Aug 2020 1st edition

Coronavirus update

President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced measures to save lives and manage the number of COVID-19 infections. The President said that the country will remain on lockdown Level 3 under tighter regulations.

The entire country remains at level 3 to contain the spread of coronavirus

Level 3 restrictions remain in place:

How you can slow down infections

Observe limits on funerals and worship

Observe prohibition on social and family gatherings

Avoid crowded places and keep at least 2m from others

Wear a cloth face mask at all times in public

Ensure proper ventilation in all public indoor spaces

Wash your hands regularly with soap and water or sanitizer.

Level 3 restrictions remain in place

All those above the age of 60, and those with underlying medical conditions, should leave home only in exceptional circumstances

Employers should allow them to work from home where possible, or put special measures in place to facilitate their safety at work


New measures to reduce infections

Wearing a mask in public places is mandatory

Employers, business owners and managers are legally obliged to ensure compliance

Taxis must have some windows open during all journeys

Taxis may have 100% occupancy on local trips and no more than 70% on long distance trips

Sale of alcohol is suspended

This is to prevent hospital capacity being overwhelmed during the peak of infections

Curfew in place between 9pm and 4am

This excludes permitted workers or for urgent medical assistance.


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