Barton Deakin Brief: South Australia COVID-19 Restrictions
South Australia will go into a lockdown from 6pm on the 20th of July to the 27th of July, following the confirmation of the Delta strain of COVID-19 in a North-East Adelaide hospital cluster. These ‘Level 5 restrictions’ are imposed to restrict the mobility of all South Australian citizens, allowing exemptions for essential work, health services, goods, services, exercise and care and compassion. To date there have been five cases of COVID-19 linked to South Australia’s recent outbreak, as NSW and Victorian residents remain in lockdown following a surge in COVID-19 (Delta) cases.
The South Australian Government has ordered residents to stay at home unless absolutely necessary. The following restrictions are in place as of 6pm 20th July:
- Citizens must stay home except to perform essential work, obtain essential goods, receive essential health services, for care and compassion grounds and to exercise with those in your household
- Community activities will be indefinitely closed
- Masks are mandatory in all public places, regardless of indoor/outdoor environments
- Only one person per day may leave the premises of their household to obtain essential goods
The South Australian Government has provided a detailed list of what qualifies as ‘essential’ during the lockdown period. There are seven exemptions in place – work, health services, goods, services, care and compassion, exercise and ‘other reasons’.
For the full list of defined exemptions, click here.
To view Barton Deakin’s COVID-19 briefs, click here.