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Official SA Government information sitehttps://sacoronavirus.co.za/

Business for South Africa COVID-19: https://www.businessforsa.org/

Emergency Response number for COVID-19: 111


As per the President’s speech on 30 May 2021, the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs has amended the regulations to move South Africa back to advance level 2 under the Disaster Management Act.


Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

Advance level 2 (changed)

  • As per the President’s announcement on Sunday, the whole of South Africa has been placed on advanced level 2 as of the 31st of May 2021 to combat the 3rd wave of infections;


Business protocols (no change)

  • The business protocols remain unchanged, which means;
    • A compliance officer must be designated;
    • The Covid protocols contained in the OHS direction remains applicable.


Movement of persons (changed)

  • The curfew has been adjusted to apply between 23h00 and 04h00;
  • Restaurants, cinemas, theatres and other entertainment venues must therefore close by 22h00;
  • A person traveling in curfew hours will require a permit that complies with Form 7 (attached);


Funerals (no change)

  • Attendance at funerals is limited to 100 persons, provided no more than 50% of the venue’s capacity may be used;
  • No night vigils or after-funeral gatherings are permitted;
  • All persons must wear a mask during the funerals and the duration is restricted to 2 hours.


Gatherings (changed)

  • Hotels, lodges and other accommodation venues are permitted to operate at full capacity;
  • Faith-based and religious gatherings, political, cultural, conferencing and entertainment gatherings are once again permitted subject to a limit of;
    • 100 persons indoors;
    • 250 persons outdoors; and
    • No more than 50% capacity;
  • Gatherings at a workplace are allowed for work purposes subject to strict adherence to the Covid protocols – this will likely also apply to auctions;
  • Sporting matches are allowed but without spectators;
  • Nightclubs remain closed to the public;
  • Visits to correctional services, detention facilities, police holding cells, health establishments and older persons’ residential facilities are permitted subject to relevant directions;


Borders (no change)

  • The 20 fully operational land borders will remain as such but the 33 which were closed will remain closed;
  • International air travel is restricted to;
    • OR Tambo International Airport;
    • King Shaka International Airport;
    • Cape Town International Airport;
    • Lanseria International Airport; and
    • Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport;
  • All international travellers are required to present a negative Covid test obtained within 72 hours before travel or face 10 day’s quarantine;


Transportation of cargo (no change)

  • Rail, ocean, air and road transport is permitted for the movement of cargo to and from other countries subject to the relevant directions;


Public transport (no change)

  • Buses and taxis are subject to;
    • 70% capacity for long journeys (200 km or more); and
    • 100% capacity for short trips (less than 200 km);


Sale, dispensing and transport of liquor (no change)

  • No amendment has been made to the selling, dispensing or transport of liquor, which means:
    • The sale of liquor for off-site consumption is permitted subject to licenced trading hours; and
    • The sale of liquor for on-site consumption is permitted subject to curfew hours;
    • The transport of liquor is permitted.


Restricted activities / businesses (no change)

  • Only the following activities / economic sectors is still not permitted to operate;
    • Night vigils;
    • After-funeral gatherings;
    • Nightclubs;
    • The 33 land borders that are closed;
    • Cruise ships;
    • Spectators at sporting events;
    • Exclusions relating to public transport and education services as set out in directions.