A message from the Rundle Mall team in response to COVID-19.
As we navigate through this unprecedented time, our priority remains unchanged, which is to keep our staff, shoppers and visitors in Rundle Mall safe. The Rundle Mall team is continuing to take advice from the relevant authorities, together with the City of Adelaide, and will continue with the additional health and safety measures in the Mall. We have increased resources dedicated to cleaning high use areas in the Mall and introduced measures to improve efficiency and frequency, ensuring the Mall is an even cleaner and safer environment for traders, shoppers and visitors.
Update: Tuesday 27 July 2021
As of Wednesday 28 July 2021, South Australia will ease Level 5 restrictions, moving the state out of lockdown. Under the new directions, the following restrictions will come into effect until further notice:
- Density for all stores, services and venues is 1 per 4sqm (25% capacity).
- Patrons must be seated when consuming food or drinks - this applies to both indoor and outdoor settings.
- Masks must be worn in public wherever practicable to do so - this includes public transport, inside stores, in workplaces and in secondary schools. We encourage all of our visitors to wear a mask during their time in Rundle Mall.
- Education institutions will return to business as usual, with social distancing and good hygiene practices encouraged.
- Hairdressers and beauty practitioners must wear a mask at all times while administering a service. Clients will also be required to wear a mask while receiving a service.
Update: Tuesday 20 July 2021
As of 20 July 2021, the South Australian government has moved to impose Level 5 restrictions in response to the current COVID-19 outbreak. These restrictions directly affect non-essential retail, services and hospitality. Under the new directions, the following restrictions will be in place until further notice:
- Pubs, restaurants, cafes and food courts are closed.
- Contact tracing required (mandatory QR code check-in) when visiting essential retailers.
- Non-essential retail will be closed (see below for full list).
- Masks must be worn when leaving home.
- Personal care services, including hairdressers, barbershops, beauty and nail salons, day spas and beauty therapy providers (such as waxing, tanning, piercing etc.) will be closed.
- Public entertainment is closed, such as live performances, cinemas, zoos, galleries and museums.
- Click-and-collect from non-essential stores is permitted, as long as other guidelines relating to masks etc. are adhered to.
Non-essential and essential retail guidelines
While retailers deemed non-essential must close during this time, retailers providing goods and services deemed essential are permitted to continue trading with some restrictions in place. Under the guidelines as specified by the South Australian government, essential retail services permitted to remain open are:
- Supermarkets, with one person per household allowed to shop per day
- Medical supplies and medical services
- Take-away food
- Bottle shops
- Post offices
- Banks and banking institutions.