Six things still not allowed

Six things you still can’t do under adjusted level 1 lockdown

There are several activities that you are still not allowed to do under adjusted level 1 lockdown. Here are six of those things you still can’t do.

Six things still not allowed

While South Africa’s lockdown regulations have been eased after the country had a decline of Covid-19 cases, there are several activities that South Africans are still not allowed to do. 

President Cyril Ramaphosa, on Thursday evening, detailed the adjusted level 1 lockdown. 

The following activities are prohibited:

  • Night vigils
  • After-funeral and cremation gatherings, including ‘after tears’ gatherings
  • Night clubs
  • The country’s land borders remain closed – except for specific border posts
  • Attendance of spectators at any sporting event
  • Alcohol consumption in public spaces not allowed

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Level 1 lockdown brings with it far more relaxed measures aimed at stemming the spread of COVID-19. The following restrictions, among others, have been amended:

  • Curfew hours now start at 00:00 and end at 4:00;
  • Non-essential establishments like restaurants and bars need to close by 23:00;
  • 100 people can now attend a funeral, which is up from 50;
  • All gatherings will now be limited to a maximum of 750 people indoors and 2 000 people outdoors; Smaller venues must only accommodate 50% of capacity.
  • The sale of alcohol, on or off-site, can now be sold ALL WEEK (but no later than 23:00.

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Ramaphosa said if vaccination targets are reached by the end of this year, South Africa can avoid further restrictions.

“Our greatest priority now is to ensure that the economy recovers as quickly as possible so that we can create jobs and help businesses to get back on their feet.
The only way that we can do this is if more South Africans choose to get vaccinated, more quickly.

“If the majority of our population is vaccinated, we can declare South Africa to be a safe destination and welcome tourists back over the summer season.
We can resume sporting events and concerts, lift restrictions on restaurants and bars, and encourage people to return safely to their workplaces, shops and public spaces.”