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COVID-19 update from Rundle Mall

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.


Update: Tuesday 28 June 2021

From midnight 28 June 2021, the following guidelines came into effect in South Australia.

Under the recent guidance, the following restrictions will be in place:

  • Masks are now required for high-risk settings, including personal services such as hairdressers and nail salons.
  • Masks are also recommended whenever you are out in a public space, including Rundle Mall.
  • Patrons in licensed venues must be seated while consuming alcohol, and buffets are not permitted.
  • Home gatherings are capped at 10 people.
  • Weddings, funerals and private functions at licensed venues are capped at 150 people.
  • Density for licensed venues is 1 per 2 sqm (equivalent to 50% capacity).
  • Masks are recommended for shopping centres, supermarkets and on public transport.
  • QR check-ins remain mandatory upon entering a store or service.
Update: Wednesday 31 March 2021

From midnight Wednesday 31 March, the following guidelines came into effect in South Australia.

Under the recent guidance, the following restrictions will be in place:

  • The density requirement is now 3 people per 4 sq metres for activities and gatherings (equivalent to 75% capacity).
  • The maximum number of attendees at a place of business is determined by its size - please refer to individual store signage for capacity numbers and COVID check-ins for contact tracing.
  • Businesses have the right to refuse entry or service to customers who refuse to comply with the law regarding COVID-SAfe check-ins.
Update: Sunday 22 November 2020

Effective from 12:01 am on Sunday 22 November (Midnight Saturday) we will revert to similar restrictions that were in place on Monday 16 November 2020.

Under the recent guidance, the following restrictions will be in place:

  • 1 person per 4 square metres will apply
  • All food and beverages will need to be consumed while seated
  • No dancing or vertical consumption
  • Updated gathering provision numbers being:
    • Onsite purchase and consumption of food and beverages - 100 people maximum and no more than 10 people at each table.
    • Funerals - 50 people maximum
    • Weddings - 150 people maximum and registration of all guests with SA Health
    • Religious ceremonies (not including a wedding or funeral) - 100 people maximum
    • Private gatherings - 50 people maximum
  • Personal care workers will need to wear masks
Update: Wednesday 18 November 2020

A new direction has been issued in relation to the Stay at Home requirements for South Australia as a circuit breaker to the current COVID-19 outbreak.

The health and safety of South Australians is our highest priority and so we encourage everyone to stay home unless accessing essential services.

Essential stores and services in Rundle Mall will remain open while non-essential services temporarily close from midnight, Thursday 19 November for six days.

Update: Monday 29 June 2020

Following recent announcements, restrictions will be eased and the following will re-open :

  • Hospitality (seated at a table) at restaurants, cafes, wineries, pubs, breweries, bars including outdoor dining
    • Food courts are now permitted to have patrons dine-in
  • Cinemas, theatres, galleries and museums
  • Beauty, nails, tattoo, non-therapeutic massage
  • City Library
  • Adelaide Visitor Information Centre, however they will not be offering the following services:
    • Wheelchair hire
    • Pusher/stroller hire
    • First Steps orientation walk

A number of cafes and restaurants will continue to offer takeaway &/or home delivery service (please see individual stores for details at this time).