South Australia will ease more restrictions on December 28 – when the state is expected to hit the 90 per cent double vaccination target for residents aged 12 and over, Premier Steven Marshall announced on Friday.

From that date, people will be able to stand up while drinking at pubs and bars, and dancing is back on (in a fully vaccinated environment). The 75 per cent density rule will remain for pubs and bars. And vaccine-compliant nightclubs will be able to operate with a 50 per cent density limit.

Seated-only venues such as restaurants, cafes, theatres and cinemas will return to 100 per cent capacity in a fully vaccinated environment.

Caps will also be removed for home gatherings. And Covid management plans will only be required for events with 3000 or more people.

Masks will still be mandatory in indoor public venues, and vaccinated international travellers will need to quarantine for three days (down from seven).

The announcement comes as South Australia recorded 64 new Covid cases overnight – the highest daily increase recorded since the start of the pandemic – taking the total number of active cases in the state to 167.

A number of new exposures sites have been announced, including Africola, H&M and The Exeter. Check the SA health website for details.

More to come.