NATIONAL LOCKDOWN REGULATIONS
26 MARCH 2020 @13H50
We all have a part to play in fighting the spread of the virus.
- The national lockdown strengthens our fight to contain the spread of the coronavirus.
- All South Africans will have to stay at home from 27 March to 16 April 2020.
- You can only be outside of your home to acquire food, essential goods or while seeking medical attention.
- The movement between provinces, metropolitan and district areas is prohibited.
- All gatherings are banned expect for funerals which is limited to 50 people. No night vigils will be allowed.
- No liquor will be sold during the 21-day period of the lockdown.
- The movement of liquor is strictly prohibited.
- All borders will be closed except for the transportation of food and essential goods.
- All foreign tourists who arrived prior to or after the lockdown are to remain in their place of temporary residence.
Essential services keeps our nation functioning.
- Essential services are services that if interrupted would endanger the life, health or personal safety of the population.
- It includes the provision of basics such as food, medicine, healthcare, energy and fuel to be available.
- Essential businesses, and those suppliers that support them will continue to remain open as part of essential services.
- Government services such as the provision of birth and death certificates, and replacement of ID documents are also available.
- It ensures the municipal services such as waste-removal and sanitation are provided.
- The police, security and emergence services, and the courts are also an essential service.
People exempted from the lockdown are all those working in the essential services.
- They include the following categories:
- Pharmaceutical, Medical, Health, Laboratory Services.
- Disaster Management and Emergence Services.
- Financial Services.
- Producers of food and essential products including hygiene products.
- Grocery stores and spaza shops.
- Energy, water, gas and fuel production supply and maintenance.
- Essential government services.
- Birth and death certificates, and replacement of ID documents
- Essential municipal services.
- Care services to the vulnerable.
- Funeral services, including mortuaries.
- Media and telecoms services.
- Sanitation and refuse removal services.
- Courts and judicial officers.
- Police and security services.
- Postal services and the courier of medical products.
- Transport of people rendering essential services.
- Transport and logistics of essential goods.
A full list of essential services under the State of Disaster Lockdown Regulations can be found here: http://www.cogta.gov.za/?p=7822
The transportation of essential goods and workers providing essential services is allowed.
- Buses, minibus taxis, private cars and e-hailing services will be allowed to transport essential services workers between 5am – 9am and 4pm and 8pm.
- These vehicles must not carry more than 50 per cent of the licenced capacity and limit the exposure of persons to COVID-19.
- All long-distance passenger rail services, both public and private, will stop operations for the duration of the lockdown.
- All commuter rail services will shut down for the duration of the lockdown including Metrorail and Gautrain services.
- All air and maritime passenger services are prohibited except for the transportation of essential cargo.
- All cross-border road passenger movements will be prohibited for the duration of the lockdown.
- Should your driver’s licence expire during the duration of the lockdown it shall be deemed to remain valid until the end of the lockdown.
- A 14-day grace period will be granted for renewal of licences which expire during the lockdown.
What will be closed?
- Public Parks
- Swimming Pools and Beaches.
- Fetes, flea markets and bazaars
- Night clubs
- Taverns, Shebeens, Shisanyama
- Only grocery stores and pharmacies will remain open in shopping malls.
- Religious, cultural and sporting venues.
What remains open or still operating?
- Food shops
- Petrol stations
- Post offices
- Emergency services
- Security services
- Be reasonable and co-operate so we can beat this virus
- Stay at home from 27 March to 16 April 2020.
- If you go out to acquire food, essential goods or while seeking medical attention avoid contact with others wherever possible and make your trip as short as possible.
- Obey all instructions by law enforcement officials.
- Continue to report incidents of Gender Based Violence to 0800 150 150.
- Continue to report all forms of crime to 10111.
- Find creative ways to keep yourself occupied while in lockdown.
- Use common sense and persuade others to do the same
- Do anything irresponsible that would risk your life as well as that of others.
- Attempt to move between provinces, metropolitan and district areas.
- Attempt to procure liquor or travel with liquor during the lockdown.
- Attempt to renew your drivers licence during the lockdown.
- Attempt to visit public parks, swimming pools and beaches.
- Attempt to visit taverns, shebeens or shisanyamas.
- Venture outside your house in groups.