Restrictions to ease as SA reports no active cases

Restrictions to ease as SA reports no active cases

With no active cases of COVID-19 in South Australia as of today, a number of COVID-19 restrictions will be eased from next Monday 14 December.

The easing of restrictions will benefit hospitality operators, gyms owners and entertainment facilities, and will enable full family gatherings for the Christmas holiday period.

As such, from Monday 14 December the following restrictions will ease:

  • Standing up while drinking at bars will be permitted
  • Play gyms will be allowed to reopen
  • Capacity limits on home gatherings will increase from 10 to 50 people
  • Private functions will be able to see 200 people gather, up from 150 people
  • Venues like cinemas and theatres will be able to host up to 70 per cent of capacity with patrons wearing masks indoors
  • Gyms will be able to operate under the one person per two square metre rule
  • Weddings and funerals will be able to have 200 people in attendance

Further, the recommendation to work from home where possible will be removed and masks will no longer be mandatory except for "high risk" individuals.

The use of the QR code check-in system will be expanded to retailers too.

SA chief public health officer Nicola Spurrier said it was great for the state to report no new cases of COVID-19 today and no active cases of the virus.

"I really like zeros," she said.

"Well done, I'm really pleased about that."

The announcement comes after Queensland announced yesterday that travellers from SA would be able to enter the northern state from Saturday.

Updated at 3.22pm AEDT on 8 December 2020.

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