South Australia closes churches, schools for six days

Steven Marshall (Facebook/Steven Marshall MP)

Churches and schools in South Australia will be closed for the next six days as the state implements a “circuit-breaker” lockdown to minimise spread of COVID-19. Source: Adelaide Archdiocese.

South Australian Premier Steven Marshall yesterday announced the state would move into six days of hard lockdown to restrict movement in the community.

A statement on the Adelaide Archdiocese’s website said: “Whilst there was no specific mention of places of worship, as the direction is a six-day lockdown, churches are to close … weddings and funerals are not permitted.”

“After this six-day period a further eight days of other restrictions will apply. The Government is continuing to develop what this will look like and we will communicate this information as it becomes available.

“During this challenging time we ask that you and your communities pray for the wellbeing of each other.”

Catholic Education SA announced on its website that all Catholic schools would be closed today and tomorrow, closed except for care of the children of essential workers.

“These are school closure days and, as such, no online learning will be provided,” the website stated.

“Schools will remain closed in the week commencing 23 November except for the care of children of essential workers. Information about Catholic Education SA’s approach to online learning next week will be communicated to families [today].

“Catholic Education SA is working closely with SA Health and the Department for Education and we will continue to keep parents, students and staff updated regarding school closures.”

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Six days of hard lockdown (Adelaide Archdiocese)

School closure update: (Catholic Education SA) 

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