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South Australia brings back Covid restrictions

July 2021 South Australia is re-introducing a range of social restrictions for at least one week in the face of the COVID-19 threat across the country. From midnight Monday 28 June, masks are mandatory in high-risk settings including aged care homes, hospitals and other "personal care settings", as well as indoor entertainment venues, while they will be highly recommended for public transport. There will be a cap on private gatherings of 150 people — including weddings and funerals — and venues like pubs and clubs will be reduced to one person per two square metres. "Weddings and funerals will be the same as private gatherings, so that's 150, and I was very mindful of thinking about people who have weddings booked this weekend," Chief Public Health Officer Nicola Spurrier said. Greek Community activities including the churches, will be affected. Greek Community will announce more details this week, but churches are expected to operate with reduced numbers. "We are now at a critical point in the situation rolling out right across the country," SA Premier Steven Marshall said. "We hope this will be for a week — we don't want to put any restrictions in place but we feel, given the nature of the rapid spread of the Delta virus, we have no alternative but to take action, pre-emptive action in South Australia, to keep our state and our economy strong", he said.
Greek Tribune Adelaide, South Australia
© 2021 Greek Community Tribune All Rights Reserved

South Australia brings back Covid

restrictions

July 2021 South Australia is re-introducing a range of social restrictions for at least one week in the face of the COVID-19 threat across the country. From midnight Monday 28 June, masks are mandatory in high-risk settings including aged care homes, hospitals and other "personal care settings", as well as indoor entertainment venues, while they will be highly recommended for public transport. There will be a cap on private gatherings of 150 people — including weddings and funerals — and venues like pubs and clubs will be reduced to one person per two square metres. "Weddings and funerals will be the same as private gatherings, so that's 150, and I was very mindful of thinking about people who have weddings booked this weekend," Chief Public Health Officer Nicola Spurrier said. Greek Community activities including the churches, will be affected. Greek Community will announce more details this week, but churches are expected to operate with reduced numbers. "We are now at a critical point in the situation rolling out right across the country," SA Premier Steven Marshall said. "We hope this will be for a week — we don't want to put any restrictions in place but we feel, given the nature of the rapid spread of the Delta virus, we have no alternative but to take action, pre-emptive action in South Australia, to keep our state and our economy strong", he said.
Greek Tribune
Adelaide, South Australia