South Africa has entered Stage 2 Lockdown today, 18 August 2020. Restrictions on certain activities have now been eased under level 2 regulations.
The National Coronavirus Command Council, led by Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma outlined activities permitted and prohibited under level two regulations. Under the new regulations, only a maximum of 50 people are allowed at funerals, weddings, gyms, swimming pools, bars, taverns, shebeens, cinemas, theatres and concert venues.
Here is a list of what is permitted and prohibited under level 2 regulations;
- Inter-provincial travelling around South Africa
- Sale of alcohol at off-sale and retail outlets
- Sale of tobacco products
- Gyms and fitness centres
- Beaches and parks
- Museums, galleries, libraries and archives
- Water-based tourism activities (boat-based whale watching, scuba diving, shark cage diving, kayaking, river rafting, and speed boat rides)
- Zoos, Aquaria, animal sanctuaries and rehabilitation centres
- Swimming pools
- Accommodation establishments
- Tour operators
- Theatres and cinemas
- Social events at places of residence (visits to friends and family restricted to 10 visitors at a time)
- Social gatherings (funerals and weddings limited to 50 people)
- Sporting activities
- Personal care services, including hairdressing, beauty treatments, make -up and nails salons and piercing and tattoo parlours
- Bus and taxi services may carry 100-per cent of the licensed capacity for any trip not regarded as long-distance travel in terms of sub-regulation.
- Night vigils
- Night clubs
- Male and female initiation practices
- Bus and taxi services may not carry more than 70-percent of the licensed capacity for long-distance travel.
- International travel
- Attendance of any sporting event by spectators.