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Back to Level 3 - With Adjustments.

The Gazette with the new regs was published in the early hours of the morning ( link http://www.gpwonline.co.za/Gazettes/Gazettes/44044_29-12_CoopGov.pdf )


Note also that various ministers will be addessing the public with more details from 10am this morning. So this info may change.


From what I can see, the following are the major things to know about and are in place until 14 Jan.


• You can still catch taxis etc - 100% capacity for local; 70% for long distance (over 200km). You can cross provincial borders. You can still fly within SA and overseas. You can still use certain land borders. You can still work and travel to work (curfew permitting) - this includes domestic staff and carers. You can still exercise in the streets and gyms. You can walk your dogs.


• Curfew is now fm 9pm-6am. No New Years Eve parties this year. If you are an essential worker you can be out if you have a permit. If its a security or medical emergency, you are allowed out.


• You are allowed out from 6am to 9pm to exercise, shop, go to work. But no kuiering or visiting other households are allowed.


• Joburg (along with Tshwane and Rand West) is now declared a hotspot. This includes the Randburg, Sandton, Midrand, Soweto, Florida, etc areas as they fell away when the city was divided into 7 Regions around 2000. List of hotspots is here: http://www.gpwonline.co.za/Gazettes/Gazettes/44045_29-12_CoopGov.pdf


• You must wear a mask in public places - ie when you step outside your residence. If you are indulging in vigourous exercise, you don't have to wear a mask provided you stay 1.5 m from other ppl. You can now be fined and/or arrested for not wearing a mask (look out for the updates fines schedule).


• All parks, sports grounds, rivers, dams, swimming pools are closed.


• Klipriver reserve can stay open fm 9am-6pm if they have access control. (Need to confirm with Bishop of Parks & Zoo this morning ) Picnics and other gatherings are not allowed.


• Alcohol sales are not allowed from liquor stores/supermarkets/restaurants/wine farms. You cannot transport your booze either - so no BYO when dining out is allowed.


• Restaurants are allowed to have 50 ppl max inside and 100 outside, if their capacity allows. Otherwise its 50% of their capacity. There must be a 1.5m gap between ppl. I would say they need to keep their current layout and remove the chairs from every 2nd table. They must also close at 8pm.


• Gyms, cinemas, etc have similar limitations as restaurants: 50 ppl max inside and 100 outside, if their capacity allows. Otherwise its 50% of their capacity. There must be a 1.5m gap between ppl.


• Bars, tarvens, shebeens and night clubs are closed.


• Faith-based gatherings - ie churches, etc - are prohibited.


• Political events are prohibited.


• Visits to older persons residential facilities are prohibited.


• Every business premises, including shops is only allowed to have 50% of their capacity based on floor space.


Back to Level 3 - With Adjustments


The Gazette with the new regs was published in the early hours of the morning ( link http://www.gpwonline.co.za/Gazettes/Gazettes/44044_29-12_CoopGov.pdf )


Note also that various ministers will be addessing the public with more details from 10am this morning. So this info may change.


From what I can see, the following are the major things to know about and are in place until 14 Jan.


• You can still catch taxis etc - 100% capacity for local; 70% for long distance (over 200km). You can cross provincial borders. You can still fly within SA and overseas. You can still use certain land borders. You can still work and travel to work (curfew permitting) - this includes domestic staff and carers. You can still exercise in the streets and gyms. You can walk your dogs.


• Curfew is now fm 9pm-6am. No New Years Eve parties this year. If you are an essential worker you can be out if you have a permit. If its a security or medical emergency, you are allowed out.


• You are allowed out from 6am to 9pm to exercise, shop, go to work. But no kuiering or visiting other households are allowed.


• Joburg (along with Tshwane and Rand West) is now declared a hotspot. This includes the Randburg, Sandton, Midrand, Soweto, Florida, etc areas as they fell away when the city was divided into 7 Regions around 2000. List of hotspots is here: http://www.gpwonline.co.za/Gazettes/Gazettes/44045_29-12_CoopGov.pdf


• You must wear a mask in public places - ie when you step outside your residence. If you are indulging in vigourous exercise, you don't have to wear a mask provided you stay 1.5 m from other ppl. You can now be fined and/or arrested for not wearing a mask (look out for the updates fines schedule).


• All parks, sports grounds, rivers, dams, swimming pools are closed.


• Klipriver reserve can stay open fm 9am-6pm if they have access control. (Need to confirm with Bishop of Parks & Zoo this morning ) Picnics and other gatherings are not allowed.


• Alcohol sales are not allowed from liquor stores/supermarkets/restaurants/wine farms. You cannot transport your booze either - so no BYO when dining out is allowed.


• Restaurants are allowed to have 50 ppl max inside and 100 outside, if their capacity allows. Otherwise its 50% of their capacity. There must be a 1.5m gap between ppl. I would say they need to keep their current layout and remove the chairs from every 2nd table. They must also close at 8pm.


• Gyms, cinemas, etc have similar limitations as restaurants: 50 ppl max inside and 100 outside, if their capacity allows. Otherwise its 50% of their capacity. There must be a 1.5m gap between ppl.


• Bars, tarvens, shebeens and night clubs are closed.


• Faith-based gatherings - ie churches, etc - are prohibited.


• Political events are prohibited.


• Visits to older persons residential facilities are prohibited.


• Every business premises, including shops is only allowed to have 50% of their capacity based on floor space.

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