South Australia is continuing to lift COVID-19 restrictions, with the state moving to its lowest level since measures were first imposed to contain the virus.
From Monday SA moves to stage three, which includes relaxing density requirements for pubs, bars and restaurants – with one person allowed for every two square metres.
Large venues such as Adelaide Oval will be free to cater for up to 50 percent of their normal capacity, provided health officials have approved their safety plans.
The Adelaide Casino will also reopen.
Premier Steven Marshall says the changes will allow more businesses to open and employ more people.
“But it’s not a time to get complacent. It’s up to all of us to heed the health messages,” he said.
“If you’re sick, stay home. If you have cold and flu symptoms, get tested. And keep up good hygiene practices.”
SA reported no new coronavirus cases on June 28, taking the state’s run of days without a new infection to more than a month.
However, 250 repatriated Australians arrived in Adelaide from India on Saturday and local health officials have warned that could result in some new cases.
They are spending the two weeks in supervised quarantine to limit any spread to the wider community.
Health Minister Stephen Wade said all those arriving in SA were tested when they landed and would be checked while in isolation.
“What we’ve seen interstate is about five to 10 percent of travellers returning from the subcontinent have tested positive on their arrival,” Wade said.
“If we see similar figures in SA we could expect up to 25 new cases.”