Covid-19: amendment of regulations

Covid-19: amendment of regulations

On 1 February 2021, the President amended the Alert Level 3 lockdown regulations.
The President has indicated that the newly amended regulations will be as follows:

  • all indoor and outdoor faith-based gatherings are permitted but limited to 50 people indoors and 100 people outdoors and subject to social distance measures;
  • other gatherings are still prohibited, except for certain excluded businesses including restaurants, museums, gyms and casinos;
  • non-essential establishments, including bars, shops and restaurants, must close at 22:00;
  • funerals may only be attended by 50 people and subject to social distancing measures;
  • any business premises must determine the maximum number of employees permitted on the premises, to accommodate a 1.5-meter distance between employees;
  • curfew is extended from 23:00 to 4:00;
  • every person is compelled to wear a mask in a public space. It remains a criminal offence not to do so, punishable by a fine or imprisonment;
  • sale of alcohol on-site is permitted between 10:00 and 22:00 and of-site Mondays to Thursdays between 10:00 and 18:00; and
  • all beaches, dams, rivers, public parks, pools and lagoons are reopened.

In addition:

  • The 20 land borders that are currently open, will remain closed for general purposes, except for the transport of fuel, cargo, goods, or for emergency medical treatment, South Africans returning home, diplomats and daily travellers to South Africa for educational purposes.

We will keep members abreast of further developments.

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