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The following adjustments have been made:

Movement

66) All movement has been restricted to the new curfew time of 00H00 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 23H00:

  • 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

Gatherings

69

(1) Every person, when attending a gathering and in order to limit exposure to COVID-19 must-

  • wear a face mask;

  • adhere to all health protocols;

  • maintain a distance of at least one and a half metres from each other;

  • adhere to the curfew hours as provided for in regulation 66, and

  • adhere to any other health protocols and social distancing measures as provided for in directions issued by the relevant Cabinet member after consultation with the Cabinet member responsible for health.

(2) An owner or operator of any indoor or outdoor facility where gatherings are held must display the certificate of occupancy which sets out the maximum number of persons the facility may hold.

(4)

(a) All;

(i) faith-based or religious gatherings; and (ii) social, political and cultural gatherings,

are permitted but limited to 750 persons or less for indoor venues and 2000 persons or less for outdoor venues and if the venue is too small to hold the prescribed number of persons observing a distance of at least one and a half metres from each other, then not more than 50 percent of the capacity of the venue may be used, subject to strict adherence to all health protocols and social distancing measures.

This includes businesses and venues for the hospitality and restaurant industry.

Places and premises closed to the public

75.

(1) Night clubs are closed to the public.

(2) An owner or manager of a nightclub must ensure compliance with subregulation (1).

(3) An owner or manager of a night club who fails to comply with subregulation (2), commits an offence and is, on conviction, liable to a fine or imprisonment for a period not exceeding six months or to both such fine and imprisonment.

(4) The Cabinet member responsible for cooperative governance and traditional affairs may, by directions, determine a place or premises that must be closed, if there is a risk of any members of the public being exposed to COVID-19 at such a place or premises.

Transportation of cargo

75A.

(1) Rail, ocean, air and road transport is permitted for the movement of cargo to and from other countries and within the Republic, subject to national legislation and any directions issued in terms of subregulation (2), for the transportation of goods for export and for import.

(2) The Cabinet member responsible for trade, industry and competition may, after consultation with the Cabinet members responsible for transport and finance, issue directions that provide for the management, administration and prioritisation of exports or imports, taking into account the need to prevent and limit the spread of COVID-19 and to deal with the destructive and other effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

(3) The Cabinet member responsible for transport may, after consultation with the Cabinet members responsible for cooperative governance and traditional affairs, trade, industry and competition, health, justice and correctional services, finance and public enterprises, issue directions relating to health protocols applicable to sea cargo operations and air freight operation.

Public transport

76.

(1) For purposes of this regulation “long distance travel” is a trip of 200 km or more.

(2) The Cabinet member responsible for transport must, after consultation with the Cabinet members responsible for cooperative governance and traditional affairs, health, police, trade, industry and competition, and justice and correctional services, issue directions for the resumption of different modes of public transport to cater for the gradual return to work of people, in respect of-

· domestic air travel;

· rail, bus services, taxi services;

· e-hailing services;

· private vehicles; and

· passenger ships, including cruise ships.

(3) Bus and taxi services – (a) may not carry more than 70% of the licensed capacity for long distance travel; and (b) may carry 100% of the licensed capacity for any trip not regarded as long distance travel in terms of subregulation (1).

(4) A driver, owner or operator of public transport may not allow any member of the public who is not wearing a face mask, to board or be conveyed in a public transport owned or operated by him or her.

(5) The directions to be issued by the Cabinet member responsible for transport must set out the health protocols that must be adhered to and the steps to be followed for the limitation of the exposure of members of the public using public transport to COVID-19.

Sale, dispensing and transportation of liquor

77.

(1) The sale of liquor- (a) by a licensed premises for off-site consumption, is permitted during licensed trading hours, subject to the laws governing such licenses; and (b) by a licensed premises for on-site consumption is permitted, subject to strict adherence to the curfew contemplated in regulation 66.

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

(3) The transportation of liquor is permitted.

(4) The sale and consumption of liquor in contravention of subregulations ( 1) and (2) is an offence.

Operation of economic sector

78.

(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 4: Adjusted alert level 1

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 Alert Level 1, subject to-

(a) strict compliance with health protocols and social distancing measures. (b) the return to work being phased -in in order to put in place measures to make the workplace COVID-19 ready; (c) the return to work being done in a manner that avoids and reduces risks of infection; and (d) the work not being listed under the specific economic exclusions in this Table.

SPECIFIC EXCLUSIONS

  1. Night vigils

  2. After-funeral and cremation gatherings including “after-tears” gatherings.

  3. Night clubs.

  4. The land borders that remain closed, excluding the land borders contemplated in regulation 75(1).

  5. Attendance of any sporting event by spectators.

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

  7. Exclusions relating to education services as set out in the directions issued by the

  8. Cabinet members responsible for education.

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