New advanced level 3 lockdown rules – All the changes

New advanced level 3 lockdown rules – All the changes

Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma has released amended regulations related to the “advanced level 3” lockdown rules.

The amended regulations relax many limitations on sit-down restaurants, cinemas, theatres, conferences, casinos, hotels, and bed and breakfasts.

These new rules follow a media briefing by Tourism Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane who outlined new rules related to sit-down restaurants and other parts of the tourism sector.

Kubayi-Ngubane said sit-down restaurants are allowed to open from Monday 29 June, given that they adhere to safety guidelines.

The guidelines include that restaurants are only allowed 50 guests or 50% of their capacity, screening questionnaires for all diners are compulsory and all diners must wear cloth masks.

It is still prohibited to consume alcohol at sit-down restaurants, which means having wine with your meal is not allowed.

Social distancing at restaurants are compulsory and customers must always be kept at least 1.5 meters apart when queuing, paying, or dining.

Libraries, museums and art galleries are allowed to open as long as they adhere to the health and social distancing guidelines.

Cinemas, theatres and conferences are also allowed to open, but there may not be more than 50 guests in these venues.

The amended regulations still restrict exercise between 06:00 and 18:00, but it can now be done in groups of up to four people.

There were a few restrictions on travel and public areas which remain in place despite expectations that they will be lifted.

Accommodation – hotels and accredited bed and breakfasts – are only allowed for business travel and does not allow for leisure travel.

Public parks and beaches will remain closed during advanced level 3 lockdown.


What you can and cannot do

The table below provides an overview of the new advanced level 3 lockdown rules in South Africa.

When you can leave your home
Allowed or Not Rules
Allowed for reasons listed on the right Perform any service allowed under level 3.
Travel to and from work.
Buy goods or obtain services.
Move children.
Exercise between 06:00 and 18:00.
Attend a place of worship.
Attend a school or learning institution.
Travel for leisure purposes allowed under level 3.
Exercise
Allowed between 06:00 and 18:00 Exercise is restricted to groups of up to four people.
Must adhere to health protocols and social distancing measures.
Sit-down Restaurants
Allowed to open Daily records kept for all employees, delivery agents and patrons.
Screening questionnaire conducted on all guests.
All guests must ear a cloth mask or homemade item that covers the nose and mouth.
Masks must be worn at all times except when eating and drinking,
All guests must sanitise before entering the premises.
Distance of 1.5 metres between customers at all times.
Restaurants should consider a reservation system to manage demand and capacity limits.
Consumption of alcohol in a restaurant or bar is not allowed.
Cinemas
Allowed to open 50 people or less.
Sale of tickets through a booking system.
Strict adherence to health protocols and social distancing measures.
Theatres
Allowed to open 50 people or less.
Strict adherence to health protocols and social distancing measures.
Only 15 performers and crew
Casinos
Allowed to open Restricted to 50% of floor space.
At least 1.5m between patrons.
Strict adherence to health protocols and social distancing measures.
Museums
Allowed to open Strict adherence to health protocols and social distancing measures.
Galleries
Allowed to open Strict adherence to health protocols and social distancing measures.
Libraries
Allowed to open Strict adherence to health protocols and social distancing measures.
Hairdressing, Beauty Treatments, Makeup and Nail Salons
Allowed to open Provide a hand sanitising station for customers before they enter.
Encourage contactless payment where possible.
Disinfect common areas before and after use.
Sanitize or wash with soap each equipment or tool before and after each use.
All bottles with products must be wiped down with a 70% alcohol solution.
Masks must be worn at all times.
Use a booking system for treatment appointment.
No guests allowed.
Salons must only allow customers inside if a 1.5 meter distance can be maintained.
Suspend the provision of all beverage and food amenities for customers.
Keep windows/doors open, if possible, to ensure adequate ventilation.
Arrange adequate PPE for employees.
Aprons and gloves should be changed after each client.
Gyms and Fitness Centres
Remain closed Closed to the public and all gatherings in these premises are prohibited.
Beaches and Public Parks
Remain closed Closed to the public and all gatherings on these premises are prohibited.
Home-sharing, like Airbnb
Remain closed Accommodation establishments not formally accredited or licensed must remain closed.
Domestic Air Travel for Leisure
Remain closed Domestic passenger air travel for leisure purposes remains prohibited.
Sports Fields and Swimming Pools
Remain closed Closed to the public and all gatherings in these areas are prohibited.
Open for training of professional athletes and non-contact sports matches.
Open for contact sports training only.
Fetes and Bazaars
Remain closed Closed to the public and all gatherings in these premises are prohibited.
Night Clubs
Remain closed Closed to the public and all gatherings in these premises are prohibited.
Bars, Taverns, and Shebeens
Remain closed Closed to the public and all gatherings in these premises are prohibited.

Amendment of Level 3 Regulations

You can read the full amendment of Level 3 Regulations below.


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