- SA Health have confirmed three new COVID cases today – the 81 year old man, and two close contacts.
Premier Steven Marshall has announced a heavy new set of restrictions across South Australia, effective from 12:01am Tuesday July 20. Authorities state this is “not a lockdown,” but we are moving to level four restrictions: one level below a full stay-at-home lockdown.
The restrictions are being put in place in response to two new COVID cases in the state: an 81 year old man and two close contacts of his. The cases saw Modbury Hospital’s Emergency Department placed into lockdown, with Elizabeth Vale primary school closed on Monday as a precaution and a bunch of exposure sites listed, many in the Northeastern suburbs.
South Australia’s New Restrictions
These restrictions come into effect 12:01am Tuesday July 20, and are expected to remain in place at least until Friday July 23.
- All non-essential retail to close – a full list of what this means will be coming later Monday night
- Personal care services (e.g. hair and nail salons) closed
- Indoor fitness facilities (e.g. gyms) closed
- All events with a COVID-Management Plan cancelled
- 10 person capacity on home gatherings
- 1 person per 4sqm density indoors
- Outdoor, seated consumption of food and drink only
- No team, club or contact sport
- No communal consumption facilities
- Shisha bars closed
- Restrictions on sports spectators
- Masks for high-risk settings, passenger transport services, shared indoor spaces
Masks are not mandatory in schools and offices, and working from home is suggested but not required by the directions.
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This post will be updated as more info comes to light.