Restrictions in South Australia are set to ease from 12.01am tomorrow after the state recorded its lowest daily numbers of new COVID-19 cases all year.
A total of 1846 new cases were recorded overnight, as were five deaths of people who had the virus, with all being over the age of 80.
Premier Steven Marshall said the ongoing steady decline in COVID-19 cases in South Australia had given the government confidence to gradually ease restrictions in the state.
Mr Marshall said that as of 12.01am tomorrow, capacity for indoor hospitality would be increased to 50 per cent of density while pediatric elective surgery would also be recommended.
Mr Marshall said the two restriction changes had been chosen first because they created jobs.
He said more easing of restrictions would be coming, and would likely occur on a fortnightly basis.
Office workers returned to their workplaces yesterday.
There are 285 people in hospital with the virus in South Australia, including 24 in intensive care and four on ventilators.
Western Australia’s border may not be coming down on February 5, but many new rules to help the community live with Omicron come into force today.
For many people in those parts of regional WA relatively untouched by COVID-19 infections, these new ways of going to school, running a business or just going about day-to-day life will be a big change.
Even Perth and Peel residents, who have already had to be double-jabbed to enter big entertainment venues like nightclubs and events, will have to whip out their proof of COVID-19 vaccination to visit a bigger range of places.
Many people around the state will need to have received at least two jabs to be able to go to work.
There are a lot of seemingly ever-changing rules to keep track of, but here’s a rundown on what you need to know for today.
All secondary school students must follow the WA government’s mask rules, which means students in Perth, Peel, the Great Southern, South West and Wheatbelt will need to wear masks indoors.
But this may extend to students in other regions if a mask mandate is issued for their area.