In a national COVID-19 update, president Cyril Ramaphosa addressed the nation on the 24th of May regarding the next steps forward. The country as a whole was at level 4 lockdown and still under relatively strict lockdown rules. You could, under lockdown level 4, shop online, take a jog under severe time constrictions, and a considerable portion of the workforce could return to work as businesses were starting to resume operations slowly.
At level 3, we’re afforded many more privileges – with a whole lot of responsibilities. From the 1st of June, the entire country will be under lockdown level 3.
What does lockdown level 3 mean for you?
- Restaurants, bars and taverns will remain closed to sit-down customers
- Hotels, guesthouses and any other accommodation premises will not be allowed to sell alcohol
- Alcohol sale for off-consumption premises will be open from Monday to Thursday at reduced hours
- The purchase of tobacco products will still be prohibited under lockdown level 3
- Individuals are free to exercise and to jog any time of the day
- Group exercise sessions or jogs prohibited
- No curfew
- Social distancing to still be maintained, so no, you cannot visit friends or have social gatherings
- Those who can still work from home are encouraged to do so
- Strict hygiene measures to be adhered to
- Personal protective equipment, ie. Masks – are obligatory in public spaces
- You still cannot travel to another province unless it is for a funeral and you are permitted to do so
We will update this post when further details are available.
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