Aged care visitors will no longer need to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and masks will no longer be required on public transport after the South Australian government scrapped the mandates.
Prime Minister Peter Malinauskas said the changes would come into effect from tomorrow, following advice from Acting Health Chief Executive Chris Lees.
“I think this is another step forward in terms of managing the pandemic,” he said.
“We have made it really clear that as a government we are determined to ease restrictions as soon as it is safe to do so.”
Mr Malinauskas said keeping South Australia’s restrictions in line with what was happening interstate was also a factor in the decision.
“We are now in a situation where most jurisdictions across the country do not have a mask requirement on public transportation,” he said.
“Of course you can wear masks if that’s a choice that person makes, but from now on it will be a choice.”
The requirement to use QR codes in hospitals, facilities for the disabled and medical facilities will also be lifted from Friday.
Still to come.