24 Feb 2022

Restrictions to ease: density, standing consumption, private functions & events

A further easing of restrictions will take effect this weekend, announced by Police Commissioner Grant Stevens after today’s COVID Ready Committee meeting.

From 12.01am on Saturday 26 February:


  • Stand up consumption permitted indoors – where density is one person per two square metres
  • Density moves to three persons per four sqm for seated indoors
  • Where there is both seated and standing indoors, density to remain at one person per two sqm
  • No changes to outdoor density 
  • Buffets permitted.

Private functions

  • Stand up consumption, dancing and singing permitted in private functions
  • Density of one person per two sqm, to a maximum of 150 people.


  • Fully seated outdoor events – no density restrictions
  • Outdoor stand up events move to three people per four sqm.

Mask rules will remain in place.

This is another step forward, as we enjoy more people getting out and about, making the most of Fringe and the festival season and supporting tourism and hospitality businesses across the state.

It is also significant news for Adelaide Oval as we look toward the return of football and more events, and to rebuilding domestic visitation.

As always, please refer to the official SA COVID-19 website for details of restrictions at covid-19.sa.gov.au.

Rodney Harrex
Chief Executive

See the Industry Update – 24 February 2022.