1984: ‘Virus’ Restrictions to Be Rolled Out Across South Australia Despite No Virus Positives
Gatherings will be capped and hospitality settings will be drastically changed as South Australia beefs up its COVID restrictions, despite no new local cases.
The state has closed its borders to five jurisdictions, with only those from Tasmania and Victoria allowed to enter the state.
But as fears grow over outbreaks in other states, primarily those in the Northern Territory, WA and Queensland, SA is taking “preemptive action”.
BREAKING: NEW RESTRICTIONS IN SA
– masks in aged care & public transport 😷
– private gatherings capped at
– 50% capacity in hospitality
– no singing 🎤
– no buffets 🥘
– no shisha bars 💨
– seated consumption only, no stand up drinking 🍺
EFFECTIVE MIDNIGHT #7NEWS
— Elspeth Hussey (@ElspethHussey7) June 28, 2021
Premier Steven Marshall said it was a “critical point” in the pandemic.
The new restrictions come into effect from midnight on Monday.
Masks are mandatory in high-risk settings, being aged care and hospitals, and are recommended on public transport.
Home gatherings are capped at 150 people and plans for events with crowds of more than 1000 people will be reviewed.
Attendees at licenced premises will have to consume their drinks while seated.
Venues liked shisha bars and buffets will be closed.
Hospitality venues will return to the one person per two square metres density rule.
Marshall said the state was taking “preemptive action” given the nature of the rapid spread of the Delta variant.
They will remain in place for a week.
We did it guys, we finally got to the point where state governments are putting restrictions on your way of life — DESPITE LITERALLY NO REASON FOR IT. Wake Up Australia pic.twitter.com/LyiWhMgn4f
— President Lisa Trump (@Carmilla5) June 28, 2021
There were no new local cases of COVID-19 in South Australia on Monday.
Elsewhere, there were 18 cases in New South Wales, one new case in WA and one in Queensland.