Camping in South Australia’s parks and reserves or on crown land will be banned for the foreseeable future as the government pleads with us to stay home this Easter.

SA’s Department for Environment and Water has confirmed that even camping is not allowed, labelling it as “inappropriate” in the current climate

Visits to holiday homes, meanwhile, are being actively discouraged by the state government, with Premier Steven Marshall asking all South Aussies to stay home this Easter.

“The sooner we limit the spread, the sooner life can return to normal…then we can start to plan ahead for our much overdue holidays,” said Premier Marshall.

The calls to stay home over the long weekend echo those of Prime Minister Scott Morrison who warned of “horror scenarios” should Australians ignore calls to isolate in favour of a holiday.