South Aussies have been given the go-ahead to celebrate Mother’s Day this Sunday with mum, as long as they stick to social distancing protocols.

The news comes after the state recorded 12 days in a row without a new, confirmed case of COVID-19.

Families wishing to celebrate the day will be asked to keep their distance and ensure that they do not gather in groups larger than 10 people.

Chief public health officer Dr Nicola Spurrier has urged South Aussies to use their commonsense when it comes to meeting up with family on Sunday, the Advertiser reports.

“If there are vulnerable people in your family…it is probably better to continue social distancing,” Dr Spurrier said.

Dr Spurrier added that if you’re unsure or if parties feel uncomfortable meeting in person then a video call and a bunch of flowers could be more appropriate.

Around 98 per cent of South Australians who had the coronavirus have now recovered, with seven cases still active in South Australia.


Three people are still being treated for COVID-19 in the Royal Adelaide Hospital, with the remaining people in quarantine.

More than 60,000 tests have now been undertaken across the state, however, authorities continue to urge those even with mild symptoms