SA to return to some dancing and stand-up drinking as COVID-19 testing requirements for Queensland travellers dropped

© Provided by ABC Health

South Australians will be able to stand up and drink in beer gardens and other outdoor venues from Thursday, with the state’s authorities also set to ease COVID-19 testing requirements for travellers from south-east Queensland.

SA’s COVID-19 Transition Committee has not consented to a request from the hospitality sector to allow dancing inside pubs and clubs.

However, dancing will be allowed for people who attend private functions at those venues, with up to 50 people allowed on the dance floor at any one time.

The cap on the number of attendees at those functions will remain at 150.

The decision to remove testing requirements on south-east Queensland arrivals will take effect on Saturday morning.

Travellers arriving from the Brisbane and Logan council areas must currently undergo tests on days one, five and 13 after arrival, and isolate until they receive their first result.

The change means they will no longer need to do anything other than to fill in a cross-border travel application, which will be automatically approved.

More to come.

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