SA lockdown on track to end from tomorrow midnight after one new local case detected

SA lockdown on track to end from tomorrow midnight after one new local case detected

South Australia is poised to lift its lockdown from tomorrow midnight after the state recorded one new case of community transmission today, but a set of tight restrictions are expected hang around from Wednesday.

It comes as a man in his 80s who attended Tenafeate Creek Wines tested positive for COVID-19 yesterday, but was in quarantine during his infectious period. 

"I've got to say I'm very proud of South Australia and very grateful to all South Australians for the way they've adhered to restrictions that have been put in place," says Premier Steven Marshall.

"We've had one week with with very, very tough lockdown conditions. There will be a further week of restrictions in place.

"Now it's very likely that some of those restrictions will remain in place even after that."

For the week after lockdown lifts the one person per four square metre rule will return and consumption of food and beverage will be permitted indoors and outdoors. Work in retail, hospitality and construction will also be allowed.

Gyms will be allowed to re-open, with the restriction of one person per eight square metres, and a maximum of 10 people will be allowed to gather in a single household.   

Masks will still be necessary in the following high-risk settings:

  • Personal care services such as salons and hair dressers
  • Passenger transport service such as buses and taxis
  • Health care services

Schooling will return to classroom learning, however the bans on singing, dancing and shisha will not be lifted. 

17,000 people were tested yesterday, and the list of exposure sites has reached 80 locations.

Updated at 12.01am AEST on 26 July 2021.

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