funeral services).
- Supermarkets and hardware stores.
- Gatherings of 51-150 people at residential premises
- Distribution centres (including associated transport operations).
- Gymnasiums and fitness centres.
- Swimming pools used by the public.
- Sporting clubs.
- Any activity where a COVID Management Plan is required.
- Public assemblies.
- Any operation which may be defined by the state coordinator.
COVID SAfe Check-In
All defined public activities and general retail industry premises must have a completed COVID Safe Plan and have an approved contact tracing system enabled.
All people entering the place must upload their relevant contact details to the approved contact tracing system. This upload is automatic when you use the COVID SAfe Check-In to scan the QR code.
For more information, visit the COVID Safe Checkin page.
The total number of people at a place must not exceed the density requirement of 1 person per 2 square metres.
You are permitted to eat and drink at bar as long as there is no food preparation conducted at or adjacent to the bar area.
Dancing and singing
Dancing is permitted at nightclubs and licensed venues, but density requirements of 1 person per 2 square metres apply on the dancefloor.
Singing, including live performance and karaoke, is permitted.
For indoor venues such as cinemas, theatres, concert halls or other auditoriums:
- Masks must be worn at a cinema, live theatre or any other live performance venue when capacity exceeds 50% of normal occupancy, if less than 75% of capacity, no masks are required.
- Masks must be worn at a place of worship when capacity exceeds 50% of normal occupancy, if less than 50% of capacity, no masks are required.
The following people are not required to wear a face mask:
- children under the age of 12
- persons who have:
- a relevant medical condition (including problems with their breathing, a serious condition of the face, a disability or mental health condition)
- a condition where the ability to see the mouth for communication is necessary.
For a resident of a Residential Aged Care Facility (RACF) with more than 70% of its residents who have had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, there is no limit of care and support visits per day.
A resident of a RACF with less than 70% of residents who have had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, may have one care and support visit of two persons or two separate visits from one person, per day.
Do not visit aged care facilities if you:
- have been directed by SA Police to self-quarantine
- have a fever or symptoms of a respiratory infection such as a cough, sore throat or shortness of breath
- have been in contact with:
- a confirmed case of COVID-19 in the last 14 days
- anyone with a high temperature, fever, chills, symptoms of acute respiratory infection, or loss of taste and smell, in the last 72 hours.
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