With the country now under level 3 lockdown – On Wednesday, 17 June 2020 President Cyril Ramaphosa took the stand to address the nation on developments of South Africa’s risk-adjusted strategy to manage the spread of the COVID-19.
Ramaphosa announced major changes to the Level 3 regulations which will see the following industries open:
- Restaurants for sit-down meals, with limited capacity.
- Personal Care services, including hair salons/dressers.
- Conferences for work purposes.
- Commercially licensed accommodation (but not home-sharing services)
- Cinemas, theatres, and casinos, with limited capacity.
- Non-contact sports, including golf and tennis
The President further indicated that announcements will be made to detail these measures and indicate the date from which these activities will be permitted.
The followings restrictions remain place – all gatherings are prohibited, except for:
- Places of worship with 50 people or less, depending on the size of the venue and following strict health protocols.
- Funerals with specific restrictions.
- Workplaces and work conferences with social distancing,
- Agricultural auctions,
- Professional non-contact sports matches, with no spectators
The sale of cigarettes is still banned.
To date, the total number of COVID-19 cases is standing at 80,412 cases and the death toll at 1,674.
In related news: Read the previous Level 3 Lockdown regulations.