SA 'Circuit breaker': Day 2 - Fri Nov 20

SA 'circuit-breaker': Day 2 - Frid Nov 20

SA RESTRICTIONS EASED

As of 12pm today, Friday, November 20, exercise outside of your home with members of your household is permitted.

Masks are not mandatory but are encouraged.

Schools will re-open on Monday 23 November 2020.

SA Government will continue to review all directions with the aim to open the borders to Victoria on December 1 as originally planned and further open our state by reducing restrictions.

As of 12:01am on Sunday, November 22 (midnight Saturday) SA will revert back to similar restrictions that were in place on Monday, November 16.

This includes:

  • 1 person per 4 square metres will apply.
  • No dancing or vertical consumption.
  • Updated gathering provision numbers being:
  • Onsite purchase and consumption of food and beverages- 100 people maximum and no more than 10 people at each table.
  • Funerals- 50 people maximum
  • Weddings- 150 people maximum and registration of all guests with SA Health
  • Religious ceremonies (not including a wedding or funeral)- 100 people maximum
  • Private gatherings- 50 people maximum
  • Private residence- 10 people per house (unless more than 10 people permanently reside at the residence)
  • All food and beverages will need to be consumed while seated.
  • Personal care workers will need to wear masks.
  • Gyms are permitted to reopen.

The public can remain connected by visiting www.covid-19.sa.gov.au.

SA Police update

An update has been made to the Stay at Home Direction restrictions in South Australia.

The Emergency Management (Stay at Home) (COVID-19) Direction 2020 has been revoked and replaced by the Emergency Management (Stay at Home No 2) (COVID-19) Direction 2020. This new Direction comes into effect as of 12.01am Friday, November 20.

It is important to note that the following information highlights only the amendments and does not reflect all of the requirements under the Stay at Home Direction No 2.

All previous directions are still in place unless otherwise mentioned below. For the full list of requirements please visit: https://www.covid-19.sa.gov.au/response.

ESSENTIAL WORKERS

The following operations/businesses have been added to the Essential Worker categories:

  • Bakeries that supply baked goods on a wholesale basis (but do not see or supply or sell on a retail basis to members of the public;
  • Domestic and commercial waste and resource recovery services (including collection, treatment and disposal services and transfer stations), but only those services that are provided to commercial contractors;
  • Commonwealth agency services, including Australian Border Force and Commonwealth law enforcement and intelligence agency services;
  • Administrative services provided by an employer to enable its employees to work from home;
  • Port operations;
  • Truckstops and roadhouses (no provision of seated dining or shower facilities to people other than truck drivers); and
  • Commercial operations that supply goods or services necessary for the implementation of measures to limit the spread of COVID-19.

A person may leave the home for the purpose of undertaking duties as an essential worker which are classified as those people who perform work which is essential for the continued operation.

Essential workers may now be transported by private vehicle to and from their place of work by their spouse, domestic partner or parent if the travel is by the most direct and practicable route to and from the place of work.

REASONS TO LEAVE HOME

A petrol station (including a petrol station that sells groceries), but not to obtain food or beverages prepared on site (whether for consumption on site or take away) has been added to the leaving home provisions outlined in the direction to clarify intent.

TESTING OF COMMERCIAL TRANSPORT AND FREIGHT OPERATORS

A Commercial Transport and Freight Services operator is no longer to required to produce to an authorized officer evidence of a COVID-19 test or test result relating to a test undertaken within the preceding 7 days and is not required or in future.

ESSENTIAL HEALTH SERVICES

The following has been added to Schedule 1 of the Direction to include:

  • Allied health services may be provided by applied health professionals or students, medical/nursing/midwifery/allied health on placement when working in providing critical clinical care, in residential care facilities or in private practice; and
  • Permitting the conduct of human medical research trials.

All directions, frequently asked questions and other information can be found here: https://www.covid-19.sa.gov.au/emergency-declarationsYou will need to wait for further information in relation to this however, if you have any pressing questions in relation to COVID-19 information please contact the SA COVID-19 Information Line on 1800 253 787 between the hours of 9am to 5pm 7 days per week or go to the SA Health website at www.sahealth.sa.gov.au or www.sa.gov.au/covid-19

EYRE PENINSULA MAYORS' CALL TO REMAIN CALM

The mayors of the three Southern Eyre Peninsula councils have urged people to stay calm and cooperate with regulations as the councils have prepared for the lockdown.

Port Lincoln City Council, as well as Lower Eyre Peninsula and Tumby Bay district councils have closed their administration offices and depots from midnight Thursday, as well as other council owned facilities.

This includes ArtEyrea, Mill Cottage Museum and the Port Lincoln Leisure Centre in Port Lincoln, and waste transfer stations in Cummins, Coffin Bay, Tumby Bay and Port Neill.

Port Lincoln council has essential staff available by phone at its offices and all short term licences or permits issued by for upcoming events have been cancelled until further notice, with those affected to be contacted by phone.

Port Lincoln mayor Brad Flaherty said these were challenging times but community safety was paramount and everyone should support the measures taken by the SA Health and the state government.

"As a community we need to band together, be calm and respectful and do our bit to ensure the longer term safety of all, especially the most vulnerable within our community," he said.

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KANGAROO ISLAND DOCTORS KEEP COMMUNITY INFORMED

Doctors at the Kangaroo Island Medical Clinic have issued a statement on how the Island should proceed in the new COVID-19 coronavirus stay-at-home measures.

Dr Jeremy Wells in a video message urged residents to follow the guidelines and to wear a mask when out the house.

"We must wear a mask at all times as soon as we leave our house," he read from the statement.

"We must only leave the house to work providing essential services including agricultural work, to receive medical care or medical supplies, or necessary grocery shopping (one person from the household, once a day)."

There was a mad rush and shelves being stripped from Kingscote and Penneshaw supermarkets on the eve of circuit breaker on Wednesday afternoon.

But the Kingscote Drakes supermarket was a lot calmer on Thursday with widespread mask wearing.

There were however reports of people at the Kingscote swimming pool on Thursday and also visitors unsure what to do.

Some have visitors have chosen to stay in the holiday homes they were renting, while waiting to get on the ferry and wait out the six-day stay-at-home order.

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