President Cyril Ramaphosa announced more sectors of the economy would be allowed to re-open under Level 3 of the lockdown. He said since the national lockdown, many businesses and individuals have not had any income for more than 80 days.
Ramaphosa has encouraged everyone in our country to wear masks when they are in public.
“Let us make sure that we do not share masks and that we wash our masks thoroughly in soap and water after each use. The wearing of masks, however, is no substitute for regular washing of hands with soap and water or sanitiser and maintaining a distance of at least 1.5 metres from other people.”
Government has decided to reopen under lockdown Level 3:
- Restaurants for “sit-down” meals
- Accredited and licensed accommodation, with the exception of home-sharing accommodation like Airbnb
- Conferences and meetings for business purposes and in line with restrictions on public gatherings
- Cinemas and theatres, to be aligned to limitations on the gathering of people
- Personal care services, including hairdressers and beauty services
- Non-contact sport such as golf, tennis, cricket and others. Contact sport will be allowed only for training and modified activities with restricted use of facilities
- Ramaphosa said in each instance, specific and stringent safety requirements have been agreed on and will need to be put in place before a business can reopen, and protocols will need to be strictly adhered to for businesses to remain open.
Announcements will be made in due course to detail these measures and indicate the date from which these activities will be permitted.
— Cyril Ramaphosa 🇿🇦 #StaySafe (@CyrilRamaphosa) June 17, 2020