South Australia to loosen restrictions in line with other states

South Australia will loosen its remaining Covid restrictions to align with other states with masks set to go by Easter.

Premier Peter Malinauskas announced on Friday that mask mandates are set to be ditched by April 14.

In the meantime, mask requirements at Adelaide Oval have been loosened so that people will only need to wear a mask when lining up to enter the venue and in fully enclosed indoor areas inside.

“I think most Australians can’t wait for the day to come when they are not required to wear masks,” Malinauskas said.

“That day is coming.”

Quarantine periods for household close contacts have also been halved to seven days, subject to a negative rapid antigen test result.