However, persons will be permitted to perform any type of work outside the home, and to travel to and from work and for work purposes under Alert Level 2, subject to-. (4) Relevant health protocols and social distancing measures set out in directions must be adhered to, in addition to the occupational health and safety directions issued by the Cabinet member responsible for employment and labour, and applicable labour legislation. Under alert level 2, in which the spread of Coronavirus is expected to be moderate, the country can ease up restrictions to economic activity across most industries, said the President. This comes after the arrest of a 38-year-old man for alleged reckless and negligent driving, failure to obey a lawful instruction from a traffic officer and driving under the influence of liquor on Wednesday. LOCKDOWN RUN LEVEL 2 Run a 5km, 10km, 21.1km, Marathon or Ultra Marathon during Level 2 of the National lockdown in South Africa. According to the MEC, the province recorded 1 575 positive cases in the last 24 hours, a sharp increase from 900 over the previous reporting cycle. Night clubs.2. Following the proclamation on 1 May 2020 by His Excellency, the President that the country is moving into level 2 lockdown from 4 May 2020, these directions are issued to guide court operations during the level 2 lockdown period. Businesses would this week be allowed to access premises to get ready for level three, but people must stay within their bubble. (e) daily commuters from neighbouring countries who attend or teach at a school in the Republic, and who are allowed entry and exit into and exit from the Republic, subject to compliance with protocols relating to-(i) screening for COVID-19 and quarantine or isolation, where necessary;(ii) the wearing of a face mask;(iii) transportation; and(iv) sanitisation and social distancing measures as per the relevant health protocols on safety and prevention of the spread of COVID-19. (d) Any other conduct prejudicing the ongoing occupancy of a place of residence, prejudicing the health of any person or prejudicing the ability of any person to comply with the applicable restrictions on movement that is unreasonable or oppressive having regard to the prevailing circumstances. (3) During a funeral, a person must wear a face mask and adhere to all health protocols and social distancing measures. President Ramaphosa Address At 8pm. 61. South Africa has, since the end of March, instituted a nationwide lockdown with risk-adjusted alert levels to stabilise the soaring COVID-19 infections. GOVERNMENT yesterday gazetted Statutory Instrument 99 of 2020 to give clarity to the Level 2 national lockdown announced by President Mnangagwa on Friday. 50 of 1999)-, (a) must determine fair procedures for the urgent hearing of disputes; or. (3) The Cabinet member responsible for home affairs in consultation with the Cabinet members responsible for health and transport may allow certain categories of international travel to resume once it is deemed safe to do so, subject to directions. (1) Attendance at a funeral is limited to 50 persons and will not be regarded as a prohibited gathering. (2) Businesses with more than 100 employees, working together in a group in the same floor space, must where possible, make provision for minimising the number of employees at the workplace at any given time, through rotation, staggered working hours, shift systems, remote working arrangements or similar measures, in order to achieve social distancing and to limit congestion in public transport and at the workplace. 52. The decision, he said, was in light of the steadily declining number of COVID-19 infections. All Rights Reserved, Mandatory protocols when in a public place. (2) The sale of liquor in contravention with subregulation (1) is an offence. 51 of 1977), include the arrest and detention of any person at the gathering. (2) The Cabinet member responsible for transport must, after consultation with the Cabinet members responsible for cooperative governance and traditional affairs, health, police, trade, industry and competition, and justice and correctional services, issue directions for the resumption of different modes of public transport to cater for the gradual return to work of people, in respect of-(a) domestic air travel;(b) rail, bus services, taxi services;(c) e-hailing services; and(d) private vehicles. Restrictions on the sale of tobacco and alcohol will be lifted subject to certain restrictions. South African Government www.gov.za Let's grow South Africa together 62. (b) The sector-specific health protocols referred to in paragraph (a) where these are still to be developed, must be developed in consultation with the Department of Health. (4) The Cabinet member responsible for human settlements must, after consulting with the Rental Housing Tribunals, issue directions disseminating information about the manner in which the Tribunals will conduct their proceedings during the national state of disaster, including but not limited to-, (a) the manner in which Tribunals will facilitate expeditious access to any aggrieved person; and. 25 All the estimates are significant at 1 percent significance level. He announced many restrictions will … This will lead to more efficient identification, testing, isolation and treatment of positive cases. (2) The Cabinet member responsible for cooperative governance and traditional affairs may, by directions, determine a place or premises that must be closed, if there is a risk of any members of the public being exposed to COVID-19 at such a place or premises. Movement of persons Mandatory protocols when in a public place Funerals Evictions My fellow South Africans, It has been five months since we declared a … In less than 24 hours Auckland was in level 3 lockdown and the rest of the country had moved to level 2. According to Eskom, the blackout will take place tonight and Thursday evening. President Cyril Ramaphosa has confirmed that South Africa will be moving to Level 1 lockdown at midnight on Sunday, barely a month after Level 2 … The following is an extraction from the orginal gazetted Alert Level 2 regulations (Gazette 43620 of 17 August 2020). During this level, all restrictions on interprovincial travel will be lifted. 14 December 2020 | Presidential Address. There are still restrictions on alcohol sales from bottle stores, but you can order a drink at a restaurant or bar over the weekend. (6) Construction, manufacturing, business and financial services firms with more than 500 employees must adhere to the appropriate sector or workplace arrangements or compacts to address the following-(a) provide, or arrange transport to their employees coming to site, or, where this is not possible, consider staggered working time arrangements to reduce congestion in public transport;(b) stagger the return to work of employees to ensure workplace readiness and avoid traffic congestion during peak travel times as a result of the return to work;(c) screen employees daily for symptoms of COVID-19 and refer the employees who display symptoms for medical examination and testing where necessary; and(d) submit data collected during the screening and testing process to the Director-General: Health. Over the last three weeks, new confirmed cases dropped from a peak of over 12 000 a day to an average of 5 000 over the past week. In this regard, accommodation, hospitality venues and tours are permitted to operate, albeit observing approved protocols to ensure social distancing. (b) if the persons refuse to disperse, take appropriate action, which may, subject to the Criminal Procedure Act, 1977 (Act No. Alert Level 4 — Lockdown. (c) humanitarian operations, repatriations, evacuations, medical emergencies, the movement of staff of diplomatic and international organisations and other exceptions as may be determined by the relevant Cabinet member by directions. Despite indications being that the country is past its peak, President Ramaphosa said government’s concern in the coming weeks and months is to continue to save lives. Government said the former Deputy Defence Minister served with distinction from April 2004 until September 2008. 2. International sports events.6. (a) the transportation of fuel, cargo and goods; (b) the entry of foreign sea crew for the purposes of the exchange of sea crew in the Republic; or. He was also a Member of Parliament in the National Assembly from 1994 until ... Gauteng Traffic Police have vowed to act against motorists who fail to abide by the rules of the road. Exclusions relating to public transport services as set out in the directions issued by the Cabinet member responsible for transport.7. COVID-19 Level 2 Lockdown Regulations. (3) An enforcement officer must, where a gathering in contravention of the regulations takes place-, (a) order the persons at the gathering to disperse immediately; and. Much of the economy will open including restaurants, malls, cinemas, shops, health services, and hairdressers. Government, labour, business and community organisations are now working on an urgent economic recovery programme that places the protection and creation of employment at its centre. This comes after a blaze that wrecked 1 000 structures in Masiphumelele in December 2020, forcing the area to be declared a disaster to enable resources to be allocated for the immediate relief ... President Cyril Ramaphosa, in his capacity as African Union (AU) chairperson, has commended the continent’s Heads of State and Government for their extraordinary leadership in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. Date: From 18 August 2020 to 20 September 2020 Can be done anywhere at any time during Lockdown Level 2 “Alcohol will be permitted for on-site consumption in licensed establishments only up until 10pm. Exclusions relating to education services as set out in the directions issued by the Cabinet members responsible for education. Mkhize on Thursday said they will also consider asking medical schemes to co-subsidise ... A suspect is expected to apply for bail in the Verulam Magistrates Court on Friday after he was arrested for illegal possession of Ivermectin, an animal drug not confirmed for COVID-19 infection management. In his address to the nation on Saturday night, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced that South Africa would move to lockdown level 2 from midnight on Monday, 17 August 2020. From 11.59pm on Sunday, restrictions in New Zealand 's most populous city will be eased after two-and-a-half weeks to a Stage Two warning, like the rest of … “Economic activity will be allowed with the necessary and appropriate stringent health protocols and safety precautions in place,” he said. Gyms & fitness centres will be permitted to reopen. – SAnews.gov.za, Follow South African Government News on Facebook. Helene Eloff 2 minutes read. (5) Employers must implement appropriate measures for employees who are over the age of 60 or those with co-morbidities to facilitate their safe return to work, which may include special measures at the work place to limit employees' exposure to COVID-19 infection and where possible for the employees to work from home. (4) A driver, owner or operator of public transport may not allow any member of the public not wearing a face mask, to board or be conveyed in a public transport owned or operated by him or her. ... To date, only 18 of the country’s borders have been operational. From next Tuesday, all restrictions on interprovincial travel will be lifted, while the sale of tobacco products and alcohol will resume. (1) Night clubs are closed to the public. November 12, 2020. SPECIFIC ECONOMIC EXCLUSIONS1. (1) A person may not be evicted from his or her land or home or have his or her place of residence demolished for the duration of the national state of disaster unless a competent court has granted an order authorising the eviction or demolition. In the published regulations, Dlamini-Zuma confirmed that COVID-19 alert level 2 will apply nationally from 00:01 on 18 August 2020. New Zealand’s Covid-19 Alert Level 4 lockdown will extend to 11.59pm Monday April 27, the Prime Minister announced today, with the country to stay at Alert Level 3 … AS English Update: 13/08/2020 23:51 A crucial decision is expected that will move South Africa from level 3 lockdown to the so-called alert level 2 with many restrictions set to be relaxed. The measures show a balancing act that allows reopening of some formal businesses coupled with extra caution and enhanced testing to prevent the spread of Covid-19. Ardern said the construction, manufacturing and forestry industries would be able to return to work in level 3. (3) Relevant health protocols and social distancing measures for persons employed in private residences must be adhered to. “We will be making announcements on the outcome of this work in the next few weeks. In taking the decision, President Ramaphosa said Cabinet was heeding the advice of health experts. (2) The Cabinet member responsible for home affairs, or a person designated by him or her, may allow entry into or exit from the Republic for-. Subscribe. Lockdown level 1: latest regulations unpacked Caxton Local Media summarises what you need to know. (a) a faith-based institution, which is limited to 50 persons or less, depending on the size of the place of worship: Provided that all health protocols and social distancing measures are being adhered to as provided for in directions issued by the relevant Cabinet member responsible for cooperative governance and traditional affairs; (d) conferences and meetings which are-(i) subject to a limitation of 50 persons, excluding those who participate through electronic platforms; and(ii) restricted to business purposes; (e) cinemas, subject to-(i) a limitation of 50 persons or less per cinema; and(ii) the sale of tickets through a booking system; (f) theatres, concerts and live performances, subject to a limitation of 50 persons or less, strict adherence to all health protocols and social distancing measures, as provided for in directions that must be issued by the relevant Cabinet member after consultation with the Cabinet member responsible for health; (g) casinos, subject to a restriction on the number of persons allowed in the casino to not more than 50 percent of the available floor space, with patrons observing a distance of least one and a half metres from each other: Provided that this percentage may be increased as provided for in directions issued by the relevant Cabinet member; (h) all auctions, subject to strict adherence to all health protocols and social distancing measures and directions issued by the relevant Cabinet member, in consultation with the Cabinet member responsible for health; (i) sporting activities, including professional and non-professional matches, authorised by recognised sporting bodies, subject to the following:(i) Directions for sports matches issued by the Cabinet member responsible for sport, after consultation with the Cabinet member responsible for health;(ii) only journalists, radio, television crew, security personnel, emergency medical services, and the necessary employees employed by the owners of the venue of the sport match, are allowed at the venue of the sport match;(iii) only the required number of players, match officials, support staff and medical crew required for the sport match, are allowed at the venue of the sport match;(iv) no spectators are allowed at the venue of the sports match;(v) no international sport events are allowed; (j) weddings, subject to a limitation of 50 persons, and directions issued by the relevant Cabinet member; (k) a social event at a place of residence, subject to a limitation of 10 visitors or less; (l) concerts and entertainment events, subject to a limitation of 50 persons, and directions issued by the relevant Cabinet member; (m) events at function venues, subject to a limitation of 50 persons, and directions issued by the relevant Cabinet member; (n) the following places which are open to the public, subject to all persons wearing face masks and strict adherence to all health protocols and social distancing measures as provided for in the directions issued by the relevant Cabinet member, after consultation with the Cabinet member responsible for health:(i) Fitness centres and gyms, further subject to a limitation of 50 persons or less;(ii) sports grounds and fields;(iii) swimming pools, further subject to a limitation of 50 persons or less;(iv) beaches and public parks;(v) museums, galleries, libraries and archives;(vi) personal care services, including hairdressing, beauty treatments, make-up and nails salons and piercing and tattoo parlours;(vii) restaurants;(viii) bars, taverns, shebeens, and similar establishments, further subject to a limitation of 50 persons or less; and(ix) all accommodation establishments and tour operators, subject to a restriction on the number of persons allowed in such establishments to not more than 50 percent of the available floor space, with patrons observing a distance of least one and a half metres from each other: Provided that this percentage may be increased as provided for in the directions issued by the relevant Cabinet member. Football in SA may only be back with level 2 lockdown regulations By Herman Gibbs Apr 28, 2020 CAPE TOWN - South African Football Association … Eastern Cape ready for level 2 of lockdown Tuesday, August 18, 2020 On Sunday, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced Cabinet’s decision to move to level 2 of lockdown by easing restrictions to reignite the economy and return operations for a number of sectors. South Africa’s move to lockdown level 2 – some of the main restrictions that are still in place. The modelled projections of infections, hospitalisation and deaths have been adjusted downwards as progress in the management of the disease was noted. Disaster Management Act: Regulations: Alert level 2 during Coronavirus COVID-19 lockdown. Scotland is also introducing strict new restrictions for all areas on the mainland and the … 60. While the country has 583 653 confirmed COVID-19 cases, only 105 000 are active. The virus, he said, appears to have peaked in several provinces, including the Western Cape, Eastern Cape, Gauteng and possibly in KwaZulu-Natal. 5 months ago 10 min read. “Fewer people are presenting with symptoms at our health facilities. A new national lockdown has been announced for England. The prime minister said today there were signs the latest cluster has been found "early in its life". "We need to get this next phase right." (1) For purposes of this regulation "long distance travel" is a trip of 200 km or more. For more articles, go to www.BusinessInsider.co.za. 57. The country went in a lockdown at midnight on 26 March 2020, and had been under lockdown alert level 5 for 35 days. Currently, the Western Cape is under Adjusted Alert Level 3. (1) The sale of liquor-(a) by a licensed premises for off-consumption, is permitted from 09h00 to 17h00, from Mondays to Thursdays, excluding Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays;(b) by a licensed premises for on-site consumption is permitted, subject to strict adherence to the curfew contemplated in regulation 50(1). All visits by members of the public to-(a) correctional centres;(b) remand detention facilities;(c) police holding cells;(d) military detention facilities;(e) health establishments and facilities, except to receive treatment or medication, subject to strict adherence to health protocols; and(f) older persons' residential facilities, are prohibited except to the extent and in the manner directed by the relevant Cabinet member. All persons who are able to work from home must do so. Alert level 2 was in place from 18 August 2020 to 20 September. Comments ... South Africa Moves From Level 1 - Level 3. (c) The failure of a landlord or tenant to engage reasonably and in good faith to make arrangements to cater for the exigencies of the disaster. During this period, the recovery rate rose to 80% from 48% from when the President addressed the nation in July. COVID ECONOMICS VETTED AND REAL-TIME PAPERS negative impact of lockdown on aggregate crime is quite robust across different econometric specifications: the use of (different) quadratic trends on both sides on the transition date, 24 and the use of different bandwidths. (b) may grant an urgent ex parte spoliation order including to restore occupation of a dwelling or access to services provided that an affected party may, on 24 hours' notice, require that a hearing be promptly convened. 50. Alert level 5 was the most restrictive and alert level 1 will be the most relaxed. The decision, he said, was in light … Copyright 2021 Government of South Africa. (7) (a) Sector-specific health protocols which must include provisions to limit the spread of COVID-19 in the sector concerned and to provide for circumstances where a firm cannot operate staggered working hours or provide transport to its employees, must be adhered to. (2) A competent court may suspend or stay any order for eviction or demolition contemplated in subregulation (1) until after the lapse or termination of the national state of disaster unless the court is of the opinion that it is not just or equitable to suspend or stay the order having regard, in addition to any other relevant consideration, to-(a) the need, in the public interest for all persons to have access to a place of residence and basic services to protect their health and the health of others and to avoid unnecessary movement and gathering with other persons;(b) any restrictions on movement or other relevant restrictions in place at the relevant time in terms of these regulations;(c) the impact of the disaster on the parties;(d) the prejudice to any party of a delay in executing the order and whether such prejudice outweighs the prejudice of the person who will be subject to the order;(e) whether any affected person has been prejudiced in his or her ability to access legal services as a result of the disaster;(f) whether affected persons will have immediate access to an alternative place of residence and basic services;(g) whether adequate measures are in place to protect the health of any person in the process of a relocation;(h) whether any occupier is causing harm to others or there is a threat to life; and(i) whether the party applying for such an order has taken reasonable steps in good faith, to make alternative arrangements with all affected persons, including, but not limited to, payment arrangements that would preclude the need for any relocation during the national state of disaster. “Restaurants, bars and taverns will be permitted to operate according to approved protocols as to times of operation and numbers of people,” said the President. 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