Level 2 regulations published -Dlamini Zuma



The Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma has published regulations governing level 2 of the risk-adjusted national lockdown.

Dlamini Zuma addressed the National Coronavirus Command Council in a briefing on Monday afternoon.

This comes after President Cyril Ramaphosa’s announced on Saturday that the country will move to another phase of the lockdown which would not be as restricted as before.

Level 2 will kick-in at midnight.

According to the gazette, this are the regulations guiding level 2;

  • Fitness centres and gyms will be allowed to operate but with only 50 allowed. Hygiene protocol should be followed at all times.
  • Inter-provincial travel in now allowed.
  • The curfew has been moved to between 10pm and 4am.
  • Alcohol can be sold between Monday and Thursday from 9am until 5pm. Alcohol can also be purchased from bars and restaurants until 10pm.
  • Funeral remains limited at 50 people.
  • Family visits are allowed, but only 10 people are allowed to visit a household.
  • Night vigils remained banned.
  • Cinema, casinos and theatres can operate at 50% capacity.
  • Restrictions on beaches and parks can be lifted. Environmental sectors such as zoos can operate.
  • International travel remains banned.
  • Entertainment events can be hosted but will be limited to 50 people.
  • No spectators are allowed at sporting events.
  • The sale of tobacco products would now be permitted, however, a regulation stipulating this was not included in the latest government gazette.

Dlamini Zuma however cautioned that even though cases were declining in big provinces such as Gauteng and the Eastern Cape, she said health protocols and wearing of masks in public spaces should continue.

“We must exercise more caution than before, it is our actions that determine our future. When we open up the economy does not mean risks are low,” she said.

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