Many South Africans will be breathing a sigh of relief that the Covid-19 regulations for the Easter period is not more strict. President Cyril Ramaphosa last night announced that the country will be kept on Alert Level 1.
Certain adjustments have however been made: The sale of alcohol for off-site consumption will be prohibited this coming Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday. On-site sales at restaurants, shebeens and bars will be allowed, according to licensing conditions, up until 23:00.
The curfew is maintained from midnight to 4am. Public recreational spaces such as beaches, parks and dams will remain open.
Religious gatherings over this period will be restricted to a total number of 250 people indoors and 500 outdoors. Where the venue is too small to accommodate these numbers with appropriate social distancing, then no more than 50 per cent of the capacity of the venue may be used.
Although there have been delays in securing vaccine supplies, we are still confident in achieving our vaccination targets.https://t.co/BxlN1OLuzp
— Cyril Ramaphosa 🇿🇦 #StaySafe (@CyrilRamaphosa) March 30, 2021