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More Freedoms on the Way as Restrictions Ease

depth-of-field-photo-of-two-pilsner-glasses-681847.jpgThe State Government has brought forward the easing of COVID-19 restrictions.

From Monday 1 June, cinemas, theatres, galleries, museums, beauty salons, gyms and indoor fitness centres will be able to trade with limited capacity.

Restaurants, cafes and pubs will also be able to welcome up to 80 patrons so long as groups of up to 20 people can be contained in rooms or other areas.

Pubs will be able to serve alcohol to seated patrons without having to also serve food at the same time.

Social distancing rules apply with the requirement for businesses to allow one person per four square metres, with the expectation they will each socially distance from others by 1.5-metres.

Funerals will be allowed to include up to 50 mourners at services.

Stage two restrictions were originally scheduled to be relaxed on 8 June but the date has since been revised twice by the State Government.

No new positive coronavirus cases have been recorded in SA since 7 May 2020. There has been a total of 439 cases in the state.

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