As announced by President Cyril Ramaphosa on Sunday evening, South Africa will remain at adjusted alert level 4 lockdown from Monday.
The President said: “The United States is donating 15-20 million doses of the Pfizer vaccine to African countries through the COVAX facility. These developments, together with our current agreements with manufacturers, means that South Africa should have a pipeline of vaccine supplies sufficient to meet our vaccination target.”
The adjusted level 4 will continue until Sunday, 25 July 2021, here are the restrictions that remain in place:
- All social, political, religious and other gatherings remain prohibited.
- A curfew remains in place from 9pm until 4am, and only those with permission to do so may leave their homes during this time.
- The sale of alcohol remains prohibited.
- Schools will remain closed until the 26th of July.
- It remains mandatory to wear a mask that covers your nose and mouth whenever you are in public.
The adjusted restrictions are as follows:
- Restaurants and eateries will be able to operate while observing strict health protocols. Such establishments may not accommodate more than 50 people at a time or, for smaller venues, more than 50 per cent of their normal capacity.
- Certain other venues, such as gyms and fitness centres, may also open and activities such as agricultural livestock and game auctions will be allowed, subject to the conditions outlined in regulations.