South Australia will continue to lift capacity limits for the state’s pubs, restaurants, and venues before we know it!
Premier Steven Marshall announced that South Australia will be moving into Stage Three on Monday the 29th of June, which will bring further easings of COVID-19 restrictions.
According to Steven Marshall, Stage Three will see major changes for venues, with the biggest change in social distancing being one person per four square metre rule reduced to one person per two square metres.
The Premier also revealed higher risk activities, including large events and nightclub openings, will soon be considered but only after a “comprehensive COVID-19 management plan” has been put in place that has been approved by SA Health and the Transition Committee.
Steven Marshall also announced that this weekend’s SANFL games will allow a maximum capacity of 5,000 people on both Saturday and Sunday.
South Australia’s strong border policy will remain, particularly the border with Victoria after their COVID cases rose again, with a goal to reopen Victoria and New South Wales on July 20th.
“I do emphasise that we’re not going to open the borders if we are going to go backwards as a state,” says Premier Marshall. “We have got nearly four weeks until that date and we are looking at Victoria extraordinarily carefully.
“We as a nation have got on top of outbreaks and clusters before and I’m sure is exactly what will happen in Victoria.”
The state is also planning another repatriation mission, with a group of Australian citizens set to return to the country over the next few weeks.