Premier Steven Marshall has struck down rumours of a COVID-19 lockdown in South Australia, despite a number of new cases of community transmission.

Addressing a press conference, Mr Marshall took the opportunity to quash talks of a lockdown, before confirming positive COVID-19 test results in a returned FIFO worker.

Health authorities have confirmed five new cases, all in the same household of the miner who recently returned from the Northern Territory.

The family have since been transferred to the Tom’s Court medi-hotel.

The miner initially returned a negative test result on Saturday before returning a positive test result from a latter test.

Premier Steven Marshall expressed his confidence that the miner and his family have been isolating since before the positive test result was confirmed.

“We are very relieved that this person and this family have been at home since Saturday,” Mr Marshall said.


The Premier confirmed that there are over two dozen miners in the state who are now isolating.

While the state has avoided widespread lockdown, the Premier did take the opportunity to introduce new restrictions and recommendations for South Australians.

Home gatherings have now been reduced to a maximum of 10 people.

Meanwhile, mask-wearing while in public when you cannot physically distance is now strongly recommended.

Those who are able to work from home are being encouraged to consider doing so.

However, the Premier stopped short of introducing further crowd caps, density limits or a pause on public gatherings, with no changes to footy crowds and events with COVID management plans, as yet.


“If we need to take further steps, then that’s what we will do,” Mr Marshall told reporters.