South Australia to be Locked Down due to COVID-19 Outbreak
*Updated 20 November 2020. South Australia will be locked down from 12:01 am Thursday, 19 November 2020 until 12:01 am on Wednesday 25 November 2020. All people in South Australia will be required to Stay at Home for the entire period.
From 12.01am, Thursday 19 November 2020 the following closures apply:
- Closure of universities and tertiary facilities
- Closure of education and child-care (except for essential workers)
- Closure of pubs, takeaway, cafes, restaurants, food courts
- Closure of Aged Care/Residential homes
- Shops (excluding essential food services)
- No physical activity/exercise outside own home
- Closure of holiday homes and accommodation and no further bookings.
- No open house inspections/auctions
- No outdoor sport
- FIFO workers will be on standstill
- Regional travel – not permitted
- Closure of factories
- Construction work on standstill
- Weddings/funerals are cancelled and banned.
- Elective surgery/except cancer
People will only be able to leave the house for the following reasons:
- To receive medical care including seeking COVID-19 testing.
- To obtain medical supplies.
- To attend organised end of life visits.
- To go to work as an emergency services worker or as a worker providing essential services.
- For agricultural work.
- To attend supermarkets to obtain essential supplies. One person from the household, once a day.
- In an emergency situation.
See further details about Reasons to Leave Home below:
WHAT WILL BE PERMITTED TO REMAIN OPEN FOR CRITICAL SERVICES ONLY:
- Medical facilities. This includes mental health services.
- Medical supplies/pharmaceutical supplies.
- Supermarkets (only one person per household to attend per day).
- Bottle shops
- Public transport
- Critical infrastructure including power, telecommunications, water
- Airport and essential freight
- Petrol stations
- Financial institutions
- Post offices
- Childcare and schools for essential workers only
- Local government
- Veterinary services
- Essential agriculture services
- Factories remain open for essential machinery upkeep and production of essential products only; and
- Mining and smelting for continuity and to prevent damage.
See detailed list below about Essential Workers:
- Remain calm and be patient.
- Stay at home for the next 6 days unless you require essential services like groceries.
- Get tested for COVID-19 if you have respiratory symptoms or if you have been at one of the identified hotspot areas.
- Wear a mask in public.
- Ensure 1.5m physical distance when out in public.
- Respect each other and workers when waiting in lines for COVID tests and when getting essential items
- If possible, do not overcrowd public transport. Wait for the next bus/train.
CLICK HERE FOR FURTHER INFORMATION or call the SA COVID-19 Information Line on 1800 253 787 between the hours of 9am to 5pm 7 days per week or go to the SA Health website
COVID-19 testing will be prioritised. If you are unsure whether you need to be tested for COVID-19, please click here.
Watch today’s press conference below:
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.
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