Stage Two Brought Forward & Further Restrictions Eased In Sport, Dining, Funerals

As a result of the consistent testing rates over the past few weeks, stage two has been once again brought forward to Monday 1 June.

South Australia’s Premier Steven Marshall held a press conference on Tuesday to announce a levy of further changes to the government’s steps in easing restrictions.

After announcing that there have been no new cases recorded in SA over the last day, Mr Marshall says that consistent testing over the past few weeks has resulted in stage two has once again being brought forward, this time to Monday 1 June.

As of next Monday, on June 1:

  • Venues can host up to 80 patrons if they can have groups of 20 in discrete areas.
  • Funerals can have up to 50 attend.
  • Contact sport and training to resume.
  • Competitions for non-contact sport to also resume.
  • Pubs to serve alcohol without a meal, however, patrons must be seated.

These restrictions are in addition to other stage two re-openings which are capped at 20 patrons. These include gyms, salons, galleries, cinemas, theatre, museums, and indoor fitness centres.

In regards to sporting competitions, Mr Marshall says that contact sport competitions can resume as of June 25.

The transition committee is still discussing issues surrounding opening up larger venues, churches, zoos, galleries, museums and gaming.

Case Update

With another day recording zero new cases, the state’s total stands at 439.

There are no active cases of COVID-19 in South Australia and 435 people have been cleared of COVID19.

Clinics around SA recorded 802 COVID-19 tests yesterday, which is a consistent rate for testing on a Sunday.

SA Health continue to urge anyone experiencing COVID-19 symptoms to be tested.

  • Fever or chills (in the absence of an alternative illness that explains these symptoms)
  • An acute respiratory infection e.g. symptoms of cough, sore throat, runny nose, or shortness of
  • Loss of smell or the alteration in the sense of taste

More to come.

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