Barton Deakin Brief: South Australian COVID-19 Restrictions

Date: Nov 2020

Barton Deakin Brief: South Australian COVID-19 Restrictions

18 November 2020


The current COVID-19 outbreak in South Australia has grown to 34 cases.  The Government is reinstating several restrictions, effective from midnight on Wednesday, 18 November and remaining in place for six days as a ‘circuit breaker’.

The following will be closed:

  • all schools (except for children of essential workers)
  • takeaway food outlets
  • universities
  • 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 be in force:

  • 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 will be allowed to continue:

  • 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

Further Information

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