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Further Federal Coronavirus Lock-downs to Affect Locals

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Australia heads into a further shutdown tonight with tight restrictions around group gatherings in a bid to slow the spread of coronavirus.

An expanded list of businesses will be forced to close their doors at midnight including beauty, tanning and tattoo parlours, and hairdressers can provide a limited service.

Pubs, clubs, gyms, and cinemas are not allowed to operate.

Shopping Centres still allowed to stay open, but food courts, cafes and restaurants are limited to takeaway and delivery.

Police will be conducting proactive random checks on venues and businesses and those flouting rules could be up for the maximum penalty of $75,000.

Many libraries and service centres in our regions are now closed but are still contactable via phone.

The Victor Harbor and Mt Barker Libraries both offering a 'call and collect' service for books.

Weddings are now limited to 5 people, funerals are limited to 10.

The State’s borders are closed with some exemptions including freight, emergency services and residents who cross the border for work.

Overseas travel will also be banned except in urgent circumstances.

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