Circuit breaker restrictions for South Australia
Wednesday, 18 November 2020
SA COVID-19 Update – Parafield Cluster
In a press conference this afternoon, South Australia’s Premier Steven Marshall announced that as of midnight tonight the state will go into a lockdown for six days to stay ahead of contact tracing efforts. After this period there will be a further 8-day period of lessened restrictions.
Chief Medical Officer Professor Nicola Spurrier has announced two new cases today, both linked to the Parafield cluster, bringing the total number of cases linked to this cluster to 22.
South Australians will be restricted to their homes for the six-day period, and masks will be required in all areas outside the home. People will only be permitted to leave their homes to buy groceries, access medical services or provide care to a vulnerable person.
Restrictions and business closures:
The following restrictions and business closures are in place:
- Schools closed except for children of essential workers and vulnerable children
- Pubs/cafes/food courts/takeaway venues
- Elective surgery, except for urgent operations and cancer treatments
- Open inspections and real estate auctions
- Community sport, including outdoor sport
- FIFO workers will be on pause
- Regional travel is not approved
- Aged care facilities will be closed
- Factories closed other than food production facilities, and those that need to maintain continuity of services
- Construction activities will be paused
- Holiday homes will not be available for lease or rental
- Weddings and funerals will not be permitted
Services to remain open:
- Critical infrastructure, including water and power
- Supermarkets, one person per household is permitted to visit a supermarket once a day
- Medical including mental health
- Public transport
- Airport and freight services
- Petrol stations
- Post offices
- Mining, smelting and factories remain open for continuity of service delivery
- Childcare will be available only to essential workers
- Minimal operations of government, including local government
- Animal welfare and agricultural services
- End of life services will be available
Professor Spurrier has also advised anyone who visited or had takeaway delivery from the Woodville Pizza Bar (58 Woodville Road, Woodville) between the 6-16 November to immediately self-quarantine and get tested.
For the latest contact tracing information, visit SA Health.
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