South Australia has woken to a new wave of eased restrictions this morning as the state finally moves back to pre-Parafield cluster freedoms.
Under the changes that came into effect overnight, caps on home gatherings have been lifted to 50 with private functions now able to host up to 200 people.
The much-talked about ‘vertical consumption’ rules have also been eased, meaning that punters will now be permitted to stand up while drinking in licensed venues once again.
But perhaps the most-awaited change concerns the state’s play centres and cafes, which will reopen for the beginning of school holidays.
Play centres such as AFL Max, Bounce and Latitiude have been forced to keep their doors shut since the emergence of the first cases linked to the Parafield cluster sent the state into a brief lockdown.
While gyms were allowed to reopen shortly after, play cafes and centres have been told to stay closed since November 17.
Patrons at play centres will be required to adhere to the state’s 1 person per 2 square metre policy,