SA is officially locked on Level 2 Alert, having been at Level 3 since July.
During President Cyril Ramaphosa’s national address on Sunday evening, he commended South Africans for complying with the regulations, saying, this allowed the government to relax restrictions.
He urged more people to get vaccinated and said it would restore some level of normalcy, like welcoming more tourists and reopening Sports venues for spectators.
How it works Your life will change under alert level 2:
Ramaphosa said it always exists still need for a curfew. For alert level 2, it starts at 11 p.m. and ends at 4 a.m. This means that non-essential service providers such as fitness studios and restaurants have to close at 10:00 p.m. so that employees can travel home before the curfew begins.
You can now buy alcohol for external consumption from Monday to Friday between 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. If you’re shopping for on-site consumption, alcohol is allowed to be sold until 10:00 p.m.
The president said alcohol use in public places is still banned at Alert Level 2. He added that these measures will be reviewed after two weeks
You must continue to mask
Non-pharmaceutical measures such as wearing masks, and disinfection Social distancing remains mandatory under Alert 2. Ramaphosa said facility managers and drivers of taxis and other public transportation are responsible for ensuring these restrictions are followed.
You will be criminally liable if You are disregarding these regulations.
Funerals are still limited to 50 people, and night vigils and night tears remain prohibited.
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Up to 250 people can now gather inside and 500 people outside. These restrictions apply to political and religious gatherings, social events, and restaurants and bars.
“If the venue is too small to accommodate this number with adequate social distancing, then no more than 50% of the capacity of the venue may be used can be used, “said Ramaphosa.