South Australia’s six-day lockdown will be lifted after just three days, following new information about the Parafield cluster.
In a press conference on Friday, Premier Steven Marshall said a positive case linked to the Woodville Pizza Bar had lied to contact tracers, saying he was a customer of the shop when he was actually an employee.
As a result, from 11.59pm Saturday, movement in the community will be permitted again and venues will return to a one-person-per-four-square-metre density. That means all premises including pubs, clubs, bars, restaurants, theatres, cinemas and gyms will reopen.
Stand-up consumption will once again be prohibited outdoors, and group bookings in hospitality venues will be capped at 10 people.
Private gatherings at licensed venues will be capped at 50 (with no stand-up consumption allowed).
Funerals will be allowed (capped at 50 people), as will weddings (capped at 150, with no dancing and no stand-up consumption). Religious ceremonies will be capped at 100.
Gatherings at private residences will be permitted with a cap of 10 people.
Schools will reopen Monday morning.
Masks will be mandatory for personal-care providers such as hairdressers and beauty therapists (and encouraged for clients).
Face masks are recommended for the general community when it’s not possible to physically distance, such as on public transport.
Meanwhile, outdoor exercise is allowed “effective immediately” (with people in your household).
On December 1 – the same day SA’s border reopens to Victoria – the state will return to the same restrictions that were in place before November 16.
SA has recorded three new Covid-19 cases today, all of which are in quarantine. It brings the total number of cases linked to the Parafield cluster to 25.
More to come.