Tuesday 27 July 2021
New post-lockdown restrictions
Dear sector colleague,
With confirmation from the Premier this morning that the seven-day lockdown will end as of 12:01am Wednesday, 28 July 2021, there has been an update on the new restrictions that were announced this week.
The following restrictions will come into effect as of 12:01am Wednesday, 28 July 2021 for at least seven days with the potential for extension:
- Masks are mandatory in high-risk settings such as healthcare (including aged care and disability services), public transport, passenger transport and personal care environments (such as a hairdresser).
- Masks are mandatory in indoor public places where face to face interaction takes place (for example, supermarkets and shops.).
- Masks are mandatory in secondary schools for both students and teachers (ages 12 and up).
- Masks strongly recommended indoors in your workplace –particularly important to wear in common areas like kitchens, lifts, and foyers.
- Density requirements — 1 person per 4 square metres.
- Household and private gatherings limited to 10 people maximum per household including members of house.
- Weddings and funerals up to 50 people (may be less based on capacity of venue regarding the 1 person per 4 square metres density requirements).
- Gyms will re-open — 1 person per 8 square metres.
- Sports training will resume from tomorrow, however competition to resume the weekend after this (7 to 8 August).
- Church services to resume this weekend — 1 per 4 square metres. No choir singing, no congregational singing. Solo singing with appropriate distancing.
- Food and beverage consumption — seated only, both indoor and outdoor.
- Restrictions on shisha, dancing and singing to continue.
Further advice will be provided with regards to events with approved COVID-management plans.
The Premier has also again stressed the importance of continuing to limit the mobility of South Australians in public once the new restrictions come into place, including a recommendation to continue working from home where possible, and to ensure regular monitoring of the SA Health contact tracing website for potential new exposure locations.
Foodbank SA delivery
If you know of any clients who are still completing quarantine and require food delivery, Foodbank SA has recommenced the home delivery of food hampers.
If you think your clients may benefit from this service, please phone either of these agencies:
New vaccination clinics for RACF staff
Following on from yesterday’s update, two new vaccination clinics have opened in Highgate Park and Enfield providing the Pfizer vaccine for residential aged care facility (RACF) staff, along with the Medindie vaccination clinic.
All RACF staff are eligible, including:
- health practitioners
- personal care workers
- kitchen staff
- cleaners, and
- administrative staff.
Vaccinations are free.
If you have any questions or concerns, I encourage you to contact DHS’s COVID-19 Response team at DHSCOVIDResponse@sa.gov.au