Soaring temperatures and the Black Friday sales are presenting some nervous moments for South Australian authorities as efforts continue to contain a worrying cluster of COVID-19 cases.

Thousands of people are expected to flock to Adelaide’s beaches with the city forecast to have a top temperature of 40C.

Social distancing could be equally difficult in the main shopping precincts as bargain hunters spend up big before Christmas.

But Premier Steven Marshall says he’s sure most people will do the right thing.

“The vast majority of South Australians know that we’re all in this together and we’ve got to work together to make sure we stay ahead of this virus,” he said.

“We know that South Australians have listened to the expert health advice and listened to the directions of South Australian police.

“I’m very confident that’s going to continue.”


The so-called Parafield cluster now stands at 31 cases with two added on Thursday.

SA remains on track to lift its remaining border restrictions with Victoria from December 1, and will also roll out QR codes at the same time to allow people to check-in at stores and restaurants to enhance contact tracing.


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