South Australia’s hospitality venues will be permitted to return to pre-Parafield cluster density levels following today’s meeting of the state’s transition committee.

Effective immediately, pubs, cafes and restaurants will be permitted to welcome patrons in with a one person per two square metre density limit once again.

The change can potentially bring venues’ capacities from 25 per cent back to 50 per cent.

Patrons, however, will still need to be seated to provide for monitoring of capacity and distancing requirements.

Not all restrictions have been eased, however, with the 10 person limit on gatherings at private residences remaining in place for now.

The change in density restrictions for hospitality venues had been initially scheduled to occur next Friday, however, authorities brought the move forward following pressure from the hospitality industry.

On Friday, South Australia recorded zero new cases of COVID-19 for the fifth consecutive day, there are currently eight active infections in the state.

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