As South Australians wake up to their first day in lockdown, we’d like to take a moment to send messages of strength and think about how we can support our SA travel industry friends and colleagues.
The news of the South Australia COVID-19 cluster is somewhat devastating, as we were starting to see significant improvement and almost completely free-range travel restrictions within the country. Almost.
However, as South Australians enter their first day of the six-day ‘circuit breaker’ lockdown, we must remain positive that this lockdown will be a short and sweet, yet sustainable, solution in controlling and eradicating the outbreak.
So, for those in South Australia, we are here to support you all the way.
What’s the deal?
The six-day “circuit-breaker” lockdown means that businesses, non-essential retail, hospitality, and schools will be closed. Supermarkets and petrol stations will remain open.
People will be restricted from going out of their house (even for exercise), with the exception of essential food shopping, where they will need to wear a face-covering or mask.
Basically these “don’t leave home” restrictions mean that South Australians will be housebound for the next 6 days at least.
One person from each residence may leave once a day to obtain groceries, supermarket supplies.
People are also allowed to leave their homes to provide care and support for another person where it is essential or for medical services.
The state border remains open, but travel to South Australia is strongly discouraged from all other states with varying quarantine rules now in play for other states and territories if travellers do want to return.
More than 20,000 tests have been conducted in the past 48 hours and there have been zero positive cases recorded today. The state is urging people to get tested, even if their symptoms are very mild.
What can you do to help?
If you’re not from South Australia and you’re reading this, maybe you could call a friend down there to check-in and say hello, or send them a message to let them know that you’re thinking of them.
Any small gesture will no doubt go a long way and you never know just how much a huge difference it might make to someone. After all, we’ve pretty much all been there now.
For those in South Australia, please stay strong, be kind to yourself and know that that you will get through this.
If you would like to share a story, insight, or some kind words for our friends in South Australia, please email us at [email protected]
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