Zac Efron trapped in South Australia's COVID lockdown

Sarah Carty
·Lifestyle Editor
·2-min read

Hollywood star Zac Efron has been caught up in South Australia’s strict lockdown, however many Aussies are taking solace in the fact the A-lister is going through the tough restrictions with them.

The High School Musical actor is currently in South Australia shooting Stan original Gold, however production has been placed on hold for the six-day lockdown.

Zac Efron attends "Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil And Vile" during 2019 Tribeca Film Festival at The Stella Artois Theatre, Manhattan.
Zac Efron has been caught up in South Australia's COVID-19 lockdown. Photo: Getty Images

Up until about two weeks ago, Zac had spent the majority of the pandemic in Byron Bay with his Aussie girlfriend, Vanessa Valladares.

The model is thought to be a Byron Shire resident who previously worked as a waitress at the popular General Store cafe.

After coupling up with Zac in July, the 25-year-old has reportedly since ditched her day job and shacked up with her A-lister beau at his Belongil Beach home.


It’s not clear whether or not Vanessa is with Zac in South Australia but the 33-year-old has been spotted out and about on numerous occasions on his own.

Many Aussies have taken to Twitter to make one very obvious joke about the situation.

“Sorry Zac but “we’re all in this together” one person wrote, referencing the famous song from High School Musical.

“Me realising that Zac Efron is stuck in hard lockdown with us. We really are all in this together I love it,” another person wrote.

On Wednesday, it was announced that South Australia would go into lockdown for six days, with a range of restrictions to provide a "circuit-breaker" and help control a worrying cluster of COVID-19 cases in Adelaide.

Vanessa Valladares in a purple dress
Zac and his girlfriend, Vanessa Valladares. are thought to be apart. Photo: Instagram/_is_ness.

All schools have closed along with universities, pubs, cafes, food courts and takeaway food outlets.

Regional travel has been banned and aged care centres have gone into lockdown.

Factories have closed, along with the construction industry, and elective surgery has ceased.

Weddings and funerals have been banned along with all outdoor sport and exercise and masks are required outside the home.

People are only allowed to leave their homes once each day to buy groceries or to seek a COVID-19 test or other medical treatment.

With extra reporting by AAP

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