South Africa moves to Alert Level 2


Alert Level 2

– Under the adjusted alert level 2, the hours of curfew will start at 11pm and end at 4am.

– Non-essential establishments like restaurants, bars and fitness centres will need to close by 10pm.

– This is to allow their employees and patrons to travel home before the start of the curfew.

– All gatherings will be limited to a maximum of 100 people indoors and 250 people outdoors.

– Where the venue is too small to accommodate these numbers with appropriate social distancing, then no more than 50% of the capacity of the venue may be used.

– Funerals remain restricted to no more than 100 people, and, as before, night vigils, after-funeral gatherings, and ‘after-tears’ gatherings are not allowed.

– President Ramaphosa has reminded South Africans that it remains mandatory for every person to wear a face mask that covers their nose and mouth at all times when in public spaces. It is a criminal offence not to do so.