South Australia has a new challenge in our fight against COVID-19 and the highly transmissible Delta strain, with multiple cases detected in our community. On Monday 19 July 2021, Premier Steven Marshall announced that South Australia will be under new, statewide restrictions for five days to protect our community.
Premier Steven Marshall said “we’ve only got one chance to get this right” to prevent the state going into a full lockdown. While he acknowledges that the restrictions will be very difficult for the community, the Premier said it is vital that “we do this because we only get one chance to stay in front of this disease”.
From midnight (12.01am) on Tuesday 20 July 2021, Level 4 restrictions will be in place in South Australia and will be reassessed on Friday 23 July 2021.
Premier Steven Marshall along with SA Health have introduced these urgent measures to avoid what has happened interstate, to prevent SA going into a full lockdown and to help keep our community and economy safe and strong.
New Restrictions From Midnight (12.01am) Tuesday 20 July 2021
The new restrictions include:
- Closure of all “non-essential” retail shops
- Closure of indoor fitness centres
- Closure of all personal care services
- A ban on all team and club contact sports
- Density caps for venues of one per four square metres and only outdoor seated dining allowed
- Private gatherings capped at 10, including weddings and funerals
- Masks for all “high risk” settings, including for passenger transport services
- Masks for all indoor spaces where physical distancing can’t occur
- People are also being urged to avoid non-essential travel and strongly encouraged to work from home.
For further information, please visit www.covid-19.sa.gov.au
or call the SA COVID-19 Hotline on 1800 253 787