IN BRIEF: Adjusted Level 4 lockdown regulations

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South Africa will remain on Adjusted Level 4 extended to 25 July 2021 and thereafter a reassessment will be done if it needs to be maintained or adjusted. President Cyril Ramaphosa addressed the nation earlier on the country’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Some restrictions remain with others changed:

  • Alcohol sales remain banned
  • Transportation of alcohol remains banned
  • All gatherings prohibited except funerals. No political, religious gatherings etc
  • Funerals: maximum 50 people, no night vigil or after tears celebrations
  • Schools to reopen on 26 July, changed from 19 July
  • Restaurants can open, with max 50 people indoors, with smaller eateries at max 50% capacity
  • Gyms and fitness centres can operate under strict protocols
  • Agricultural livestock and game auctions will be allowed
  • Curfew remains from 9pm to 4am
  • Government services will be limited across the board
  • Mandatory wearing of masks in public spaces remain