New level 4 lockdown adjustments
The President has extended South Africa’s adjusted level 4 lockdown for another 14 days to 25 July 2021 in order to contain the spread of COVID-19 during the third wave of infections. The current restrictions are aimed at limiting social contact while preserving the economy.
- Restaurants may operate with sit-down customers but must practise strict health protocols. They may not allow more than 50 people at a time or, for smaller venues, more than 50% of their normal capacity.
- Other venues, such as gyms and fitness centres, may also open with strict health protocols in place.
- Activities such as agricultural livestock and game auctions are allowed, subject to strict observance of all health protocols and regulations.
- Public spaces such as beaches and parks remain open, but no gatherings are allowed.
- It remains mandatory to wear a mask in a public space. The President said that this rule will be enforced on a stricter level and that offenders will be prosecuted.
- Curfew from 21:00 to 04:00.
- Businesses must close at 20:00 to allow staff enough time to travel home before the curfew starts.
- All alcohol sales are prohibited.
- All social, religious, cultural and political gatherings are banned. Only funerals, with attendance limited to 50 people, are allowed.
- Gauteng is in leisure travel lockdown, but commercial travel is still allowed as well as where people need to move around for business purposes.
- All schools remain closed until 26 July 2021.