South Australia’s home gathering limits will be relaxed again from this Friday, Premier Steven Marshall announced in a press conference today.

The number of people permitted to gather in a home will increase to 50 – including residents – from the current cap of 10 (in addition to residents).

Earlier this month the state government introduced the 10-person cap as a direct response to the then-escalating situation in Victoria and SA’s “Thebarton cluster”.

Also announced today: the 40-kilometre buffer zone near the Victoria-South Australian border will be reinstated on Friday, allowing people in border towns to attend school and work in SA. And people coming into SA from Tasmania, Western Australia, the Northern Territory or Queensland via Canberra or Sydney airports will no longer have to self-isolate for 14 days.

The premier also revealed the state transition committee is looking at the evolving situation in NSW, and suggested the border with SA may be reopened in two weeks if case numbers remain low.