South Australia’s Premier Steven Marshall held a press conference today to discuss the decisions from this morning’s National Cabinet meeting and how they will impact South Australia.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison unveiled the three stage plan to lift COVID-19 restrictions, which will progress at a pace that each State or Territory chooses.
Three Stage Plan in SA
Mr Marshall stated that all States and Territories have confirmed that Australia will be a COVID-19 safe country by July.
Alongside releasing the roadmap on lifting restrictions, Mr Marshall says that as a result of SA’s advanced statistics, stage one will begin from Monday next week.
Restrictions easing from Monday
- Regional travel will be possible and in fact encouraged.
- SA is the only jurisdiction easing restrictions on caravanning and camping from Monday.
- Funerals will now include 30 outdoors and 20 indoors including the officiator.
- Universities and TAFE will be able to start going back to face to face education.
- Restaurants and cafes offering outdoor dining will initially begin with ten people, and this will not include servicing alcohol (for more info on what these restrictions will look like, click here).
- Community, youth centres and RSLs will be open (not for meal or drink services) for up to ten people.
- Auctions and open inspections available for up to ten people.
- Local government libraries for up to ten people.
- Non contact sport training can begin as of Monday in group of up to ten people.
- Worship, weddings, ceremonies, and churches will be able to reopen for small ceremonies of up to ten people.
- Pools will keep a limited approach and open for up to ten.
The next stage, giving real certainty to businesses and people will be provided in early June.
SA Health’s chief public health officer, Professor Nicola Spurrier also confirmed that there has been no new cases in the last 24 hours.
Professor Spurrier still urges the public to continue following certain levels of restrictions, such as hand hygiene, not going out if ill, getting a COVID-19 test, and stating that the 1.5m rule is of great importance as we start to open facilities.
The cases total stands at 439 cases, with only two active cases, and two recovering patients in hospital.
There has been more than 66,000 tests done since February.
More to come.