COVID-19 REGULATIONS: MORE CLARITY
Updated: Jan 2
Co-operative Governance & Traditional Affairs Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma has issued a media statement confirming curfew hours and the closing times of venues and facilities listed in the 3 December consolidated disaster management regulations for lockdown level one, as amended on 15 December and again on 17 December. The 3 December regulations include a new chapter on hotspots, which are the Nelson Mandela Bay metropolitan area, the Garden Route district municipality, and the Sarah Baartman district municipality.
In non-hotspot areas, 22:00 is the daily closing time for listed establishments, whether
indoors or outdoors. This allows an hour for everyone to be at home by 23:00, when the curfew in non-hotspot areas begins.
In hotspot areas, 21:00 is the daily closing time for listed establishments, whether
indoors or outdoors. This allows an hour for everyone to be at home by 22:00, when the curfew in hotspot areas begins.
In all areas countrywide, these hours apply to:
all venues where social events are hosted, including concerts and live performances
cinemas and theatres
museums, galleries and archives
gyms, fitness centres and public swimming pools
restaurants, bars, taverns, shebeens and similar establishments
venues hosting sport, arts and culture activities
faith-based institutions, and
any other place where a gathering may take place.
On 24 December, the regulations were amended yet again to:
allow access between 06:00 and 19:00 to any beach open to the public
fully operationalise partially operational land border posts, and
reopen the Kosibay port of entry from 1 January 2021.