Stage 2 COVID-19 Restrictions Brought Forward to 1 Jun 2020 | Update 25 May 2020

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South Australian COVID-19 restrictions brought forward to 1 June 2020

Premier Steven Marshall today announced that the Stage 2 easing of coronavirus restrictions will be brought forward to Monday 1 June 2020.

He also announced changes to Stage 2 easing of restrictions during a press conference this afternoon stating:

  • 80 people will be allowed in venues, provided no more than 20 are in each area.
  • Funeral capacity will also be increased to 50 people.
  • Outdoor contact sport training will resume, and competition/games to resume from 25 June.
  • Non-contact games permitted from Monday 1 June.

In Step 2, a number of important activities can recommence, including:

• Restaurants, cafes, pubs and wineries, up to maximum 80 people with 20 person maximum per room
• Hospitality – patrons will need to be seated at a table to consume alcohol, but can do so without food.
• Cinemas
• Theatres
• Galleries and museums
• Beauty salons, nail salons, tattoos, massage (non-therapeutic)
• Gyms at 20 maximum (but indoor classes limited to 10 persons)
• Indoor sport can commence non-contact training.
• Indoor recreation activities
• Funerals (50 max room limited)
• Driving Instruction lessons

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In Step 2, there will be a 20 person maximum per room, with venues allowed to go up to a maximum of 80 people, provided they comply with the requirement of 1 person per four square metres. This does not include staff.

Maximum number for a group will change from 10 currently, to 20 people from 1 June 2020.

1 person per 4sqm and maintaining a distance of 1.5 metres is still applicable.

Indoor Fitness Classes Including Dance Classes – Limit of 10 

While there is a limit of 20 people permitted to be in a gym room doing individual workouts, there is a limit of 10 people for indoor fitness classes and activities (not including staff).


Steven Marshall has stated that this is on the advice of our public health professionals. Chief Public Health Officer Nicola Spurrier has outlined why a limit of 10 people will be applied to indoor fitness classes for the time being:

• Overseas experience has shown a number of outbreaks associated with indoor, high-intensity fitness classes.
• Research shows the moist, warm atmosphere in an indoor sports facility, coupled with turbulent air flow generated by intense physical exercise, can cause more dense transmission of isolated droplets.
• Essentially, there is less risk when an individual uses static gym equipment, compared to high-intensity fitness or dance class.
• The synchronised breathing and exertion in fitness or dance class leads to greater risk of droplet spread.

Classes or activities at gymnasiums, health clubs, fitness centres, community halls, yoga, barre, spin facilities, pilates studios, cheer and dance studios are limited to a maximum of 10 participants (1 person per 4sqm, not including staff).

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  • Gatherings (such as entertaining at your house or holding a birthday party in a public park) are limited to 20 people (indoor or outdoor)
  • Must not exceed more than 1 person per 4 square metres
  • 1.5 metres physical distancing must be adhered to
  • Children of any age are included in total the number of people

You can watch the press conference on 25 May 2020 below:


Find out more on the SA Government website here

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