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Riverfront Christmas Festival Cancelled Amid New Restrictions

Murray_Bridge_Riverfront_Christmas_Festival_santa_waving.jpgMurray Bridge's Riverfront Christmas Festival and Parade scheduled for this Saturday has been cancelled.

As part of a suite of new State Government pandemic measures introduced at midnight, all events in the next two weeks with a COVID Management Plan are cancelled.

Any gatherings of more than 1,000 people can not go ahead.

Organiser of the festival, Analise Gates, issued an alert to media about the news following Premier Steven Marshall's press conference on Monday 16 November.

"On behalf of the planning committee we thank you for your supporting and understanding. We are looking forward to making 2021 a phenomenal year," Analise Gates said.

Other rules now in effect in SA:

All venues must apply the 1 person per 4 square metre rule with no vertical alcohol consumption

  • Private functions at venues capped at 50 people.
  • Weddings capped at 150 people.
  • Funerals capped at 50 people.
  • Church services capped at 100 people.
  • Pubs, clubs, cafes and restaurants will be capped at 100 people.
  • Private gatherings at home restricted to 10 people (including residents)
  • All gyms, indoor recreation centres and play centres must close.
  • All community sports fixtures and trainings cancelled (including outdoor sports).

SA Border closures

South Australians entering most States and Territories will have to enter mandatory quarantine.

  • Tasmania, WA, Queensland, the Northern Territory have closed their borders to SA.
  • Victoria has declared SA a hot spot with travellers to undergo testing.
  • New South Wales and the ACT are yet to impose any new restrictions on South Australians.

Photo supplied by the Rural City of Murray Bridge