South African moves to adjusted level 3 and the SRD Grant reinstated

Ramaphosa addresses the nation on COVID-19 pandemic,
Ramaphosa addresses the nation on COVID-19 pandemic, image: Youtube

Sunday evening President Ramaphosa moved South Africa to adjusted alert level 3. Here is what you need to know about the regulations.

Regulations under adjusted alert level 3:

  • The hours of curfew will stay the same, starting at 22h00 and ending at 4h00;
  • Interprovincial travel for leisure may resume;
  • Non-essential establishments like restaurants, taverns, bars and fitness centres may be opened. These establishments will, however, need to close by 21h00 to allow their employees and patrons to travel home before the start of the curfew;
  • Gatherings will be allowed but will be limited to a maximum of 50 people indoors and 100 people outdoors. Where the venue is too small to accommodate these numbers with appropriate social distancing, then no more than 50 percent of the capacity of the venue may be used.

Other announcements by the President includes:

  • Schools will re-open beginning Monday, 26 July 2021;
  • Age group 18-34 to be vaccinated from 1 September;
  • The social relief of distress grant to be reinstated and to provide a monthly payment of R350 until the end of March 2022; and
  • Range of measures to support the recovery of the economy.

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