South Australia nightclubs are now restricted from trading, effective immediately.
Police Commissioner Grant Stevens said today clubs would be closed again until they had an authorised COVID-19 management plan. Although city clubs would be allowed to open their doors, they'd be prevented from serving alcohol and permitting dancing until a plan was in place.
The Commissioner outlined concerns regarding distancing behaviour at clubs this past weekend. "We were quite concerned about some of the activities … in some respects there was a total disregard for social distancing."
The sdden reversal comes only ten days after Premier Steven Marshall announced an easing of restrictions permitting the one person to two-metre rule.
The announcement follows soaring COVID infections in Victoria. "Victoria is now a clear threat to public health in South Australia," he said.
All Australian states now have active border restrictions in place over people travelling from Victoria.