Changes to COVID restrictions from Dec 1

The powers that be are implementing some changes to COVID restrictions that will take affect tomorrow the 1st of December.

This is an important milestone in their plan to have as many restrictions removed completely or relaxed for a much more ‘normal’ Christmas.

Here are some key points:

  • SA/ Victoria border restrictions that were implemented a fortnight ago will be completely lifted
  • Patron caps on all general trade and licensed premises removed
    • conditional on licensed premises deploying the QR technology on their site
  • The 1 person per 4square metre will remain for all indoor activity but will return to 1person per 2m outdoors. (indoors seated consumption and outdoors allows for stand-up consumption)

Caps will remain for private functions – however there are some changes:

  • Funerals now up to 150 people
  • Private functions up to 150 people
  • Weddings remain at 150 people but allow for dancing
  • Community sport is to resume with some possible changes to fixtures to help minimise interaction

Some restrictions have not changed at all:

  • Home gatherings remain at 10 people
  • Masks still required if 1.5m of physical distancing can not be achieved, as in personal care, allied health and residential care facilities.

In further promising news, The Premier has outlined that these changes will last for 2 weeks, hinting that further removal and relaxations of restrictions will occur before Christmas.

The Premier has written to our PM to ask that all international flights to Adelaide continue to be barred for a further week, reopening back on Monday the 7th December. 

Premier Marshall announced he is 100% behind the National Repatriation Program (the source of SA’s last outbreak).

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