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South Australia restaurants, cafés and pubs to close for six days as state enters lockdown

The restrictions come into effect from 12:01am Thursday 19 November.

By Yvonne C Lam
South Australian Premier Steven Marshall announces a 6-day lockdown for South Australia during the COVID-19 update on November 18, 2020.
Restaurants, cafés, pubs, food courts and takeaway food outlets in South Australia will close from tomorrow as the state enters a six-day lockdown.
From 12:01am Thursday 19 November a stay-at-home order is in place across the state. Residents will only be permitted to leave their homes for one of seven reasons including to access medical services, and to obtain essential supplies. Exercise outside the home is not permitted.
One person per household per day may leave to purchase groceries. Residents are advised to wear masks in situations where they cannot physically distance.
Supermarkets will remain open but will be limited in terms of access, and will provide specific access to vulnerable members of the community. Bottle shops will also remain open.
In a press conference this afternoon, Premier Steven Marshall called for a "circuit breaker" period of restrictions to control the growing number of cases linked to the Parafield cluster in north Adelaide.
"I acknowledge that these restrictions will be challenging for South Australia but we can and we must follow the expert health advice to keep South Australia safe and strong," the Premier said.
Anyone who visited or ordered delivery from Woodville Pizza Bar in Woodville South between November 6 and 16 must immediately self-quarantine and seek COVID-19 testing.
For more information, visit covid-19.sa.gov.au/response
This story was last updated on Friday 20 November, 10.37am to reflect the South Australian's policy on masks.
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