South Australia’s Premier, Steven Marshall, joined by SA Health’s Chief Public Health Officer, Professor Nicola Spurrier, have announced a levy of changes to the state’s COVID-19 restrictions.
As of next Friday on June 19, the venue restrictions on number of persons is being raised from 20 to 75.
Larger venues that can seat 80 in discrete areas will have that restriction on capacity raised to 300.
Stage Three Changes
Mr Marshall has also announced that the starting date for Stage Three has been brought forward from July 3 to Monday June 29.
South Australia will also be removing the 100 person cap and replacing this rule with a required four square metre distance rule.
Furthermore, all state border restrictions will be removed on Monday July 20.
Visitors will no longer be required to undergo two weeks of quarantine if they do not pose a risk to the state.
International border restrictions and the required two-week quarantine for international visitors will remain.
Mr Marshall says that he would like to remove requirements for certain jurisdictions that don’t pose a risk to SA.
As of next Friday, gyms can also be capped at 75, however, there will be a limit for people in fitness classes.
Due to the respiratory reaction to exercise, the health recommendation is for seven square metre distance between individuals.
Professor Nicola Spurrier says that fixed gymnasiums can hold 75, however, the room must be large to accommodate for the spacing.
Mr Marshall also announced that there have been no new cases recorded in the last day.
The last case of community transmission was on March 20, and consistent testing numbers have been recorded since.
More to come.