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Update 9 April 2020

Released on 09 April 2020
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Update 9 April 2020

Wondering what you can and can’t do over the Easter break?

Everyone is being urged to stay home during Easter this year to prevent the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus). This means that a lot of our traditional plans may be impacted.

The most direct advice from the Federal Government is unless you need to be out, please stay at home. During the Easter break Council will be monitoring the number of people using our regional parks and reserves, along with the St Kilda boat ramp to ensure that social distancing is being adhered to.

We’ve compiled some tips on what you need to know to ensure you are keeping safe while staying entertained this weekend.

Seeing friends and family

Dos

Stay connected. As well as picking up the phone, there are many ways that we can stay connected with your loved ones online using a variety of social media and video calling networks. These include:

Don'ts

It is not advised to catch up with friends or family face-to-face. The elderly are at much greater risk so take particular care to avoid contact with older relatives.

Recreational activities

Exercising and getting fresh air is encouraged, however it should be done close to home. This means no driving long distance to your favourite hiking spot.

Dos

  • Continue to walk, jog or hike around your local area. While you may continue to use local parks and reserves for exercise and walks, you must adhere to requirements for social distancing of 1.5 metres between individuals and no more than 10 people at a time.
  • Golf courses, tennis courts and basketball courts are open, but social distancing protocols apply here

Don'ts

  • Playgrounds, skate parks and outdoor gyms are closed
  • Dog Parks are closed
  • Public swimming pools are closed

Eating and drink out

Dos

  • Restaurants, cafes and  food courts are available for takeaway or home delivery only

Don'ts

  • Licensed hotels, bars and clubs are closed
  • Cellar doors are closed – but you can buy wine or products online or over the phone

Churches, mosques or other place of worship

All places of worship are closed. There is a $5000 on the spot fine for the operator of a place or worship, and a $1000 spot find for an individual.

Some congregations are conducting services virtually via the internet.

Going away for the weekend

Unnecessary travel should be avoided and travelling to regional areas and interstate is strongly discouraged.

Can I stay at a hotel?

People are encouraged to limit non-essential travel but hotels, hostels, bed and breakfasts, and boarding houses are still able to provide accommodation.

Can I stay at a caravan park or campsite?

People are encouraged to limit non-essential travel but caravan parks and camp sites are still able to provide accommodation.

Arts, cultural and entertainment

The following venues are closed:

  • Cinemas
  • Casinos, gaming and gambling outlets
  • Concerts, performances and function centres
  • All Arcades
  • Art Galleries
  • Museum of South Australia  
  • Amusement Parks
  • Adelaide Zoo and Monarto Zoo

Although many venues are shut, there are a variety of venues that have live streams and virtual tours that you can explore from home.

While you cannot travel interstate at this time, you can still have a taste of Australia’s best attractions with virtual tours to explore from home - https://newywithkids.com.au/best-virtual-tours-australia/

Activities to keep the kids busy during Easter

Easter Craft Kids Activities - https://www.kidspot.com.au/things-to-do/collection/easter-craft

Gardening Activities - https://www.kidspot.com.au/things-to-do/collection/gardening-for-kids

Easter baking - https://www.brightstarkids.com.au/blog/kids-crafts-recipes/easter-recipes-easter-treats/