COVID-19 Update | New Restrictions from 5 August 2020
Premier Steven Marshall today announced new restrictions which will start as of Wednesday 5 August. At-home gatherings will be restricted from 50 to 10 people and patrons must be seated at licensed pubs and clubs The new restrictions are being introduced in response to a further 2 active cases of COVID-19 in South Australia on Monday.
Premier Steven Marshall announced that “Australia is on high alert”. With over 6,000 active cases of COVID-19 in Victoria, the South Australian government is concerned about the risk of “seeding” in other jurisdictions including South Australia. The Premier thanked South Australians for their high level of compliance before announcing the 2 new restrictions.
New Restrictions from Wednesday 5 August 2020.
Gatherings in private homes
- Gatherings in private homes will be limited to 10 people.
- This limit includes people living in the home.
- If more than 10 people reside in the home, they cannot have visitors.
- Consumption of food and/or drink must be seated.
- No consumption of food and/or drink is permitted at a bar, even if seated.
- Food and beverages at recreational facility (eg mini-golf, pool hall, tenpin bowling, high ropes course, etc.) must be consumed at an area separate from a bar/where orders are taken and within the group that are attending the facility.
Although no announcements have been made today, the government will be looking closely at density arrangements within licensed venues and the numbers attending football matches in South Australia and also fitness studios.
You can watch today’s update below.
There are a total of eight active cases in South Australia with two new cases announced today (Monday 3 August 2020).
A male in his 50’s who is a known close contact of a woman in her 20’s who was announced yesterday. He is currently isolating in a medi-hotel and has one close contact who has undergone testing.
Another male in his 50’s who is currently quarantined after being repatriated on a flight from New Delhi.
Update on Testing Facilities in SA
Due to the number of tests being performed across the state, there are delays in certain facilities. Flinders Medical Centre COVID-19 testing unit has been temporarily closed today allow them to perform testing on patients who are waiting before receiving any more new patients.
South Australians who require testing are strongly urged to find alternative testing facilities.
At Play & Go Adelaide we make every effort to provide accurate information to the best of our knowledge at the time of publication. We recommend confirming times, dates and details directly before making any plans as details may be subject to change.
Image Source: Play & Go; Steven Marshall Facebook page
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