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The great success South Australia has achieved in flattening the Coronavirus curve means that our state government and Chief Medial Officer have the confidence to gradually and carefully lift the restrictions in South Australia.

The government this week announced step 2 of restriction lifting will be brought froward to Monday 1 June. But what does this look like for families, how does this change what we can do? We’ve got the break down below.

Cinemas, theatres, galleries and museums

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Can we go to the cinema or theatre?

Yes, from 1 June cinemas and theatres will be re-opening.

All persons attending are required to provide their name and phone number or email address. The cinema retains a record of those contact details and produces them at the request of an authorised officer.

Maximum capacity will be 20 people in any single room (cinema) or 80 for the place as a whole.

Note: People employed, engaged to work, or undertaking official duties, are not counted in the total number of people present.

Can we go to an art gallery or museum?

Yes, from 1 June art galleries and museums will be re-opening.

All persons attending are required to provide their name and phone number or email address. The gallery retains a record of those contact details and produces them at the request of an authorised officer.

Maximum capacity will be 20 people in any single room or 80 for the place as a whole.

Note: People employed or engaged to work, or undertaking official duties, are not to be counted in persons present on premises.

Can we go to the drive-in?

Yes. Drive-ins re-opened on Friday 22 May.

Outdoor sport (including sports training), fitness or recreation activities

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Can we recommence football training with contact?

Yes. From 1 June, outdoor contact sports training (such as football) can recommence.

When can contact sports competition resume?

From 25 June, outdoor contact sports can resume.

Can we open our change rooms at our sports club?

No. Communal changing rooms, shower facilities are not permitted to be used and must remain closed.

Note: Toilet facilities are permitted to be open.

Can a clubhouse be open and have spectators watching from there?

Yes. Dining in a clubhouse and watching sport on an adjacent oval is permitted. You could have up to 80 people dining and another 80 people playing and/or watching sport at the adjacent oval.

People present must not exceed more than 1 person per 4 square metres and the 1.5 metres social distancing must be adhered to.

Can we go to the public swimming pool?

Yes. All types of water activities at the swimming pool are permitted as long as the following requirements are complied with:

1. No swimmer at the premises is accompanied by more than 1 caregiver who is not swimming; and
2. The total number of persons in any swimming pool at the premises does not exceed one person per 4 square metres, up to a maximum of 20 persons per pool.

Can I do water aerobics at the pool?

Yes, provided that the total number of people in the group does not exceed 20 and the density requirement is complied with.

Contact indoor sport

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When can indoor contact sports such as basketball or martial arts commence?

Indoor contact sports training is permitted on and after 25 June, as long as the number of participants does not exceed 20.

Sports training prior to 25 June, you can train but must ensure there is no contact or only accidental.

Non-contact indoor sport

When can indoor non-contact sports such as indoor cricket resume?

Before 25 June, indoor non-contact sports training can take place as long as any contact is only accidental and as long as the number of participants does not exceed 20.

Any sports competition that is non-contact or involves only accidental contact can recommence on and after 25 June.

Indoor fitness

kids dance

Can my kids attend dance classes? 

Yes, but classes or activities at gyms, health clubs, fitness centres, community halls, yoga, barre, spin facilities, and dance and pilates studios are limited to a maximum of 10 participants (1 person per 4sqm, not including staff).

Hospitality (restaurants, cafes, wineries, pubs, breweries, bars)

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How many patrons can be in a restaurant/café/winery/pub/brewery/bar?

A maximum of 80 patrons across all dining areas whether enclosed or outdoors with a maximum of 20 in each dining area.

People present must not exceed more than 1 person per 4 square metres and the 1.5 metres social distancing must be adhered to.

Note: People employed or engaged to work, or undertaking official duties, are not to be counted in persons present on premises.

Can patrons eat at the bar?

No. Food and beverages (including alcohol) may only be consumed by patrons while seated at tables that are physically separate from any bar or other area that’s used for taking orders.

There is more than one indoor dining area at the establishment, how many patrons can they have?

If an establishment has multiple rooms and an outdoor area then as an example you could have 3 rooms inside the building with up to 20 people seated in each room and another 20 people dining in the outdoor area.

People present must not exceed more than 1 person per 4 square metres and the 1.5 metres social distancing must be adhered to.

Do I have to buy a meal to go to the pub for a drink?

No. From 1 June, you can go to the pub for a drink and not be required to buy a meal. However, alcoholic beverages must be consumed while seated at tables that are physically separate from any bar or other area that’s used for taking orders.

People present must not exceed more than 1 person per 4 square metres and the 1.5 metres social distancing must be adhered to.

Do my friends and I have to be “social distanced” when dining at a restaurant?

Tables within the premises must be at least 1.5 metres from each other but people who arrive together and are seated together as a group can be seated less than 1.5 metres from each other.

If a restaurant is at maximum capacity, can others waiting for takeaway outside the restaurant?

Yes, as long as the 1.5 metres social distancing is adhered to.

 

For more information about the SA government road map to lifting Coronavirus restrictions:

 

sa.gov.au