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Disaster Management Act: Regulations relating to COVID-19

as from 26 March 2020 onwards

This is the latest version of this Government Notice.
South Africa
Disaster Management Act, 2002

Disaster Management Act: Regulations relating to COVID-19

Government Notice 318 of 2020

  1. [Amended by Disaster Management Act: Regulations relating to COVID-19 (amendment) (Government Notice R398 of 2020) on 25 March 2020]
  2. [Amended by Disaster Management Act: Regulations relating to COVID-19 (amendment) (Government Notice R419 of 2020) on 26 March 2020]
I, Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, designated under section 3 of the Disaster Management Act, 2002 (Act No. 57 of 2002), having declared a national state of disaster, published in Government Gazette No. 43096 on 15 March 2020, hereby in terms of section 27(2) of the Disaster Management Act, 2002, after consultation with the relevant Cabinet members, made the Regulations in the Schedule.[heading substituted by section 2 of Government Notice R419 of 2020]

Chapter 1

[heading inserted by section 2 of Government Notice R398 of 2020]

1. Definitions

In these Regulations, unless the context otherwise indicates—"adequate space" means not more than one person per square meter of floor space;"clinical case" means a patient that presents with clinical signs and symptoms of COVID-19;[definition of "clinical case" inserted by section 3(a) of Government Notice R398 of 2020]"Constitution" means the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996;[definition of "Constitution" inserted by section 3(a) of Government Notice R398 of 2020]"COVID-19" means the Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCov) which is an infectious disease caused by a virus, which emerged during 2019 and was declared a global pandemic by the WHO during the year 2020 that has previously not been scientifically identified in humans;"Criminal Procedure Act" means the Criminal Procedure Act, 1977 (Act No. 51 of 1977);"enforcement officer" includes a member of the South African Police Service, the South African National Defence Force and a peace officer as defined in section 1 of the Criminal Procedure Act;"donor" means an individual, corporation or organisation that is a contributor of cash, kind and/or other assets;"gathering" means any assembly, concourse or procession in or on—(a)any public road, as defined in the National Road Traffic Act, 1996 (Act No. 93 of 1996); or(b)any other building, place or premises, including wholly or partly in the open air, and including, but not limited to, any premises or place used for any sporting, entertainment, funeral, recreational, religious, or cultural purposes;[definition of "gathering" substituted by section 3(b) of Government Notice R398 of 2020]"institutions of higher learning" means 'higher education college' and 'higher education institution' as defined in section 1 of the Higher Education Act, 1997 (Act No. 101 of 1997);[definition of "institutions of higher learning" inserted by section 3(c) of Government Notice R398 of 2020]"laboratory confirmed case" means a patient who has been diagnosed with COVID-19 through a Department of Health approved laboratory diagnostic method;[definition of "laboratory confirmed case" inserted by section 3(c) of Government Notice R398 of 2020]"isolation" means separating a sick individual with a contagious disease from healthy individuals without that contagious disease in such a manner as to prevent the spread of infection or contamination;"liquor" means—(a)any liquor product, as defined in section 1 of the Liquor Products Act, 1979 (Act No. 60 of 1989);(b)beer or traditional African beer; or(c)any other substance or drink declared to be liquor under the Liquor Act, 2003 (Act No. 59 of 2003), but does not include methylated spirits;"quarantine" means the restriction of activities or separation of a person, who was exposed, or potentially exposed, to COVID-19 and could be a possible source of the spread of the disease, from other non-exposed persons, in such a manner so as to prevent the possible spread of infection or contamination to healthy individuals;[definition of "quarantine" inserted by section 3(d) of Government Notice R398 of 2020]"national state of disaster" means the national state of disaster declared by Government Notice No. R. 313 of 15 March 2020;"partial care facility" means a facility offering partial care as defined in section 1 of the Children’s Act, 2005 (Act No. 38 of 2005);"quarantine" means separating asymptomatic individuals potentially exposed to a disease from non-exposed individuals in such a manner as to prevent the possible spread of infection or contamination;"school" means a school as defined in section 1 of the South African Schools Act, 1996 (Act No. 84 of 1996);[definition of "school" substituted by section 3(e) of Government Notice R398 of 2020]"the Act" means the Disaster Management Act, 2002 (Act No. 57 of 2002)."WHO" means the World Health Organisation.

1A. Application of Chapters 1 and 2

(1)Chapter 1 and any direction issued pursuant to the Regulations shall continue to be force and effect, save that if there are any inconsistencies between Chapter 1 and Chapter 2, Chapter 2 shall prevail to the extent of the inconsistency.
(2)Chapter 2 of these Regulations will apply as from 26 March 2020 at 24H00 until 16 April 2020 at 24H00, or on a date to be determined by the Cabinet member designated under section 3 of the Disaster Management Act.[regulation 1A inserted by section 4 of Government Notice R398 of 2020]

2. Release of resources

(1)The Department of Defence must, for the duration of the declared national state of disaster, within its available resources—(a)release and mobilise any available resources, including human resources, stores, equipment, ships, aircraft platforms, vehicles and facilities; and(b)ensure the delivery of essential services, as may be required, to prevent, limit, contain, combat and manage the spread of COVID-19.
(2)National organs of state must, within their available resources release their personnel for the rendering of emergency services, as contemplated in section 27(2)(b) of the Act.
(3)Institutions within national, provincial and local government must make resources, other than funding, available to implement these Regulations or directions issued in terms of section 27(2) of the Act regarding the national state of disaster.
(4)Institutions within national, provincial and local government must—(a)make funding available; and(b)as far as possible, without affecting service delivery in relation to the realisation of the rights contemplated in sections 26 to 29 of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996, shift funding,within its budget to implement these Regulations or directions issued in terms of section 27(2) of the Act, regarding the national state of disaster.
(5)The National Treasury and provincial treasuries must take the necessary steps in terms of applicable legislation to implement these Regulations or directions issued in terms of section 27(2) of the Act, in relation to the national state of disaster.
(6)Donor funding received to assist with the national state of disaster must be—(a)paid into the Reconstruction and Development Fund, established by the Reconstruction and Development Fund Act, 1994 (Act No. 7 of 1994); and(b)used strictly for purposes of implementing these Regulations and directions issued in terms of section 27(2) of the Act in relation to the national state of disaster.

3. Prevention and prohibition of gatherings

(1)In order to contain the spread of COVID-19, a gathering is prohibited.
(2)An enforcement officer must, where a gathering takes place—(a)order the persons at the gathering to disperse immediately; and(b)if they refuse to disperse, take appropriate action, which may, subject to the Criminal Procedure Act, include arrest and detention.
(3)The assembly of more than 50 persons at premises where liquor is sold and consumed is prohibited.

4. Refusal of medical examination, prophylaxis, treatment, isolation and quarantine

(1)No person who has been confirmed, as a clinical case or as a laboratory confirmed case as having contracted COVID-19, or who is suspected of having contracted COVID-19, or who has been in contact with a person who is a carrier of COVID-19, may refuse consent to—(a)submission of that person to a medical examination, including but not limited to the taking of any bodily sample by a person authorised in law to do so;(b)admission of that person to a health establishment or a quarantine or isolation site; or(c)submission of that person to mandatory prophylaxis, treatment, isolation or quarantine, or isolation in order to prevent transmission:Provided that if a person does not comply with the instruction or order of the enforcement officer, that person must be placed in isolation or quarantine for a period of 48 hours, as the case may be, pending a warrant being issued by a competent Court, on application by an enforcement officer for the medical examination contemplated in paragraph (a).[subregulation (1) substituted by section 5 of Government Notice R398 of 2020]
(2)A warrant contemplated in subregulation (1) may be issued by a magistrate, if it appears from information on oath or affirmation by an enforcement officer(a)that a person is confirmed as having been infected with COVID-19;(b)who is on reasonable grounds suspected of having contracted COVID-19, or who has been in contact with, or on reasonable grounds suspected to have been in contact with a person who is a carrier or infected with COVID–19.
(3)The warrant may impose restrictions on the powers of the enforcement officer as the magistrate may deem fit.
(4)A warrant issued in terms of this regulation remains in force until —(a)it is executed;(b)it is cancelled by the person who issued it or, if such person is not available, by any person with like authority;(c)the expiry of ninety days from the date of its issue; or(d)the purpose for the issuing of the warrant has lapsed, whichever occurs first.
(5)No person is entitled to compensation for any loss or damage arising out of any bona fide action or omission by an enforcement officer under this regulation.

5. Places of quarantine and isolation

(1)The Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure must identify and make available sites to be used as isolation and quarantine facilities as the need arises.
(2)A member of the provincial Executive Council responsible for public works must identify and make available sites to be used as isolation and quarantine facilities within each province as the need arises: Provided that if a person refuses to go to such a site of isolation or quarantined facility a magistrate in whose jurisdiction such a person is, an order as contemplated in Annexure A, must be made by that magistrate to force such a person to go to such site of isolation, quarantined facility, or medical examination.[subregulation (2) substituted by section 6 of Government Notice R398 of 2020]
(3)The accounting officers of municipalities must identify and make available sites to be used as isolation and quarantine facilities within their local areas, and provide the list to the Department of Health for resourcing.

6. Closure of schools and partial care facilities

Schools and partial care facilities must be closed by 18 March 2020 until 15 April 2020, which period may be extended for the duration of the national state of disaster by the cabinet member responsible.

7. Suspension of visits

All visits by members of the public to—(a)Correctional Centres;(b)Remand Detention Facilities;(c)Holding Cells;(d)Military Detention Facilities; and(e)Department of Social Development facilities, including Child and Youth Care Centres, shelters, One Stop Centres, and Treatment Centres,are suspended for a period of 30 days from the date of publication of this Notice, which period may be extended for any period, but not beyond the duration of the national state of disaster by the cabinet member responsible.

8. Limitation on the sale, dispensing or transportation of liquor

(1)All on-consumption premises selling liquor, including taverns, restaurants and clubs, must be closed with immediate effect, or must accommodate no more than 50 persons at any time: Provided that adequate space is available and that all directions in respect of hygienic conditions and limitation of exposure to persons with COVID-19, are adhered to.
(2)All premises selling liquor which provide accommodation must implement measures to stop the spread of COVID-19: Provided that adequate space is available and that all directions in respect of hygienic conditions and limitation of exposure to persons with COVID-19 are adhered to.
(3)No special or events liquor licenses may be considered for approval during the duration of the national state of disaster.
(4)All on-consumption premises selling liquor referred to in subregulation (1) must be closed —(i)between 18:00 and 09:00 the next morning on weekdays and Saturdays; and(ii)from 13:00 on Sundays and public holidays.
(5)All off-consumption premises selling liquor must be closed —(i)between 18:00 and 09:00 the next morning on weekdays and Saturdays; and(ii)from 13:00 on Sundays and public holidays.

9. Emergency procurement procedures

Emergency procurement for institutions is subject to —(a)the Public Finance Management Act, 1999 (Act No. 1 of 1999), and the applicable emergency provisions in the Regulations or Instructions made under section 76 of that Act; and(b)the Municipal Finance Management Act, 2003 (Act No. 56 of 2003), and the applicable emergency provisions in the Regulations made under that Act.

10. Authority to issue directions

(1)The Minister of Health may—(a)issue directions to address, prevent and combat the spread of COVID-19 in any area of the Republic of South Africa, which directions may include the—(i)recruitment and training of human resources from the Department of Health, and other entities responsible for the handling of COVID-19 mortal remains;(ii)deployment of human resources from the Department of Health to identified sites to render services;(iii)sourcing of human resources from the Expanded Public Works Programme retired health professionals and Non-Governmental Organisations to render services in identified sites;(iv)provision of health equipment, sanitation materials and medical supplies;(v)identification and establishment of mortuaries that will accommodate all COVID-19 mortal remains;(vi)disposal of COVID-19 mortal remains; and(b)vary the directions referred to in paragraph (a) as the circumstances require.
(2)The Minister of Justice and Correctional Services may—(a)issue directions to address, prevent and combat the spread of COVID-19 in all Correctional Centres and Remand Detention Facilities in the Republic of South Africa;(b)after consultation with the Chief Justice, where appropriate, issue directions to address, prevent and combat the spread of COVID-19 in all courts and court precincts in the Republic of South Africa; and(c)vary the directions referred to in paragraphs (a) and (b) as the circumstances require.
(3)The Ministers of Basic and Higher Education may —(a)issue directions to address, prevent and combat the spread of COVID-19 in all schools and institutions of higher learning; and(b)vary the directions referred to in (a) as the circumstances require.
(4)The Minister of Police may—(a)issue directions to address, prevent and combat the spread of COVID-19 in all police stations, police precincts, and holding cells; and(b)vary the directions referred to in paragraph (a) as the circumstances require.
(5)The Minister of Social Development may—(a)issue directions to address, prevent and combat the spread of COVID-19 in all Department of Social Development facilities; and(b)vary the directions referred to in paragraph (a) as the circumstances require.
(6)The Minister of Trade and Industry may —(a)issue directions to—(i)protect consumers from excessive, unfair, unreasonable or unjust pricing of goods and services during the national state of disaster; and(ii)maintain security and availability of the supply of goods and services during the national state of disaster;(b)issue directions to address, prevent and combat the spread of COVID-19; and(c)vary the directions referred to in paragraphs (a) and (b) as the circumstances require.
(7)The Minister of Transport may—(a)issue directions to address, prevent and combat the spread of COVID-19 in matters falling within his mandate; and(b)vary the directions referred to in paragraph (a) as the circumstances require.
(8)Any Minister may issue and vary directions, as required, within his or her mandate, to address, prevent and combat the spread of COVID-19, from time to time, as may be required, including—(a)disseminating information required for dealing with the national state of disaster;(b)implementing emergency procurement procedures;(c)taking any other steps that may be necessary to prevent an escalation of the national state of disaster, or to alleviate, contain and minimise the effects of the national state of disaster; or(d)taking steps to facilitate international assistance.

11. Offences and penalties

(1)For purposes of regulation 3, any person who—(a)convenes a gathering;(b)permits more than 50 persons at premises where liquor is sold and consumed; or(c)hinders, interferes with, or obstructs an enforcement officer in the exercise of his or her powers, or the performance of his or her duties in terms of these Regulations,is guilty of an offence and, on conviction, liable to a fine or to imprisonment for a period not exceeding six months or to both such fine and imprisonment.
(2)A person is guilty of an offence if that person fails to comply with or contravenes the provisions of regulations 6 and 8 of these Regulations.[subregulation (2) substituted by section 7 of Government Notice R398 of 2020]
(3)A person convicted of an offence mentioned in subregulation (2) liable on conviction to a fine or to imprisonment not exceeding six months or to both a fine and imprisonment.
(4)Any person who intentionally misrepresents that he, she or any other person is infected with COVID-19 is guilty of an offence and on conviction liable to a fine or to imprisonment for a period not exceeding six months or to both such fine and imprisonment.
(5)Any person who publishes any statement, through any medium, including social media, with the intention to deceive any other person about—(a)COVID-19;(b)COVID-19 infection status of any person; or(c)any measure taken by the Government to address COVID-19,commits an offence and is liable on conviction to a fine or imprisonment for a period not exceeding six months, or both such fine and imprisonment.
(6)Any person who intentionally exposes another person to COVID-19 may be prosecuted for an offence, including assault, attempted murder or murder.

Chapter 2

[Chapter 2 inserted by section 8 of Government Notice R398 of 2020]

11A. Definitions

For purposes of this Chapter, unless the context otherwise indicates -"essential goods" means the goods referred to in paragraph A of Annexure B, as may be amended from time to time by the Cabinet member designated under section 3 of the Disaster Management Act;"essential services" means the services as defined in section 213 of the Labour Relations Act, 1995 (Act No. 66 of 1995), and designated in terms of section 71(8) of the Labour Relations Act, 1995 (and which designation remains valid as at the date of publication of this regulation), and as listed in paragraph B of Annexure B, as may be amended from time to time;"head of an institution" means the accounting officer of a public institution and the chief executive officer or the equivalent of a chief executive officer of a private institution;"institution" means any public or private institution that is engaged in the supply or distribution of an essential good or service;"lockdown" means the restriction of movement of persons during the period for which this regulation is in force and effect namely from 23H59 on Thursday, 26 March 2020, until 23H59 on Thursday 16 April 2020, and during which time the movement of persons is restricted; and"movement" means entering or leaving a place of residence or, in the case of people not ordinarily resident in the Republic, their place of temporary residence while in the Republic.

11B. Restriction on the movement of persons and goods

(1)(a)For the period of lockdown-(i)every person is confined to his or her place of residence, unless strictly for the purpose of performing an essential service, obtaining an essential good or service, collecting a social grant, or seeking emergency, life-saving, or chronic medical attention;(ii)every gathering, as defined in regulation 1 is hereby prohibited, except for funeral as provided for in subregulation (8);(iii)movement between provinces is prohibited; and(iv)movement between the metropolitan and district areas, is prohibited.(b)During the lockdown, all businesses and other entities shall cease operations, except for any business or entity involved in the manufacturing, supply, or provision of an essential good or service, save where operations are provided from outside of the Republic or can be provided remotely by a person from their normal place of residence.[paragraph (b) substituted by section 3(a) of Government Notice R419 of 2020](c)Retail shops and shopping malls must be closed, except where essential goods are sold and on condition that the person in control of the said store must put in place controls to ensure that customers keep a distance of at least one square meter from each other, and that all directions in respect of hygienic conditions and the exposure of persons to COVID-19 are adhered to.(c)Retail stores selling essential goods is prohibited from selling any other goods.(d)The Cabinet member designated under section 3 of the Act may amend the list contemplated in paragraph (c) as required from time to time.(e)Any place not involved in the provision of an essential good or service must remain closed to all persons for the duration of the lockdown.
(2)The head of an institution must determine essential services to be performed by his or her institution, and must determine the essential staff who will perform those services: Provided that the head of an institution may delegate this function, as may be required in line with the complexity and size of the business operation.
(3)Persons performing essential services as determined in subregulation (2), must be duly designated in writing by the head of an institution, on a form that corresponds substantially with Form 1 in Annexure C.
(4)All places or premises provided for in Annexure D must be closed to the public except to those persons rendering security and maintenance services at those places or premises.
(4A)(a)All workplaces or premises must have care and maintenance that is essential to the prevention of the destruction or significant impairment of working areas, plant, machinery or inventory, or to permit orderly shutdown arrangements, on such conditions as may be issued by means of directions by the Cabinet members responsible for trade, industry and for employment and labour.(b)Services in relation to international markets and which provide or maintain essential services as it relates to health, social support, government and financial services, which the Cabinet members responsible for health and trade and industry are satisfied are crucial to such services, may be provided for in directions issued by the said Cabinet members.[subregulation (4A) inserted by section 3(b) of Government Notice R419 of 2020]
(5)All persons performing essential services, obtaining essential goods or seeking medical attention, may be subjected to screening for COVID-19 by an enforcement officer.
(6)(a)All borders of the Republic are closed during the period of lockdown, except for transportation of fuel, and essential goods.(b)The Cabinet member responsible for home affairs, or a person designated by him or her, may allow a person who requires to enter the Republic for emergency medical attention for a life-threatening condition.(c)All foreign tourists who arrived in the Republic prior to, or after, the lockdown, and who remain in the Republic, must remain in their place of temporary residence in the Republic for the duration of the lockdown or 14 days, as the case may be, and may be subject to screening for COVID-19 and be quarantined or isolated as required.
(7)The Minister may issue directions to provide further conditions that will apply to activities referred to in subregulation (1), or other activities, and may vary the directions as the circumstances require.
(8)Attendance at a funeral is limited to 50 people and will for purposes of these Regulations not be regarded as a prohibited gathering: Provided that no night vigil shall be held and that all safety measures are strictly adhered to.

11C. Prohibition of public transport

(1)All commuter transport services including passenger rail services, bus services, taxi services, e-hailing services, maritime and air passenger transport are prohibited, except bus services, taxi services, e-hailing services and private motor vehicles for purposes of rendering essential services, obtaining essential goods, seeking medical attention, funeral services and to receive payment of grants: Provided that—(a)bus services, taxi services and e-hailing services shall not carry more than 50% of the licensed capacity; and(b)private vehicles shall not carry more than 60% of the licensed capacity, and that all directions in respect of hygienic conditions and the limitation of exposure of persons to COVID-19, are adhered to.[subregulation (1) substituted by section 3 [sic] of Government Notice R419 of 2020]
(2)Where a person rendering essential services is unable to travel to and from his or her place of employment, the employer must make the necessary transport arrangements: Provided that no more than 50% of the licensed capacity of the vehicle or vessel is exceeded and all directions in respect of hygienic conditions and the limitation of exposure to persons with COVID-19, are adhered to.
(3)The Cabinet member responsible for transport must issue directions for the transportation of persons who must obtain essential goods or services and where such person has no other means of transport except public transport as contemplated in subregulation (1), provided that no more than 50% of the licensed capacity of the vehicle or vessel is exceeded and all directions in respect of hygienic conditions and the limitation of exposure to persons with COVID-19, are adhered to.

11D. Resources by the State during lockdown

(1)For the period of the declaration of a lockdown, a person refusing to be evacuated from any place subject to lockdown, may be evacuated by an enforcement officer to a temporary shelter, if such action is necessary for the preservation of life.
(2)The State shall identify -(a)temporary shelters that meet the necessary hygiene standards for homeless people; and(b)temporary sites for quarantine and self -isolation that meet the necessary hygiene standards for people who cannot isolate or quarantine in their homes.
(3)The provision of the State's resources listed herein shall be for the duration of the lockdown, and the use thereof will be subject to conditions determined by the Cabinet member responsible for such resources.

11E. …

[regulation 11E deleted by section 4 of Government Notice R419 of 2020]

11F. Powers and indemnity

These Regulations do not limit any powers or indemnities of security services provided for in any law

11G. Offences and penalties

For purposes of this Chapter any person who contravenes regulation 11B(1) and (4), shall be guilty of an offence and, on conviction, liable to a fine or to imprisonment for a period not exceeding six months or to both such fine and imprisonment.[Chapter 2 inserted by section 8 of Government Notice R398 of 2020]

12. Commencement

These Regulations come into operation on the date of publication.

Annexure A (Regulation 5(2))

Order for a person to go to a site of isolation, quarantined facility, or for a person to go for medical examination

IN THE MAGISTRATES COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF ................. HELD AT ................ ON THIS ................. DAY OF ................. 2020.BEFORE ME ................. MAGISTRATE FOR THE AFOREMENTIONED DISTRICT IN CHAMBERSWHEREAS it appears that ................. (name of person)Being a person: who has been clinically, or by a laboratory, confirmed as having COVID-19 who is suspected of having contracted COVID-19 who has been in contact with a person who is a carrier of COVID-19and who has refused consent for the— submission to a medical examination, including but not limited to the taking of any bodily sample by a person authorised in law to do so admission to a site to be used as isolation or a quarantine facility submission to mandatory prophylaxis, treatment, isolation or quarantine or isolation in order to prevent transmission.I hereby issue a order for the submission of the said person to a medical examination, including but not limited to the taking of any bodily sample by a person authorised in law to do so..............................MAGISTRATEDATE................................NOTE: This order remains in force until one of the following occurs:(a)it is executed;(b)it is cancelled by the person who issued it or, if such person is not available, by any person with like authority;(c)the expiry of ninety days from the date of its issue; or(d)the purpose for the issuing of the order has lapsed.[Annexure A added by section 9 of Government Notice R398 of 2020][ "warrant" substituted with "order" by section 5 of Government Notice R419 of 2020]

Annexure B (Regulation 11A)

Categorisation of essential goods and services during lockdown

A – Goods

1.Food(i)Any food product, including non -alcoholic beverages;(ii)Animal food; and(iii)Chemicals, packaging and ancillary products used in the production of any food product.2.Cleaning and Hygiene Products(i)Toilet Paper, sanitary pads, sanitary tampons, condoms;(ii)Hand sanitiser, disinfectants, soap, alcohol for industrial use, household cleaning products, and personal protective equipment; and(iii)Chemicals, packaging and ancillary products used in the production of any of the above.(iv)Products for the care of babies and toddlers.[subparagraph (iv) inserted by section 6(a) of Government Notice R419 of 2020](v)Personal toiletries, including haircare, body and face washes, roll-ons, deodorants, toothpaste.[subparagraph (v) inserted by section 6(a) of Government Notice R419 of 2020]3.Medical:(i)Medical and Hospital Supplies, equipment and personal protective equipment; and(ii)Chemicals, packaging and ancillary products used in the production of any of the above.4.Fuel, including coal and gas5.Basic goods, including airtime and electricity.

B – Services

Categories of essential services shall be confined to the following services:
1.Medical, Health (including Mental Health), Laboratory and Medical services and the National Institute for Communicable Diseases;[paragraph 1 substituted by section 6(b) of Government Notice R419 of 2020]2.Disaster Management, Fire Prevention, Fire Fighting and Emergency services;3.Financial services necessary to maintain the functioning of the banking and payments environment, including the JSE and similar exchanges, as well as insurance services and medical scheme administration;[paragraph 3 substituted by section 6(c) of Government Notice R419 of 2020]4.Production and sale of the goods listed in category A, above;5.Grocery stores, including spaza shops;6.Electricity (including vital demand management services), water, gas and fuel production, supply and maintenance;[paragraph 6 substituted by section 6(d) of Government Notice R419 of 2020]7.Critical jobs for essential government services as determined by Head of National or Provincial Departments in accordance with the guidance by the DPSA, including Social Grant Payments;8.Birth and death certificates, and replacement identification documents;9.Essential municipal services;10.Care services and social relief of distress provided to older persons, mentally ill, persons with disabilities, the sick, and children;11.Funeral services, including mortuaries;12.Wildlife Management, Anti -poaching, Animal Care and Veterinary services;13.Newspaper, broadcasting and telecommunication infrastructure and services;14.Production and sale of any chemicals, hygiene products, pharmaceuticals for the medical or retail sector;15.Cleaning, sanitation, sewerage, waste and refuse removal services;16.Services related to the essential functioning of courts, judicial officers, the Master of the High Court, Sheriffs and legal practitioners required for those services;17.Essential SARS services defined by the Commissioner of SARS;18.Police, peace officers, traffic officers, military medical personnel and soldiers, correctional services officials and traffic management services;19.Postal services and courier services related to transport of medical products;20.Private security services;21.Air -traffic Navigation, Civil Aviation Authority, Cargo Shipping and dockyard services;22.Gold, gold refinery, coal and essential mining;23.Accommodation used for persons rendering essential services, quarantine, isolation and the lockdown;24.Production, manufacturing, supply, logistics, transport, delivery, critical maintenance and repair in relation to the rendering of essential services including components and equipment;25.Transport services for persons rendering essential services and goods, and transportation of patients;26.Services rendered by the Executive, members of Parliament, Members of the Provincial Legislature, Members of Local Councils, the Judiciary, traditional leaders and National Office Bearers. of Political Parties represented in Parliament;27.Commissioners of the South African Human Rights Commission, Gender Commission, and the Commission for the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Cultural, Religious and Linguistic Communities, and the Public Protector and Deputy Public Protector; and28.Transport and logistics in respect of essential goods as set out in A above to neighboring countries.29.Tow trucks and vehicle recovery services;[paragraph 29 added by section 6(e) of Government Notice R419 of 2020]30.Call centres necessary to provide health, safety, social support, government and financial services;[paragraph 30 added by section 6(e) of Government Notice R419 of 2020]31.Harvesting and storage activities essential to prevent the wastage of primary agricultural goods;[paragraph 31 added by section 6(e) of Government Notice R419 of 2020]32.Implementation of payroll systems to the extent that such arrangement has not been made for the lockdown, to ensure timeous payments to workers; and[paragraph 32 added by section 6(e) of Government Notice R419 of 2020]33.Critical maintenance services which cannot be delayed for more than 21 days and are essential to resume operations after the lockdown.[paragraph 33 added by section 6(e) of Government Notice R419 of 2020][Annexure B added by section 9 of Government Notice R398 of 2020]

Annexure C (Regulation 11B(3))

Form 1 – Permit to perform essential service

• Please note that the person to whom the permit is issued must at all times a form of identification to be presented together with this permit if no identification is presented the person to whom the permit is issued will have to return to his or her place of residence during the lockdownI,
Surname  
Full names  
Identity number  
Contact details Cell nr. Tel Nr(W) Tel Nr(H) e-mail address
       
Physical Address of Institution  
Hereby certify that:
Surname  
Full names  
Identity number  
Signed at ......................, on this the ...................... day of ...................... 2020.................................................Signature of Head of InstitutionOfficial stamp of institution[Annexure C added by section 9 of Government Notice R398 of 2020]

Annexure D (Regulation 11B(4))

Places and premises closed to the public

The following places and premises are closed to the public:(a)Any place or premises normally open to the public where religious, cultural, sporting, entertainment, recreational, exhibitional, organisational or similar activities may take place;(b)any place or premises normally open to the public where goods other than essential goods are procured, acquired, disposed of or sold;(c)any place or premises normally open to the public such as-(i)public parks, beaches and swimming pools;(ii)flea markets;(iii)open air food markets;(iiiA)restaurants;[subparagraph (iiiA) inserted by section 7 of Government Notice R419 of 2020](iv)fêtes and bazaars;(v)night clubs;(vi)casinos;(vii)hotels, lodges and guest houses, except to the extent that they are required for remaining tourists confined to hotels, lodges and guest houses;(viii)private and public game reserves except to the extent that they are required for remaining tourists confined to private and public game reserves;(ix)holiday resorts except to the extent that they are required for remaining tourists confined to such holiday resort;(x)on-consumption premises, including taverns, shebeens, shisanyama where liquor is sold;(xi)off-consumption premises, including bottle stores, where liquor is sold;(xii)off-consumption areas in supermarkets where liquor is sold;(xiii)theatres and cinemas;(xiv)shopping malls and centres (excluding grocery stores and pharmacies); and(xv)taxi ranks, bus depots, train stations and airports; and(d)any other place or premises determined by the Cabinet member responsible for cooperative governance and traditional affairs by direction in the Gazette.[Annexure D added by section 9 of Government Notice R398 of 2020]

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