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South Africa COVID-19 Regulations

Some municipal functions such as public transport, restaurant hours and liquor sales are impacted by the recent national COVID-19 regulations listed below.

For more information and resources on COVID-19, please visit sacoronavirus.co.za.

Last updated: 2020-09-02

Title Published Updated
Air Traffic and Navigation Services Company Act, 1993
Ministerial Order: Air Traffic and Navigation Services 2020-03-18
Airports Company Act, 1993
Ministerial Order: Airport Company South Africa (ACSA) 2020-03-18
Astronomy Geographic Advantage Act
Extension of the Period for Compliance With the Regulations for the Protection of the Karoo Central Astronomy Advantage Areas · Government Notice 629 of 2020 2020-06-03
Civil Aviation Act, 2009
Ministerial Order: South African Civil Aviation Authority 2020-03-18
Competition Act, 1998
COVID-19 Block Exemption for the Banking Sector, 2020 · Government Notice R355 of 2020 2020-03-23 2020-05-05
COVID-19 Block Exemption for the Healthcare Sector, 2020 · Government Notice R349 of 2020 2020-03-19 2020-04-08
COVID-19 Block Exemption for the Retail Property Sector, 2020 · Government Notice R358 of 2020 2020-03-24 2020-06-11
Competition Act: Regulations related to COVID-19 · Government Notice R350 of 2020 2020-03-19
Competition Tribunal Rules for Covid-19 excessive pricing complaint referrals · Government Notice R448 of 2020 2020-04-03
Regulations relating to COVID-19 Block Exemption for the Hotel Industry, 2020 · Government Notice R422 of 2020 2020-03-27
Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996
Placement on Parole of Selected Categories of Sentenced offenders · Proclamation 19 of 2020 2020-05-08
Customs and Excise Act, 1964
Customs and Excise Rules: Amendment · Government Notice R458 of 2020 2020-04-09
Notice of Expiration of Rebate Certificates · General Notice 296 of 2020 2020-05-28
Defence Act, 2002
Notice in Terms of Section 19(2) of the Defence Act, 2002 · Government Notice 747 of 2020 2020-07-03
Disaster Management Act, 2002
COGTA COVID-19 Disaster Response Directions, 2020 · Government Notice R399 of 2020 2020-03-25 2020-07-03
Classification of a National Disaster · Government Notice 312 of 2020 2020-03-15
Consolidated COVID-19 Direction on Health and Safety in the Workplace · Government Notice R639 of 2020 2020-06-04
Covid-19 Temporary Relief Scheme, 2020 · General Notice 215 of 2020 2020-03-26 2020-05-26
Cross-Border Road Transport Special Dispensation (COVID-19 Restrictions on the movement of Cross-Border Road Transport Passengers) Directions, 2020 · Government Notice 413 of 2020 2020-03-26
Declaration of Essential Services for purposes of COVID-19 · Government Notice 431-C of 2020 2020-03-30
Declaration of a National State of Disaster · Government Notice 313 of 2020 2020-03-15
Department of Arts and Culture: Directions regarding live streaming · Government Notice 490 of 2020 2020-05-04 2020-06-11
Department of Health: Directions to Address, Prevent and Combat the Spread of COVID-19 · Government Notice 796 of 2020 2020-07-17 2020-08-07
Department of Mineral Resources and Energy: Directions to Provide Guidance on the Implementation of the Provisions for Essential Goods and Services (2) · Government Notice 542 of 2020 2020-05-15
Department of Mineral Resources and Energy: Directions to provide guidance on the implementation of the provisions for essential goods and services · Government Notice R462 of 2020 2020-04-11
Department of Mineral Resources: Directions to address, prevent and combat the spread of COVID-19 and to alleviate, contain and minimise the effects of the national state of disaster and for the protection and safety of persons · General Notice 250 of 2020 2020-04-29
Department of Sports, Art and Culture: Directions to prevent and combat the spread of COVID-19 · Government Notice 461 of 2020 2020-04-09 2020-07-06
Department of Transport: Declaration of Essential Services for purposes of COVID-19 · Government Notice 453-C of 2020 2020-04-07
Department of Transport: Directions determining the Extension for the Validity Period of Operating Licence and Accreditation Certification for Public Transport Operators: for purposes of Lockdown (COVID-19) · Government Notice 454-B of 2020 2020-04-07
Department of Transport: Directions on Sea Cargo Operations and Air Freight Operations · Government Notice 453-B of 2020 2020-04-07
Direction by the Minister of Finance: Essential Financial Services · Government Notice 487 of 2020 2020-05-04
Directions Regarding Auctions and Sales in Execution Conducted by Sheriffs of the Court · Government Notice R816 of 2020 2020-07-27
Directions Regarding Livestock Auctions · Board Notice 85 of 2020 2020-07-31
Directions Regarding Measures to Address, Pevent and Combat the Spread of COVID-19 Relating to National Environmental Management Permits and Licences (Alert Level 3) · Government Notice 650 of 2020 2020-06-05
Directions Regarding Measures to Address, Prevent and Combat the Spread of COVID-19 Relating to the Biodiversity Sector · Government Notice 537 of 2020 2020-05-14 2020-05-26
Directions Regarding Measures to Address, Prevent and Combat the Spread of COVID-19 Relating to the Biodiversity Sector (Alert Level 3) · Government Notice 647 of 2020 2020-06-05 2020-08-07
Directions Regarding Measures to Address, Prevent and Combat the Spread of COVID-19 Relating to the Forestry Sector (Alert Level 3) · Government Notice 649 of 2020 2020-06-05
Directions Regarding Measures to Address, Prevent and Combat the Spread of COVID-19 Relating to the Freshwater and Marine Fishing Sectors · Government Notice 538 of 2020 2020-05-14
Directions Regarding Measures to Address, Prevent and Combat the Spread of COVID-19 Relating to the Freshwater and Marine Fishing Sectors (Alert Level 3) · Government Notice 648 of 2020 2020-06-05
Directions Regarding Measures to Address, Prevent and Combat the Spread of COVID-19 in Relation to Recycling of Waste · Government Notice 539 of 2020 2020-05-14
Directions Regarding e-Commerce Sales During Alert Level 4 of the COVID-19 National State of Disaster · Government Notice R535 of 2020 2020-05-14
Directions Regarding the National Criteria for the Phased-in Return to Campuses of Public and Private Higher Education Institutions · Government Notice 652 of 2020 2020-06-08
Directions Regarding the Phased Return of Children to Early Childhood Development Programmes and Partial Care Facilities · Government Notice 762 of 2020 2020-07-10
Directions Regarding the Re-opening of Schools and Measures to Address, Prevent and Combat the Spread of COVID-19 in the National Department of Basic Education, and Provincial Departments of Education, and all Schools in the Republic of South Africa · General Notice 343 of 2020 2020-06-23 2020-07-07
Directions Regarding the Sale of Clothing, Footwear and Bedding During Alert Level 4 of the COVID-19 National State of Disaster · Government Notice R523 of 2020 2020-05-12
Directions Relating to Norms and Standards for Religious Gatherings · Government Notice 609 of 2020 2020-05-28
Directions for Re-opening of Institutions Offering Qualifications Registered on the Occupational Qualifications Sub-Framework (OQSF) as Part of a Risk-adjusted Strategy for a Phased-in Return of Skills Development Activities · General Notice 355 of 2020 2020-06-29
Directions for the Resumption of Construction and Related Services in Post School Education and Training Institutions · Government Notice 617 of 2020 2020-06-01
Directions on Measures to Address, Prevent and Combat the Spread of COVID-19 in the Public Transport Services, 2020 · Government Notice 801 of 2020 2020-07-22
Directions on Risk Adjusted Strategy for Tourism Facilities, Services and Products · General Notice 356 of 2020 2020-06-29 2020-08-06
Directions on Zero-rating of Content and Websites for Education and Health · Government Notice 651 of 2020 2020-06-05
Directions on the Determination of the Commencement of Services and Extension for the Validity Period of Learner's Licences, Driving Licence Cards, Licence Discs, Professional Driving Permits and the Registration of Motor Vehicles · Government Notice 544 of 2020 2020-05-20 2020-07-22
Directions on the Once-off Movement of Persons and the Transportation of Goods for Purposes of Relocation · Government Notice 534 of 2020 2020-05-14
Directions on the Risk-Adjusted Strategy for the Communications and Digital Technologies Sector · Government Notice 484 of 2020 2020-05-03 2020-06-12
Directions relating to the movement of persons · Government Notice 482 of 2020 2020-04-30
Directions to Address, Prevent and Combat the Spread of COVID-19 in All Courts, Court Precincts and Justice Service Points in the Republic of South Africa (Alert Level 3) · Government Notice 623 of 2020 2020-06-02
Directions to Address, Prevent and Combat the Spread of COVID-19 in All Courts, Court Precincts and Justice Service Points in the Republic of South Africa (Alert Level 4) · Government Notice R489 of 2020 2020-05-04
Directions to Address, Prevent and Combat the Spread of COVID-19 in Correctional Centres and Remand Detention Facilities · Government Notice 698 of 2020 2020-06-22
Directions to Assist Micro and Small Businesses Trading in Permitted Services, to Comply with the Regulations · Government Notice R522 of 2020 2020-05-12
Directions to Permit Travel and Recommencement of Studies for Final Year Medical Students Registered at South African Public Universities During the Academic Year 2020 (2) · Government Notice 591 of 2020 2020-05-26
Directions to Provide Protocols to Mitigate and Manage the COVID-19 Outbreak Amongst Employees and Customers in the Personal Care Services Industry (Alert Level 3) · Government Notice R696 of 2020 2020-06-19
Directions to Provide for the Continuous Supply of Energy and Petroleum Products and to Allow Maintenance and Construction Work for Energy Projects to Resume · Government Notice 697 of 2020 2020-06-19
Directions to facilitate the availability and use of digital technologies to combat the spread of COVID-19 · Government Notice 417 of 2020 2020-03-26 2020-04-06
Directions to prevent and combat the spread of COVID-19 · Government Notice R430 of 2020 2020-03-30 2020-07-02
Directive on Compensation for Workplace-Acquired Novel Corona Virus Disease (COVID-19) · General Notice 387 of 2020 2020-07-23
Disaster Management Act: Regulations relating to COVID-19 · Government Notice R480 of 2020 2020-04-29 2020-07-31
Extension of a National State of Disaster (COVID-19) · Government Notice 646 of 2020 2020-06-05
Further Extension of a National State of Disaster (COVID-19) · Government Notice 765 of 2020 2020-07-13
Further Extension of the Date For Submission of the 2020/2021 Financial Year Applications for Mandatory Grants · Government Notice 752 of 2020 2020-07-06
International Air Services (COVID-19 Restrictions on the movement of air travel) Directions, 2020 · Government Notice 415 of 2020 2020-03-26 2020-07-24
Measures to Address, Prevent and Combat the Spread of COVID-19 in the Sea Ports Directions, 2020 · Government Notice 496 of 2020 2020-05-04
Measures to Address, Prevent and Combat the Spread of COVID-19: Air Freight Operations Directions, 2020 · Government Notice 492 of 2020 2020-05-04
Measures to prevent and combat the spread of COVID-19 in the public transport services · Government Notice 483 of 2020 2020-05-01 2020-05-04
Ministry of Higher Education Science and Innovation: Direction to Prevent and Combat the Spread of COVID-19 · Government Notice R468 of 2020 2020-04-17 2020-04-29
Preventative Measures in the Railway Operations (COVID19 Control Measures on the Operations by Rail) Directions, 2020 · Government Notice 494 of 2020 2020-05-04 2020-09-02
Small business development: Directions to provide guidance on implementation of the provision of essential goods and services · Government Notice R450 of 2020 2020-04-06
Temporary measures in respect of entry into or exit out of the Republic in order to prevent and combat the spread of the COVID-19 · Government Notice 416 of 2020 2020-03-26 2020-07-31
Water and Sanitation Emergency Procurement COVID-19 Disaster Response Directions, 2020 · Government Notice 464 of 2020 2020-04-15
Hazardous Substances Act
Exemption Regarding the Sale of Electronically Controlled Ventilators · Government Notice R722 of 2020 2020-06-26
Higher Education Act
Extension dates for Post-School Education and Training (PSET) institutions during the COVID-19 lockdown · Government Notice R467 of 2020 2020-04-17
Immigration Act, 2002
Determination of Correctional Facilities as Temporary Places of Detention of Illegal Foreigners Pending Deportation, for the Duration of the Period of the National State of Disaster · Government Notice 512 of 2020 2020-05-07
Independent Communications Authority of South Africa Act
The ICT COVID-19 National Disaster Regulations · General Notice 238 of 2020 2020-04-06 2020-05-05
International Trade Administration Act, 2002
Export Control Regulations, 2012 · Government Notice R92 of 2012 2012-02-10 2020-06-11
Policy Directive on the Exportation of Ferrous and Non-ferrous Waste and Scrap Metal · Government Notice R746 of 2020 2020-07-03
Labour Relations Act, 1995
National Bargaining Council for the Clothing Manufacturing Industry: Extension to Non-parties of the COVID -19 Lockdown II Collective Agreement (2) · Government Notice R594 of 2020 2020-05-26
National Bargaining Council for the Electrical Industry of South Africa: extension to non-parties of the COVID-19 lockdown collective agreement · Government Notice R485 of 2020 2020-05-04
National Textile Bargaining Council: Extension to Non-parties of the COVID-19 Lockdown Collective Agreement · Government Notice R452 of 2020 2020-04-07
National Textile Bargaining Council: extension to non-parties of the COVID-19 lockdown collective amending agreement · Government Notice R488 of 2020 2020-05-04
South African Road Passenger Bargaining Council: extension to non-parties of the COVID-19 temporary relief scheme benefits collective agreement · Government Notice R466 of 2020 2020-04-17
Local Government: Municipal Finance Management Act
Exemption from Act and regulations · Government Notice 429 of 2020 2020-03-30
Exemption of Municipalities and Municipal Entities from Regulations 4(3) and 29(2) of the Municipal Supply Chain Management Regulations, 2005 · Government Notice 503 of 2020 2020-05-05
Medicines and Related Substances Act, 1965
Exclusion of Certain Alcohol-based Hand-rubs from the Operation of Certain Provisions of the Act · Government Notice R721 of 2020 2020-06-26
Exclusion of Medicines, Medical Devices and In Vitro Diagnostics (IVDs) Donated to the State From the Operation of Certain Provisions of the Act · Government Notice R585 of 2020 2020-05-22
Exclusion of Schedule 2, Schedule 3 and Schedule 4 Substances from the Operation of Certain Provisions · Government Notice R481 of 2020 2020-04-30
Mine Health and Safety Act, 1996
Guideline for the Compilation of a Mandatory Code of Practice for the Mitigation and Management of COVID-19 Outbreak · General Notice 280 of 2020 2020-05-18
Nursing Act, 2005
Regulations regarding Fees and Fines Payable to the South African Nursing Council: Amendment · Board Notice 52 of 2020 2020-04-09
Public Finance Management Act, 1999
Exemption from Act and regulations · Government Notice 437 of 2020 2020-03-31 2020-06-11
Skills Development Act, 1998
Department of Higher Education and Training: Extension of the date for submission of the 2020/2021 financial year applications for mandatory grants · Government Notice 501 of 2020 2020-05-05
Special Investigating Units and Special Tribunals Act, 1996
Referral of Matters to Existing Special Investigating Unit: · Proclamation R23 of 2020 2020-07-23
Superior Courts Act, 2013
Directives issued by the Chief Justice regarding COVID-19 · General Notice 187 of 2020 2020-03-20
Office of the Chief Justice: Directives for the Management of Courts During the National State of Disaster Period · General Notice 254 of 2020 2020-05-06
Value Added Tax Act
Notice of Expiration of VAT Certificate Issued in Terms of Schedule 1(8) of the Value Added Tax Act 89 of 1991 · General Notice 305 of 2020 2020-06-03

Repealed

Title Published Repealed
COVID-19 Occupational Health and Safety measures in workplaces COVID-19 (C19 OHS), 2020 · Government Notice 479 of 2020 2020-04-29 2020-06-04
Compensation for Occupationally-acquired COVID-19 · General Notice 193 of 2020 2020-03-23 2020-07-23
Department of Health: Directions to Address, Prevent and Combat the Spread of COVID-19 · Government Notice 457 of 2020 2020-04-08 2020-07-17
Department of Tourism: Directions to prevent and combat the spread of COVID-19 · General Notice 235 of 2020 2020-04-02 2020-06-29
Determination of Alert Levels and Hotspots · Government Notice 608-A of 2020 2020-05-28 2020-07-12
Determination of extension for the validity period of a learner's licence, driving licence card, licence disc, professional driving permit and registration of a motor vehicle Directions, 2020 · Government Notice 491 of 2020 2020-05-04 2020-05-20
Determination of extension of licensing and registration period · Government Notice 431-B of 2020 2020-03-30 2020-05-04
Directions Regarding the Re-opening of Schools and Measures to Address, Prevent and Combat the Spread of COVID-19 in the Department of Basic Education, All Provincial Education Departments, All Education District Offices and All Schools in the Republic of South Africa · General Notice 302 of 2020 2020-05-29 2020-06-23
Directions Regarding the Sale of Cars and Emergency Automobile Repairs During Alert Level 4 of the COVID-19 National State of Disaster · Government Notice R524 of 2020 2020-05-12 2020-06-11
Directions on the Once-off Movement of Persons and the Transportation of Goods for Purposes of Relocation · Government Notice 513 of 2020 2020-05-07 2020-05-14
Directions regarding call centres providing essential services · Government Notice R459 of 2020 2020-04-09 2020-06-11
Directions regarding correctional centres and remand detention facilities · Government Notice 460 of 2020 2020-04-09 2020-06-22
Directions to Permit Travel and Recommencement of Studies for Final Year Medical Students Registered at South African Public Universities During the Academic Year 2020 · Government Notice 533 of 2020 2020-05-13 2020-05-08
Directions to address, prevent and combat the spread of COVID-19 in all courts, court precincts and justice service points · Government Notice R418 of 2020 2020-03-26 2020-03-31
Directions to address, prevent and combat the spread of COVID-19 in all courts, court precincts and justice service points · Government Notice R440 of 2020 2020-03-31 2020-05-04
Disaster Management Act: Regulations relating to COVID-19 · Government Notice 318 of 2020 2020-03-18 2020-04-29
International Air Services (COVID-19 Restrictions on the movement of air travel) Regulations, 2020 · General Notice 175 of 2020 2020-03-18 2020-03-26
Ministry of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries: Directions to address, prevent and combat the spread of COVID-19 · Government Notice R439 of 2020 2020-03-31 2020-06-05
National Bargaining Council for the Clothing Manufacturing Industry: Extension to Non-parties of the COVID-19 Lockdown II Collective Agreement · Government Notice R588 of 2020 2020-05-25 2020-05-26
National Bargaining Council for the clothing manufacturing industry: extension to non-parties of the COVID-19 lockdown collective agreement · Government Notice R403 of 2020 2020-03-26 2020-05-25
National Ports Act (COVID-19 Restrictions on the Movement of Persons and Crew) Directions, 2020 · General Notice 216 of 2020 2020-03-26 2020-05-04
National Ports Act (COVID-19 Restrictions on the movement of persons and crew) Regulations, 2020 · General Notice 173 of 2020 2020-03-18 2020-03-26
Office of the Chief Justice: Directives for the Management of Courts During the Lockdown Period · General Notice 246 of 2020 2020-04-21 2020-05-06
Preventative Measures in the Railway Operations (COVID-19 Control Measures on the Operations by Rail) Regulations, 2020 · Government Notice 414 of 2020 2020-03-26 2020-05-04
Public Transport Services Directions, 2020 · Government Notice 412 of 2020 2020-03-26 2020-05-04
Public Transport Services Directions, 2020 · Government Notice 493 of 2020 2020-05-04 2020-07-22