COVID-19 restrictions easing today

11 May 2020 media release

On Friday, the South Australian government outlined South Australia’s roadmap for easing COVID-19 restrictions.

Step 1 for easing COVID-19 restrictions in South Australia begins today, with the following changes coming into effect:

  • Regional travel is permitted. Getting back travelling within the state will be a great way to support regional communities.
  • Universities and TAFEs are able to recommence face-to-face tutorials.
  • Cafes and restaurants are able to offer outdoor dining for up to 10 patrons at a time.
  • The restriction on gatherings at community, youth and RSL halls have eased. Gatherings of up to 10 people are permitted.
  • Auctions and home inspections are able to recommence, with a maximum of 10 participants at a time.
  • Council libraries are clear to reopen allowing a maximum of 10 patrons at a time.
  • Sporting clubs are able to recommence some outdoor training in groups of no more than 10, with contact between team-mates still discouraged.
  • The limit on funeral attendees is lifted to 20 attendees for indoor services and 30 for outdoors.
  • Wedding are able to have up to 10 guests (not counting the celebrant and staff).
  • Churches are able to reopen but no more than 10 people can attend at once.
  • Swimming pools are able to reopen, allowing one lap swimmer per lane, and no more than 10 swimmers at once.
  • Campgrounds and caravan parks are able to go back to normal operations but gatherings should be limited to a maximum of 10 people.

For all the above items, social distancing measures should still be taken. People should keep at least 1.5 m apart and, when indoors, allow four square metres per person.

More information about easing COVID-19 restrictions in South Australia is available at including:

FAQs for Step 1 of easing restrictions (PDF link)