Update Tuesday June 30: The South Australian government has confirmed it will not reopen its border with Victoria on July 20 as previously planned.
"The transmission committee's advice is we should scrap that date," Steven Marshall said on Tuesday morning.
"We are increasingly concenred about the outbreaks which are occurring in Victoria, and so we are not in a position to remove the border on the 20th of July.
"We know this is going to be very difficult for some people planning around the 20th, and that is why we have made a decision to provide this advice as early as possible.
"We are very hopeful Victoria will be able to bring their outbreak under control."
Mr Marshall said a new date for closure relaxations had not been set.
Wednesday, June 24: Residents on the Victoria-South Australia border say they are comfortable with the state line remaining closed to non-essential travel, despite missing what's on the other side.
On Monday, South Australian Premier Steven Marshall said the state could rethink its decision to reopen all its borders, in light of Victoria recording double-digit increases in new coronavirus cases for each of the past seven days.
Since March 22, only essential travelers such as government, emergency services, freight, people visiting on "compassionate grounds" and those that live and work on opposite sides of the border have been allowed through. Some people that arrive in South Australia from interstate must quarantine for 14 days directly after.
Apsley resident Dale Hannaford said his wife Molly worked as a nurse in Naracoorte, and also went there to shop about once a week.
"It won't affect us if it stays shut," he said.
"I live 10 kilometres from the border, and I can go over there today and just need to sign a piece of paper to say I'm going shopping. When they say they are locking to border down for Victorians, they are locking it down for Melbourne. I don't think there has been a case within a cooee of us.
"We do have family over there though, so just to go over there for a cuppa with Molly's parents (would be nice)... so it would be nice for it to go back to normal. Instead you have in the back of your mind every time you go out of the driveway 'Do I really need to go to Naracoorte'."
Mr Hannaford has this week returned from three and a half months working as an auto electrician in a Western Australian mine. He was married a week before he left for WA, and a week before many governments began shutting down industries to curb the virus spread.
He said he was looking forward to his honeymoon once more travel options become available.
At Hynam, in South Australia, veterinarian Dr Claire Law has the border for the back fence of her property. She has been commuting to her Apsley practice during the pandemic, while three of her four children have recently returned to face-to-face classes at Apsley Primary School.
She said reports South Australia was planning to send more police, and install more checkpoints, on the border was "probably a good thing".
"There are a lot of ways you can get past the border without going through police checkpoints," she said. "The farming community has been pretty responsible keeping their eyes out and letting police know when they think someone a bit suspicious is cutting through a backroad past their property.
"If we go back into full lockdown that's a huge thing to go through again for everyone."
Dr Law, who has family in New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory that sometimes come to visit, said she didn't expect the border to reopen on July 20.
"I don't think a lot of people think things will change. When COVID-19 started initially the information was changing every 12 hours, so you don't expect what's said now to still apply in a few weeks," she said.
"Most people in border communities here have got themselves into a routine, (but) I guess you do feel some sense of loss of freedom because you can't just go for a picnic or to see friends at the Apsley Inn."