Newsflash! Lockdown Alert level 2

Updated: Sep 28


Newsflash! Lockdown Alert level 2

The following adjustments have been made:


Section 33:


All movement has been restricted to the new curfew time of 23H00 until 04H00, where it is expected that all citizens should be at their place of residence.

The only exceptions for the above are for people that have been:


(a) granted permission through directions by the relevant Cabinet member or a permit, which corresponds with Form 7 of Annexure A, to perform a service other than a service related to an activity listed under Table 2; or

(b) is attending to a security or medical emergency; or

(c) arrives on a flight or is travelling to or from an airport which necessitates travelling during restricted hours of movement: Provided that the person traveling is in possession of a valid boarding pass as proof of flight or a copy of the airline ticket.


Any person who fails to abide by the curfew referred to in subregulation (1) commits an offence and is, on conviction, liable to a fine or a period of imprisonment not exceeding six months, or to both such fine and imprisonment.


Closing time for the following establishments, whether indoors or outdoors, is 22H00:

  • cinemas;

  • theatres;

  • casinos;

  • museums, galleries and archives;

  • public swimming pools;

  • beaches and public parks;

  • game parks, botanical gardens, aquariums and zoos;

  • gyms and fitness centres;

  • restaurants, bars, shebeens and taverns;

  • venues hosting auctions;

  • venues hosting professional sport; and

  • restaurants, bars, shebeens and taverns; and

  • social, political and cultural gatherings.


Inter-provincial travel is permitted


Sale, dispensing or transportation of liquor


62.

(1) The sale of liquor-

(a) by a licensed premises for off-site consumption is only permitted from 10H00 to 18H00, from Mondays to Fridays, excluding Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays; and

(b) by a licensed premises for on-site consumption is permitted until 22H00.


(2) The provisions of subregulation (1)(a) do not apply to duty-free shops at international airports which are permitted to operate in accordance with their operating license.


(3) The consumption of liquor in public places, except in licensed on-site consumption premises, is not permitted.


(4) Registered wineries, wine farms, micro-breweries and micro-distilleries may continue to operate in offering wine-tastings and other brew-tastings, and the selling of wine and other brews to the public for off-site and on-site consumption is permitted until 22H00 and further subject to strict adherence to social distancing measures and health protocols.


(5) The transportation of liquor is permitted.


(6) The sale and consumption of liquor in contravention of subregulations (1) and (3), is an offence.


Operation of economic sector


63. (1) Businesses may operate except for those set out in Table 3.

(2) Relevant health protocols and social distancing measures for persons employed in private residences must be adhered to.

(3) Relevant health protocols and social distancing measures set out in directions must be adhered to, in addition to the occupational health and safety directions issued by the Cabinet member responsible for employment and labour, and applicable labour legislation.

(4) (a) Firms must adhere to any sector-specific health protocols intended to limit the spread of COVID-19 in the sector concerned. (b) Sector-specific health protocols may address matters such as work rotation, staggered working hours, shift systems, remote working arrangements, special measures affecting persons with greater vulnerabilities or similar measures, in order to achieve social distancing, protect employees or limit congestion in public transport and at the workplace. (c) Sector-specific health protocols where these are still to be developed, must be developed and issued by Cabinet members responsible for a sector in consultation with the Cabinet member responsible for health.


Table 3: Adjusted alert level 2

All persons who are able to work from home must do so. However, persons will be permitted to perform any type of work outside the home, and to travel to and from work and for work purposes under Adjusted Alert Level 2, subject to-


  • strict adherence with health protocols and social distancing measures;

  • the return to work being phased-in in order to put in place measures to make the workplace COVID-19 ready;

  • the return to work being done in a manner that avoids and reduces risks of infection; and

  • the work not being listed under the specific economic exclusions in this Table.


SPECIFIC EXCLUSIONS

  • Night clubs.

  • After-funeral and cremation gatherings including "after-tears" gatherings.

  • Night clubs.

  • The land borders that remain closed, excluding the land borders contemplated in regulation 59(1).

  • Passenger ships for international leisure purposes, excluding small crafts, in line with health and border law enforcement

  • Attendance of any sporting event by spectators.

  • Exclusions relating to public transport services as set out in the directions issued by the Cabinet member responsible for transport.

  • Exclusions relating to education services as set out in the directions issued by the Cabinet members responsible for education.

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