Pubs, clubs and restaurants are readying themselves for a boost in patronage today as the government lifts further coronavirus restrictions.

From today, venues who can cater for requisite social distancing, will be allowed to welcome up to 300 people in their premises at any one time.

However, a maximum of 75 people will be allowed in any one area, with patrons needing to adhere to the strict one person per four-square metre rule.

The changes had been brought forward and touted by the state government as part of a Stage 2.5 of easing restrictions.

It comes after Premier Steven Marshall announced earlier in the week that the state’s borders with Western Australia, Tasmania and the Northern Territory would be reopened, meaning that people arriving from those states and territories would not need to quarantine for 14 days upon arrival in SA.

Alongside the hospitality changes, dance studios and fitness classes will be allowed to resume with up to 20 people allowed into a class.

Those attending will need to provide their contact details before the class to provide for contact tracing should an attendee test positive to the virus.


There is currently only one known case of COVID-19 in the state, with one person arriving in SA earlier this week having tested positive to the virus in Victoria.