Premier Marshall today has announced South Australia will go into a six day lockdown from midnight in a bid to halt the COVID-19 new wave that threatens our State.
This means from midnight tonight, the following facilities and activities will be closed:
- all schools (except for children of essential workers)
- takeaway food outlets
- pubs, cafes, coffee shops, food courts
- all elective surgery
- open inspections
- all outdoor sport
- factories (except those required for food or medical production)
- aged care facilities will be locked down (no visitors except for organised end-of-life visits)
- holiday homes
The following restrictions will also be in place:
- people must stay at home (except essential service workers)
- no exercise outside the home
- 1 person per household per day may leave to purchase groceries
- no regional travel
- masks must be worn outdoors
- no weddings or funerals to take place
- no construction to take place
- Fly-in, fly-out workers on standby
The following essential services can remain open:
- water, power and telecommunications services
- supermarkets (with limited access)
- medical facilities (including mental health services)
- public transport
- airports and essential freight services
- petrol stations
- post offices and banking institutions
- mining and smelting operations, and factories that must be maintained
- childcare facilities for families of essential workers
- some government services
- veterinary services
- essential agricultural services
This site will be updated as more details are provided, including clarification of what agricultural services are deemed essential.
It is understood that this is a crucial piece of information for farmers who are currently reaping and delivering grain to silos, and for the local businesses who are servicing them.
The COVID-19 hotline is 1800 253 787.
As part of the restrictions, the Narungga Electorate Office will be shutting for 6 days from 5 pm today. Emails to [email protected] will continue to be monitored and staff will be working from home.
For updates, visit https://www.covid-19.sa.gov.au