Major events boost for SA as restrictions ease

Venues across South Australia will be able to double their capacity from Monday after the State Government wound back its limit of one person per four square metres.

South Australia will now allow one person per two square metres in bars, pubs, cafes and restaurants from next Monday as the state moves into Phase Three of the COVID-19 transition.

Premier Steven Marshall said 5000 spectators will be allowed to attend the SANFL at Adelaide Oval on both Saturday and Sunday this weekend, while Adelaide Oval could soon be hosting up to 25,000 spectators for major events.

“We’re continuing to open up our economy and get people back to work,” Marshall said.

“My number one priority is the health, safety and welfare of all South Australians – we’ve got that balance right.

“SA continue to have an excellent record in terms of reduced infections… and that gives us confidence to further reduce restrictions in phase three.

“Any large event will need to have a COVID management plan [but] our direction now is for 50 per cent capacity.

“A larger event of over 500 people, we’d want to sit down with the organisers and look at their COVID management plan.”