From 6pm tonight, a seven day stay at home order will be in place for South Australia.

This swift and decisive action is based on expert health advice following the detection of the highly infectious Delta strain in our community.

The next week will be difficult for many South Australians, but we must go hard and we must go early to get ahead of this virus.

For the next seven days, we must at stay home. We can only leave home for five reasons: 

  1. Care and compassionate reasons, such as taking care of a loved one
  2. Essential work
  3. Purchasing of essential goods such as food
  4. Medical reasons including COVID testing and vaccination
  5. Exercise with people from your household.

If we leave home for any of these reasons, masks must be worn in all in public places.

This new direction also means that schools will be closed for the next seven days. Only the children of essential workers and vulnerable children will be able to attend school, preschool or childcare.

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