South Australia will reopen its border to Victoria at 12.01am Tuesday, meaning people entering South Australia from Victoria will no longer need to quarantine. (While Victorians will be able to travel freely into South Australia, a border-crossing permit is still required for those crossing from South Australia into Victoria.)
A series of changes to restrictions will also come into effect on Tuesday for a two-week period. “These chart our course back to where we want to be,” Premier Steven Marshall said in a press conference today.
Those changes include: patron caps in licensed premises will be removed on the condition that venues use QR codes; the current density rule of one person per four square metres will remain for all indoor activity; the one person per two square metre rule will resume for outdoor areas; and stand-up consumption will be permitted outside.
Caps on funeral numbers will increase to 150, as will caps on private functions in licensed premises (and stand-up consumption for those private functions will be allowed). Weddings remain capped at 150, and dancing and stand-up consumption can resume. Home gatherings will remain capped at 10 people. Community sport will resume.
Masks will continue to be required when you can’t maintain 1.5 metres of physical distancing and when working in personal care, residential care and allied health.
More to come.