The Honourable President Matamela Cyril Ramaphosa announced on Thursday 23rd April 2020 that the Government had adopted a phased approach to lifting the hard lockdown and easing its rules which were implemented in March.
This will allow some businesses to operate and prevent the collapse of the South African economy and job losses. The President emphasized the importance of adhering to the health and safety measures, which include wearing masks and maintaining high levels of hygiene.
BELOW ARE FIVE THINGS YOU WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO DO:
Public transport can still operate, but with restrictions
Public Transport will continue to operate with limitations on the number of passengers and stringest hygiene requirements.
Travel ban stands
South African borders will remain closed, travelling between provinces is still not allowed, unless it’s for funerals and transportation of goods. International travel is open only to South Africans and foreigners who require repatriation.
Citizens are allowed to gather in work places only [under strict safety conditions such as social distancing] and at funerals. Sporting events, concerts and theatre shows remain closed until the lockdown is completely lifted.
The vulnerable must stay at home
The elderly and those with underlying health conditions must stay in their homes and self-isolate.
Work from home
Businesses which can operate remotely are required to let their employees work from home, and non-essential service providers are to continue self-isolating. Businesses will be encouraged to adopt a work-from-home strategy where possible. All staff who can work remotely must be allowed to do so.
The sale of goods has been extended to cigarettes but alcohol may still not be sold and shebeens, tarvens, pubs and clubs remain closed.
Sourced from Times Live