Sport, funerals, hospitality, gyms have restrictions eased

SA stage 2 restrictions eased a week early

South Australians will take the next step in the easing of COVID-19 restrictions as of next Monday, a week earlier than was designated.

From June 1, people will be able to resume outdoor contact training in sport with competition for outdoor non-contact sports to resume.

Competitions for outdoor contact sports are scheduled to go ahead from June 25.

During his press conference today, Monday May 25, Premier Steven Marshall said continued testing was crucially important for the state to move through the stages of easing of restrictions.

"..Great results give us confidence to gradually and carefully lift the restrictions in South Australia and get us back to work, get us back to normality," Mr Marshall said.

He announced stage two would go ahead with the elements of social distancing of one person per four square metres and 1.5 metres distancing between patrons to stay.

"In stage one the important number was 10, and in stage two the important number is 20," he said.

"What I'm talking about this afternoon is critical areas like hospitality, cinemas, theatres, galleries and museums, beauty salons, nail salons, tattoos, massage, gyms and indoor fitness."

He said businesses could have up to 80 persons within the establishment as long as they could place 20 in separate rooms or areas.

" It is a massive increase than what was envisaged for stage two," he said.

" It is only possible because of the continuing, very good results of low, or no cases and, of course, the high level of testing."

Changes for stage two, from June 1, are:

Sport - Contact training outdoors can be undertaken.

Sport - Competition for non-contact sports can resume

Pubs - Can serve alcohol without a meal but people must be seated

Funerals - maximum of 50 people

This story SA stage 2 restrictions eased a week early first appeared on The Murray Valley Standard.