South Australia is almost back to its normal level of partying.
Premier Steven Marshall has announced that SA’s restrictions regarding the size of gatherings will ease starting next week.
As of midnight next Tuesday, the one person per two square metres rule will change to allow three people per every four square metres, so more people are allowed in many pubs and venues.
Here’s what this means for venues:
— Pubs and venues less than 1,000 people are allowed 75% capacity.
—There are no limits on dance floors for venues less than 1,000 people.
—Seated venues such as cinemas, churches, and seated entertainment are allowed 100% as long as they wear masks. If only at 50%, there is no mask requirement.
Premier Steven Marshall says as long as South Aussies keep abiding by restrictions and getting vaccinated, restrictions are likely to keep lessening.
“We can ease restrictions, support businesses and create more jobs because South Australians continue to get tested and use QR code check-ins,” he says.
“Rolling out the COVID-19 vaccine to our most vulnerable also gives us confidence that we can keep South Australians safe while taking another step towards getting back to normal.”
He is proud of the state’s handling of the situation throughout the pandemic.
“South Australia has done extraordinarily well during the Festival, the Fringe, the WOMAD period with following the instructions,” he says.
“Things are going really well.”
More to come.