Pubs in SA are calling on the State Government to allow them to immediately increase their capacities ahead of tomorrow’s Showdown.

Currently, SA pubs are permitted to have 100 people across their entire venues, but only 20 are allowed in each individual area at a time.

The push comes from industry lobby group the Australian Hotels Association (AHA) who says that the government should allow the move as recognition for the state’s hard work in suppressing the virus.

The AHA’s SA CEO Ian Horne told The Advertiser that “the State Government must look at a generous number of 100 ahead of the Showdown.”

Horne pointed to Western Australia’s rules which currently allow for 100 people per area.

Further announcements on easing restrictions around the country are expected to be made today after a meeting of the national cabinet.