From today, Online businesses and stores are allowed to sell anything except alcohol and tobacco products.
This was announced as part of new regulations by the Department of Trade, Industry and Competition.
This is immediately in effect, however, online stores and courier companies are to comply with measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
– Retailers must provide for as many payment options as possible for consumers, that are based on reducing risks of transmission, and enabling poorer consumers to access delivery services.
– When packaging goods, retailers must provide written guidelines for customers on how to safely disinfect their goods before use.
– Retailers must put in place collection protocols to ensure that adequate social distancing is maintained by courier or delivery service personnel when collecting goods from a warehouse or depot.
– All goods must be sanitised, in line with the guidelines published by the National Department of Health, before leaving the warehouse or depot.
This will also apply to parts of the country that are not allowed to move to Level 3 because of high COVID-19 cases.