South Australia has gone into a 6-day lockdown with widespread restrictions currently in place.
Premier Stephen Marshall announced the news during a press conference yesterday, with all schools, takeaway, restaurants, pubs, cafes, venues, and aged care facilities closed.
Weddings, funerals, regional internal travel and construction work has also been banned.
Following the 6-day lockdown, restrictions are expected to ease for a further 8 days.
Chief Public Health Officer Nicola Spurrier has considered the 6-day lockdown for SA as a circuit breaker to stop the Parafield COVID-19 cluster growing.
Masks will be mandatory for all South Australians, while supermarkets, medical facilities, public transport and vet clinics will remain open.
CLOSED/BANNED IN SA
Schools, except for children of essential workers
Child-care except for children of essential workers
Real estate open inspections
Holiday home rentals
Elective surgery except for urgent operations
Aged care/residential homes
WHAT WILL STAY OPEN
Medical facilities, including mental health services
Supermarkets (only one person from a household can attend per day)
Government (minimal operation)