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Support given to workers and businesses in
lockdown on Tuesday
Following Victoria and the NSW, South Australia has also been placed
in lockdown, after the health authorities confirmed that the
coronavirus Delta strain has now been introduced into our state.
Until Friday, 15 cases had been identified as being related to the
specific Delta strain of the epidemic.
The lockdown, began last Tuesday, for at least seven days.
The Greek restaurant Halifax and the winery Tenafeate Creek Winery
in the north of Adelaide were declared as high risk points as several
of the new cases were identified there. Authorities also announced a
number of shops and other facilities as coronavirus exposure points.
«We do not like the fact that we are applying these restrictions, but
we believe we have one chance to do this,” Premier Marshall said.
“We have no choice but to impose some rather tough restrictions,”
the Premier said last Tuesday.
The only reasons to leave home are, to take care of someone, for
necessary work, to buy essential goods such as food, to exercise with
people from the same household and to receive health care -
including the COVID 19 test and the vaccination.
Exercise should be at a distance of no more than 2.5 km from the
house and only for 90 minutes a day.
Schools are closed and teachers have organized home learning.
As South Australia plunges into the lockdown of the COVID-19
pandemic, the federal government has declared local government
areas in metropolitan Adelaide as “outbreaks hot spots”, which means
that businesses in these areas have access to payments.
Individuals will receive $600 if they lose more than 20 hours of work
next week or $375 if they lose between eight and 20 hours of work.
The South Australian government has announced a $100 million
support package for businesses during the state’s lockdown.
Cash grants of $3,000 will be available to small and medium
businesses that suffer significant loss of income and sole traders can
apply for a $1,000 grant.
The SA government will also provide $600 weekly support payments
to workers in regional South Australia, after regional South Australian
areas were left out of the Commonwealth “hotspot” declaration,
meaning they miss out on federal support.
Adelaide, South Australia