24/02/2021

The SA government has announced the lifting of border restrictions with Greater Melbourne from Friday 26 February.

The changes announced this morning, mean that people will be allowed to travel between South Australia and Victoria without the need to undergo quarantine or mandatory testing.

Current border checkpoints will be removed so travellers will no longer be required to stop on entry into SA. However, all incoming travellers will still be required to complete a cross-border travel registration with SA Police.

People currently in quarantine in South Australia, having recently arrived after being in Greater Melbourne, will still need to complete their day 1, 5 and 12 tests.

Of these people, the majority will be able to come out of quarantine at 12.01 am Friday. However, anyone present at the Tier 1 exposure sites in the Greater Melbourne area will need to complete the 14 day quarantine period.

Dancing to be allowed

Restrictions around dancing will also be eased as of 12.01 am Friday.

Venues with more than 1000 patrons will still need to use a COVID Management Plan.

Smaller venues, with fewer than 200 patrons, will be allowed to have dancing, provided COVID-Safe measures are undertaken, including QR check-in, COVID Marshals in place, and physical distancing of 1 person per 2 square metres.

In venues between 200 and 1000 patrons, dancing will be permitted in a designated dancefloor area, to a maximum of 50 people. QR check-in, COVID Marshals and physical distancing of 1 person per 2 square metres will continue to be required.