As the Covid-19 cases decrease, Ramaphosa announced on Sunday, 26 July 2021, that the country will move to an adjusted lockdown level 3, with restrictions to be eased in the following areas:
The evening curfew will remain in place from 22h00 – 04h00.
Inter-provincial travel can resume.
Non-essential establishments, such as restaurants, gyms, and fitness centres, can operate but must close by 21h00.
The sale of alcohol from retail outlets for off-site consumption will be permitted between 10h00 and 18h00 from Monday to Thursday. Alcohol sales for on-site consumption will be permitted as per licence conditions up to 20h00.
Gatherings are allowed but are limited to 50 people indoors and 100 outdoors. Only 50 people are allowed to attend funerals.
Schools will be allowed to reopen as of Monday (26 July).
Please take note that the following must still stay in place regarding OHS Covid-19 in the workplace:
Daily Screening for anyone coming to the office.
Face mask to be always worn.
Social distancing of 1.5 m.
Covid-19 training to be provided to employees.
Sanitizing and disinfecting the workplace and working area.
Covid-19 Risk Assessment needs to be completed.
Legal appointing a Covid-19 compliance officer.
Source: Lock down Regulation’s level 3 Disaster Management Act.
William van Greunen: OHS Consultant - Compliance Hub