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Disaster Management Act: Regulations relating to COVID-19

Government Notice R480 of 2020

as from 29 June 2021 to 10 July 2021

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South Africa
Disaster Management Act, 2002

Disaster Management Act: Regulations relating to COVID-19

Government Notice R480 of 2020

  • Published in Government Gazette no. 43258 on 29 April 2020
  • Assented to on 29 April 2020
  • Commenced on 29 April 2020
  • [Up to date as at 11 October 2021]
  1. [Amended by Disaster Management Act: Regulations relating to COVID-19: Amendment (Government Notice 608-B of 2020) on 1 June 2020]
  2. [Amended by Disaster Management Act: Regulations relating to COVID-19: Amendment (Government Notice 714 of 2020) on 25 June 2020]
  3. [Amended by Disaster Management Act: Regulations relating to COVID-19: Amendment (Government Notice 763 of 2020) on 12 July 2020]
  4. [Amended by Disaster Management Act: Regulations relating to COVID-19: Amendment (Government Notice 846 of 2020) on 31 July 2020]
  5. [Amended by Disaster Management Act: Regulations relating to COVID-19: Amendment (Government Notice 891-B of 2020) on 18 August 2020]
  6. [Amended by Disaster Management Act: Regulations relating to COVID-19: Amendment (Government Notice 999 of 2020) on 21 September 2020]
  7. [Amended by Disaster Management Act: Regulations relating to COVID-19: Amendment (Government Notice 1011 of 2020) on 21 September 2020]
  8. [Amended by Disaster Management Act: Regulations relating to COVID-19: Amendment (Government Notice 1053 of 2020) on 1 October 2020]
  9. [Amended by Disaster Management Act: Regulations relating to COVID-19: Amendment (Government Notice 1104 of 2020) on 22 October 2020]
  10. [Amended by Disaster Management Act: Regulations relating to COVID-19: Amendment (Government Notice 1199 of 2020) on 12 November 2020]
  11. [Amended by Disaster Management Act: Regulations relating to COVID-19: Amendment (Government Notice 1290 of 2020) on 4 December 2020]
  12. [Amended by Disaster Management Act: Regulations relating to COVID-19: Amendment (Government Notice 1346 of 2020) on 15 December 2020]
  13. [Amended by Disaster Management Act: Regulations relating to COVID-19: Amendment (Government Notice 1370 of 2020) on 17 December 2020]
  14. [Amended by Disaster Management Act: Regulations relating to COVID-19: Amendment (Government Notice 1421 of 2020) on 24 December 2020]
  15. [Amended by Disaster Management Act: Regulations relating to COVID-19: Amendment (Government Notice R1423 of 2020) on 29 December 2020]
  16. [Amended by Disaster Management Act: Regulations relating to COVID-19: Amendment (Government Notice R1435 of 2020) on 29 December 2020]
  17. [Amended by Disaster Management Act: Regulations relating to COVID-19: Amendment (Government Notice R11 of 2021) on 11 January 2021]
  18. [Amended by Disaster Management Act: Regulations relating to COVID-19: Amendment (Government Notice R69 of 2021) on 1 February 2021]
  19. [Amended by Disaster Management Act: Regulations relating to COVID-19: Amendment (Government Notice R92 of 2021) on 13 February 2021]
  20. [Amended by Disaster Management Act: Regulations relating to COVID-19: Amendment (Government Notice R93 of 2021) on 13 February 2021]
  21. [Amended by Disaster Management Act: Regulations relating to COVID-19: Amendment (Government Notice R152 of 2021) on 28 February 2021]
  22. [Amended by Disaster Management Act: Regulations relating to COVID-19: Amendment (Government Notice R284 of 2021) on 30 March 2021]
  23. [Amended by Disaster Management Act: Regulations relating to COVID-19: Amendment (Government Notice R284 of 2021) on 2 April 2021]
  24. [Amended by Disaster Management Act: Regulations relating to COVID-19: Amendment (Government Notice 376 of 2021) on 22 April 2021]
  25. [Amended by Disaster Management Act: Regulations relating to COVID-19: Amendment (Government Notice R477 of 2021) on 30 May 2021]
  26. [Amended by Disaster Management Act: Regulations relating to COVID-19: Amendment (Government Notice R530 of 2021) on 16 June 2021]
  27. [Amended by Disaster Management Act: Regulations relating to COVID-19: Amendment (Government Notice R532 of 2021) on 17 June 2021]
  28. [Amended by Disaster Management Act: Regulations relating to COVID-19: Amendment (Government Notice R564 of 2021) on 28 June 2021]
  29. [Amended by Disaster Management Act: Regulations relating to COVID-19: Amendment (Government Notice R567 of 2021) on 29 June 2021]
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, make the Regulations in the Schedule.Dr Nkosana Dlamini Zuma, MPMinister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

Chapter 1
Definitions and application

1. Definitions

In these Regulations, unless the context otherwise indicates—"adequate space" means not more than one person per one and a half metres of floor space;"Alert Level" means the determination made under subregulation 3(2);"beach" means the sandy, pebbly or rocky shore -(a)between the high-water mark and low-water mark adjacent to-(i)the sea, or(ii)an estuary mouth extending 1000 meters inland from the mouth; and(b)within 100 metres of the high -water mark, excluding private property, including the sea and estuary themselves adjacent to the beach.[definition of "beach" inserted by section 3(a) of Government Notice R11 of 2021]"clinical case" means a patient that presents with clinical signs and symptoms of COVID-19;"Constitution" means the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996;"COVID-19" means the Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCov2) which is an infectious disease caused by a virus that has previously not been scientifically identified in humans, which emerged during and was declared a global pandemic by the WHO in 2020;"Criminal Procedure Act" means the Criminal Procedure Act, 1977 (Act No. 51 of 1977);"directions" means the directions contemplated in section 27(2) of the Act, issued by a Cabinet member relating to his or her line functions, after consultation with the Cabinet members responsible for cooperative governance and traditional affairs and justice and correctional services;"donor" means an individual, corporation or organisation that is a contributor of cash, kind and/or other assets;"enforcement officer" includes a member of the South African Police Service, the South African National Defence Force, metro police, traffic officers, immigration inspectors; and a peace officer as defined in section 1 of the Criminal Procedure Act;"essential goods for import" means the goods listed in Annexure B;"essential services" means the services listed in Annexure D;"estuary" means an estuary as defined in section 1 of the National Environmental Management: Integrated Coastal Management Act, 2008 (Act No. 24 of 2008);[definition of "estuary" inserted by section 3(b) of Government Notice R11 of 2021]"face mask" means a cloth face mask or a homemade item that covers the nose and mouth, or another appropriate item to cover the nose and mouth;[definition of "face mask" inserted by section 4 of Government Notice 891-B of 2020]"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; but excludes a workplace and a place of residence for those persons ordinarily residing at the residence;"health protocols" means the COVID-19 health protocols determined by the Director General of Health;"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;"hotspot" means a geographical area or cluster of geographical areas;[definition of "hotspot" inserted by section 3 of Government Notice 608-B of 2020]"institution" means any public or private institution, including a sole practitioner and any other business owned and operated by a single person, that is engaged in the supply or distribution of a good or service as set out in the Table 1, or which regulates such supply or distribution, including professional regulatory bodies designated in directions made in terms of regulation 4 of the Regulations;"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);"isolation" means separating a sick individual with a contagious disease from healthy individuals that are not infected with such disease in a manner that aims to prevent the spreading of infection or contamination;"laboratory confirmed case" means a patient who has been diagnosed with COVID-19 by means of a laboratory diagnostic method approved by the Department of Health;"liquor" means—(a)any liquor product, as defined in section 1 of the Liquor Products Act, 1989 (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;"lockdown" means the period between 23H59 on 26 March 2020, until 23H59 on 30 April 2020;"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;"national state of disaster" means the national state of disaster declared by Government Notice No. R. 313 of 15 March 2020;"permitted goods" means Part E in the Table 1;"permitted goods for export" means the goods listed in Annexure C;"permitted services" means the services permitted in Table 1;"quarantine" means the restriction of activities or separation of a person, who was or may potentially have been exposed, to COVID-19 and who could potentially spread the disease to other non-exposed persons, to prevent the possible spread of infection or contamination to healthy individuals;"school" means a school as defined in section 1 of the South African Schools Act, 1984 (Act No. 84 of 1996);"the Act" means the Disaster Management Act, 2002 (Act No. 57 of 2002); and"WHO" means the World Health Organisation.

2. Repeal and transitional provisions

(1)The regulations published by Government Notice No. 318 of 18 March 2020, as amended by Government Notice Nos. R. 398 of 25 March 2020, R. 419 of 26 March 2020, R. 446 of 2 April 2020, R. 465 of 16 April 2020 and R. 471 of 20 April 2020, are hereby repealed.
(2)Despite the repeal of the regulations referred to in subregulation (1), any regulation, for purposes of the disposal of any investigation, prosecution or any criminal or legal proceedings or the appointment made in regulation 8(13), remains in force as if such regulation had not been repealed.
(3)Despite the repeal of the regulations referred to in subregulation (1), all directions issued in terms of those Regulations shall continue to apply unless, varied, amended or withdrawn by the Cabinet member responsible for such directions.

3. Determination of Alert Level

(1)The Cabinet member responsible for cooperative governance and traditional affairs must upon the recommendation of the Cabinet member responsible for health and in consultation with Cabinet, determine by notice in the Gazette, which of the following Alert Levels apply at a national, provincial, metropolitan or district level or in a hotspot:(a)'Alert Level 1';(b)'Alert Level 2';(c)'Alert Level 3';(d)'Alert Level 4'; and(e)'Alert Level 5'.
(2)The Alert Level determined to apply at a national level applies to all provinces, metropolitan areas and districts, unless a different alert level is otherwise determined.
(3)Movement of persons may be restricted in and out of a hotspot.
(4)The Cabinet member responsible for health must after consultation with the member of the Executive Council responsible for health of the relevant province identify a hotspot by taking into account—(a)the number of active cases per 100,000 population;(b)the rate of increase of active cases;(c)the availability of hospital beds and related resources; and(d)any other factor relevant for the purposes of containment of COVID-19.
(5)The Cabinet member responsible for cooperative governance and traditional affairs may upon the recommendation of the Cabinet member responsible for health, determine by notice in the Gazette a hotspot as identified, and the additional restrictions that may apply.
(6)The Cabinet member for health shall oversee the implementation of a plan developed in consultation with the member of the Executive Council responsible for health in the relevant province to contain the spread of infection in a hotspot which shall include, but not be restricted to health measures such as intensive surveillance and intervention measures, increased deployment of personnel, increased testing, management of quarantine and isolation sites and increased resources for health services.[regulation 3 substituted by section 4 of Government Notice 608-B of 2020]

Chapter 2
General provisions applicable during national state of disaster

4. Authority to issue directions

(1)The Cabinet member responsible for 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 Cabinet member responsible for 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)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;(c)issue directions for voluntary alternative dispute resolution mechanisms, pursuant to regulation 13, to resolve COVID-19 disputes and related matters; and(d)vary the directions referred to in paragraphs (a) to (c) as the circumstances require.
(3)The Cabinet members responsible for 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 Cabinet member responsible for 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 Cabinet member responsible for 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 Cabinet member responsible for trade, industry and competition 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 Cabinet member responsible for transport may—(a)issue directions to address, prevent and combat the spread of COVID-19 in matters falling within his or her mandate; and(b)vary the directions referred to in paragraph (a) as the circumstances require.
(8)The Cabinet member responsible for home affairs may issue directions to allow a person to enter or exit the Republic for emergency medical attention for a life-threatening condition, or for a South African, or foreign national to be repatriated to their country of nationality or permanent residence.
(9)The Cabinet member responsible for small business may—(a)issue directions to address, prevent and combat the spread of COVID-19 in matters falling within his or her mandate; and(b)vary the directions referred to in paragraph (a) as the circumstances require.
(10)Any Cabinet member may issue and vary directions, as required, within his or her mandate, to address, prevent and combat the spread of COVID-19, and its impact on matters relevant to their portfolio, 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)All directions issued in terms of these Regulations shall continue to apply unless, varied, amended or withdrawn by the Cabinet member responsible for such directions.
(12)Directions with regard to health and social services and trade, industry and competition may be issued to designate services which are necessary to provide or maintain essential health and social services and international trade or industrial activities.
(13)Directions may be issued and varied, as required, to address, prevent and combat the spread of COVID-19, from time to time, 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.
(14)All directions issued in terms of these Regulations shall continue to apply unless, varied, amended or withdrawn by the Cabinet member responsible for such directions.

5. General measures to contain the spread of COVID-19

(1)The wearing of-(a)a cloth face mask;(b)a homemade item; or(c)another appropriate item,that covers the nose and mouth, is mandatory for every person when in a public place.[subregulation (1) substituted by section 3(a) of Government Notice 763 of 2020]
(2)No person will be allowed to-(a)use, operate, perform any service on any form of public transport;(b)enter or be in a building, place or premises, including government buildings, places or premises, used by the public to obtain goods or services; or(c)be in any public open space,if he or she is not wearing a cloth face mask, homemade item, or another appropriate item that covers the nose and mouth.[subregulation (2) substituted by section 3(b) of Government Notice 763 of 2020]
(2A)The prohibition in subregulation (2)(c) shall not apply to a person who undertakes vigorous exercise in a public place, provided that the person maintains a distance of at least three metres from any other person, and subject to directions on what is considered to be vigorous, issued by the Cabinet member responsible for health.[subregulation (2A) inserted by section 3(c) of Government Notice 763 of 2020]
(3)(a)An employer must provide every employee with a cloth face mask, homemade item, or another appropriate item that covers the nose and mouth, when in the workplace.(b)An employer may not allow any employee to perform any duties or enter the employment premises if the employee is not wearing a cloth face mask, homemade item, or another appropriate item that covers the nose and mouth while performing his or her duties.(c)The principal of a school, or owner or manager of an early childhood development centre must take all reasonable steps to ensure the relevant authority supplies the school or early childhood development centre with sufficient cloth face masks, homemade items, or other appropriate items that covers the nose and mouth to provide to a learner of that school or early childhood development centre who does not have a cloth face mask, homemade item, or another appropriate item that covers the nose and mouth.(d)Directions on the use of a cloth face mask, homemade item, or another appropriate item that covers the nose and mouth, in early childhood development centres, shall be issued by the Cabinet member responsible for social development after consultation with the Cabinet members responsible for cooperative governance and traditional affairs and health.(e)Should a learner arrive at school or early childhood development centre without a cloth face mask, homemade item, or another appropriate item that covers the nose and mouth-(i)the learner may be provided with an appropriate item that covers the nose and mouth, if possible; or(ii)if the school or early childhood development centre cannot provide such learner with an appropriate item that covers the nose and mouth, such learner must be isolated and his or her parent, guardian or care-giver must be contacted to, without delay-(aa)bring, for the learner, a cloth face mask, homemade item, or another appropriate item that covers the nose and mouth to the school or early childhood development centre; or(bb)arrange for safe transport for the learner back home.[subregulation (3) substituted by section 3(d) of Government Notice 763 of 2020]
(4)Every business premises, including, but not limited to, a supermarket, shop, grocery store, retail store, wholesale produce market or pharmacy shall-(a)determine their area of floor space in square metres;(b)based on the information contemplated in paragraph (a), determine the number of customers and employees that may be inside the premises at any time with adequate space available;(c)take steps to ensure that persons queuing inside or outside the premises are able to maintain a distance of one and a half metres from each other;(d)provide hand sanitisers for use by the public and employees at the entrance to the premises; and(e)assign, in writing, an employee or any other suitable person, as the compliance employee, who must ensure—(i)compliance with the measures provided for in paragraphs (a) to (d); and(ii)that all directions in respect of hygienic conditions and limitation of exposure to persons with COVID-19 are adhered to.
(5)All employers must, adopt measures to promote physical distancing of employees, including—(a)enabling employees to work from home or minimising the need for employees to be physically present at the workplace;(b)the provision for adequate space;(c)restrictions on face to face meetings;(d)special measures for employees with known or disclosed health issues or comorbidities, or with any condition which may place such employees at a higher risk of complications or death if they are infected with COVID-19;(e)special measures for employees above the age of 60 who are at a higher risk of complications or death if they are infected with COVID-19.
(6)The requirements as set out in subregulation (4) applies with the necessary changes, to any other building that is not provided for by subregulation (4).
(7)All courier and delivery services shall provide for minimized personal contact during delivery.

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

(1)No person who has been confirmed as a clinical or 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 to—(a)submit to a medical examination, including, but not limited to, the taking of any bodily sample which is authorised in law;(b)be admitted to a health establishment or a quarantine or isolation site; or(c)submit to mandatory prophylaxis, treatment, isolation or quarantine, 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 quarantine for a period not exceeding 48 hours, pending a warrant being issued by a competent Court, on application by an enforcement officer for the medical examination contemplated in paragraph (a).
(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 who is on reasonable grounds suspected as having been in contact with a person who is a carrier of, 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 other magistrate;(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.

7. Isolation or quarantine of persons

(1)Any person who is a clinical case, or who is on reasonable grounds suspected to be infected or contaminated with COVID-19, or who has been in contact with a person who is infected or contaminated with COVID-19, must comply with—(a)an oral instruction of, or a written direction, issued by a medical practitioner, a person authorised by the medical practitioner, a nurse or an enforcement officer to subject himself or herself to screening to determine his or her COVID-19 status; or(b)a written direction, issued by a medical practitioner, a person authorised by the medical practitioner, a nurse or an enforcement officer to—(i)voluntarily travel to or be taken to a health establishment or any other place for purposes of isolation or quarantine; or(ii)quarantine himself or herself in accordance with the instructions of such medical practitioner or person authorised by him or her, or a nurse,pending the determination of his or her COVID-19 status, as a precautionary measure to contain the transmission of COVID-19.
(2)If a person refuses to quarantine himself or herself, or travel to a site of isolation or quarantined facility as directed, a magistrate in whose jurisdiction such a person is, must make an order as contemplated in Form 1 of Annexure A, to compel such a person to quarantine himself or herself, travel to such site of isolation, quarantined facility, or medical screening.
(3)The—(a)Cabinet member responsible for public works and infrastructure;(b)member of the provincial Executive Council responsible for public works; or(c)accounting officers of municipalities,must identify and make available sites to be used as isolation and quarantine facilities as the need arises and provide a list thereof to the Department of Health for resourcing.

8. COVID-19 Database

[heading substituted by section 2(a) of Government Notice 714 of 2020]
(1)In this regulation—(a)"COVID-19 Database" means the database established by the National Department of Health in terms of subregulation (2); and(b)"COVID-19 Designated Judge" means a judge designated in terms of subregulation (13).
(2)The National Department of Health shall develop and maintain a national database in order to guide appropriate responses in addressing, preventing or combatting the spread of COVID-19, including contact tracing and geospatial hotspot mapping.[subregulation (2) substituted by section 2(c) of Government Notice 714 of 2020]
(3)The COVID-19 Database may include all information considered necessary for the National Department of Health to guide appropriate responses in addressing, preventing or combatting the spread of COVID-19, including but not limited to:(a)the first name and surname, identity or passport numbers, residential address and other address where such person could be located, and cellular phone numbers of all persons who have been tested for COVID-19;(b)the COVID-19 test results of all such persons; and(c)the details of the known or suspected contacts of any person who tested positive for COVID-19.[subregulation (3) substituted by section 2(d) of Government Notice 714 of 2020]
(4)The information contained in the COVID-19 Database and any information obtained through this regulation is confidential.
(5)No person may disclose any information contained in the COVID-19 Database or any information obtained through this regulation unless authorized to do so and unless the disclosure is necessary for the purpose of addressing, preventing or combatting the spread of COVID-19.
(6)Where any person is to be tested for COVID-19, the person taking the sample for purposes of testing must obtain as much of the following information as is available at the time of taking the sample—(a)the first name and surname, identity or passport number, residential address, and cellular phone numbers of the person tested; and(b)a copy or photograph of the passport, driver’s licence, identity card, identity book of the person tested:and promptly submit this information, along with any information it has regarding likely contacts of the person tested, to the Director-General: Health for inclusion in the COVID-19 Database.
(7)Where any laboratory has tested a sample for COVID-19, the laboratory must promptly transmit to the Director-General: Health, for inclusion in the COVID-19 Database—(a)all details the laboratory has, including the first name and surname, identity or passport numbers, residential address and cellular phone numbers, regarding the person tested;(b)the COVID-19 test result concerned.
(8)The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) must transmit to the Director-General: Health, for inclusion in the COVID-19 Database—(a)all details the NICD has, including the first name and surname, identity or passport numbers, residential address and cellular phone numbers of any person tested for COVID-19;(b)the results of the COVID-19 test concerned; and(c)any information the NICD has regarding likely contacts of the person tested.
(9)Every accommodation establishment must, promptly after the coming into force of this regulation, transmit to the Director-General: Health, for inclusion in the COVID-19 Database, the following information regarding every person staying at the accommodation establishment during the period of lockdown(a)the first name and surname, identity or passport number, residential address and cellular phone numbers of the person concerned; and(b)a copy or photograph of the passport, driver’s licence, identity card or identity book of the person concerned.
(10)The Director-General: Health may, in writing and without prior notice to the person concerned, direct an electronic communications service provider licensed under the Electronic Communications Act, 2005 (Act No. 36 of 2005) to provide him or her, for inclusion in the COVID-19 Database, with such information as that electronic communications service provider has available to it regarding—(a)the location or movements of any person known or reasonably suspected to have contracted COVID-19; and(b)the location or movements of any person known or reasonably suspected to have come into contact, during the period 5 March 2020 to the date on which the national state of disaster has lapsed or has been terminated, with a person contemplated in subparagraph (a),and the electronic communications service provider must promptly comply with the directive concerned.
(11)The information referred to in subregulation (10)—(a)may only be obtained in relation to the location or movements of persons during the period 5 March 2020 to the date on which the national state of disaster has lapsed or has been terminated;(b)may only be obtained, used or disclosed by authorised persons and may only be obtained, used and disclosed when necessary for the purposes of addressing, preventing or combatting the spread of COVID-19 through the contact tracing process or geospatial hotspot mapping;[paragraph (b) substituted by section 2(e) of Government Notice 714 of 2020](c)where relevant to the contact tracing process, or geospatial hotspot mapping, must be included in the COVID-19 Database; and[paragraph (c) substituted by section 2(f) of Government Notice 714 of 2020](d)apart from what is included in the COVID-19 Database, may only be retained by the Director-General: Health for a period of six weeks after being obtained and shall thereafter be destroyed.
(12)Nothing in this regulation entitles the Director-General: Health or any other person to intercept the contents of any electronic communication.
(13)The Cabinet member responsible for justice and correctional services has, in terms of section 7(1)(a) read with paragraph (d) of the definition of 'service' in section 1(1) of Judges' Remuneration and Conditions of Employment Act, 2001 (Act No. 47 of 2001), appointed a Constitutional Court Judge who has been discharged from active service to perform service as a COVID-19 Designated Judge as provided for in the Regulations.
(14)The Director-General: Health must file a weekly report with the COVID-19 Designated Judge setting out the names and details of all persons whose location or movements were obtained in terms of subregulation (10)(a) and 10(b) respectively.
(15)The COVID-19 Designated Judge may make such recommendations to the Cabinet members responsible for cooperative governance and traditional affairs, health and justice and correctional services as he or she deems fit regarding the amendment or enforcement of this regulation in order to safeguard the right to privacy while ensuring the ability of the Department of Health to engage in urgent and effective measures to address, prevent and combat the spread of COVID-19.[subregulation (15) substituted by section 2(g) of Government Notice 714 of 2020]
(16)The Director-General: Health shall, within six weeks after the national state of disaster has lapsed, or has been terminated, notify every person whose information has been obtained in terms of subregulation (10) that information regarding their location or movements was obtained in terms of subregulation (10).
(17)Within six weeks after the national state of disaster has lapsed or has been terminated—(a)the information on the COVID-19 Database shall be de-identified;(b)the de-identified information on the COVID-19 Database shall be retained and used only for research, study and teaching purposes;(c)all information on the COVID-19 Database which has not been de-identified shall be destroyed; and(d)the Director-General: Health shall file a report with the COVID-19 Designated Judge recording the steps taken in this regard, and the steps taken pursuant to subregulation (16).
(18)Upon receipt of the report in subregulation (17)(d), the COVID-19 Designated Judge shall be entitled to give directions as to any further steps to be taken to protect the right to privacy of those persons whose data has been collected, which directions must be complied with.
(19)The report required by subregulation (17)(d) and any directions given in terms of subregulation (18) shall be tabled in Parliament.
(20)The National Department of Health may develop and implement electronic systems or applications to be used on mobile devices or computers in order to collect, on a voluntary basis, information from members of the public for inclusion in the COVID-19 Database, provided that—(a)the information may only be collected and used in order to guide appropriate responses in addressing, preventing and combatting the spread of COVID-19, including for the purposes of geospatial hotspot mapping;(b)the information concerned is only obtained from users of mobile devices and computers on a voluntary and opt-in basis;(c)in order to obtain the necessary consent from the user of the mobile device or computer, the terms and conditions of the electronic system or application must explain and request the user’s express consent regarding—(i)which information will be collected and stored via the electronic system or application;(ii)the means by which the information will be collected and stored;(iii)the purposes for which any information will be collected and used;(iv)the entities or persons to which that information will be transmitted, and under what conditions;(v)whether the information will be kept on the user's mobile device or a centralised server;(vi)the period for which the information will be retained; and(vii)the notice that will be given to users when the information has been destroyed.[subregulation (20) added by section 2(h) of Government Notice 714 of 2020]
(21)The National Department of Health may receive, on a voluntary basis, information regarding members of the public from electronic systems or applications operated by private entities for inclusion in the COVID-19 Database, provided that—(a)the information may only be received and used in order to guide appropriate responses in addressing, preventing and combatting the spread of COVID-19, including for the purposes of geospatial hotspot mapping;(b)the private entity concerned has obtained the information concerned from users of mobile devices and computers on a voluntary and opt-in basis; and(c)the private entity concerned has obtained the express consent of the user concerned to transmit the information to the National Department of Health for inclusion on the COVID-19 Database.[subregulation (21) added by section 2(h) of Government Notice 714 of 2020]
(22)The Director-General of Health may, in writing and subject to the provisions of subregulation (23), appoint any organ of state outside the Department of Health or private entities to provide services necessary for the carrying out of his or her powers and functions under this regulation.[subregulation (22) added by section 2(h) of Government Notice 714 of 2020]
(23)The appointment of entities in terms of subregulation (22) may only take place where it is not reasonably possible for the services to be performed by the Department of Health itself due to the Department of Health not having the necessary expertise, equipment or personnel available or due to the delays that would result from the Department of Health performing the services itself.[subregulation (23) added by section 2(h) of Government Notice 714 of 2020]
(24)Where entities are appointed in terms of subregulation (22)-(a)the appointed entities are bound by these Regulations as if it were the Director-General of Health or an official appointed by him or her;(b)the appointed entities shall conclude a written agreement with the Director-General of Health which records that the appointed entities have understood this regulation and accepts that it and its employees are bound to comply with it;(c)every employee of an appointed entity who has access to any of the information or data obtained pursuant to the appointment of the entity shall sign an undertaking recording that she or he has understood this regulation and accept that he or she is bound to comply with it;(d)information stored by the appointed entities or transferred to or from the appointed entities must be in an encrypted form, save where this is not be subject to password protection;(e)logs of every person who has had access to the data in encrypted or unencrypted form must be kept by the appointed entities, including the possible in achieving the purposes of this regulation, and access must person’s name, function, the date on which and the reason for which the data was accessed, which logs must be submitted by the appointed entities to Director-General of Health every two weeks;(f)only personal data that is adequate, relevant and limited to what is necessary in relation to the purpose may be processed;(g)the appointed entities will keep any information or data obtained pursuant to its appointment separate from any of the appointed entities other information or data;(h)following the end of the appointment period, the appointed entities may not retain any of the information or data obtained pursuant to its appointment, whether in original or duplicate form;(i)the appointed entities may not disclose any information or data obtained pursuant to their appointment with any other person or entity, other than where expressly permitted in writing by the Director-General of Health for the purposes of this regulation; and(j)the Director-General of Health shall inform the COVID-19 Designated Judge of the appointment of entities concerned.[subregulation (24) added by section 2(h) of Government Notice 714 of 2020][regulation 8 amended by section 2(b) of Government Notice 714 of 2020]

9. 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 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 spreading 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, 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 and directions issued in terms of section 27(2) of the Act, in relation to the national state of disaster.
(6)Donor funding received by institutions, subject to the Public Finance Management Act, 1999 (Act No. 1 of 1999) or the Local Government: Municipal Finance Management Act, 2003 (Act No. 56 of 2003), 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.

10. Shelters and sites identified by the State during national state of disaster

(1)The State shall identify—(a)temporary shelters for homeless people that comply with the necessary health protocols and adequate spacing standards as provided for in guidelines published by the Director General of Health; and(b)temporary sites for quarantine and self-isolation that comply with the necessary health protocols and adequate spacing standards, as provided for in guidelines published by the Director General of Health, for persons who cannot isolate or quarantine in their homes.
(2)The provision of the State's resources contemplated in subregulation (1) shall be for the duration of the national state of disaster, and the use thereof will be subject to conditions determined by the Cabinet member responsible for such resources.

11. 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.

12. Powers and indemnity

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

13. Resolution of disputes

(1)The parties to a civil dispute against the State or any organ of State, which may potentially result in litigation, may—(a)either before or after the commencement of litigation but before the granting of judgment by the court, agree to refer the dispute to mediation; or(b)before the commencement of litigation, agree to refer the dispute to arbitration.
(2)Where the parties agree to mediation or arbitration:(a)the Office of the Solicitor General shall assist the parties in coordinating and overseeing the process; and(b)the parties may agree that a judge who has retired from active service shall act as the mediator or arbitrator as the case may be, in which event no fees shall be payable to such mediator or arbitrator.
(3)The Office of the State Attorney in whose area of jurisdiction a dispute arises shall immediately upon knowledge of such dispute engage the party raising the dispute, or such party's legal representative, in considering mediation or arbitration.

14. Offences and penalties

(1)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.
(2)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.
(3)Any person who intentionally exposes another person to COVID-19 may be prosecuted for an offence, including assault, attempted murder or murder.
(4)A person who fails to comply with—(a)an obligation imposed in terms of regulation 8(5), 8(9), 8(11), 8(17); or(b)a direction issued in terms of regulation 8(10) or 8(18);of these Regulations commits an offence and is, on conviction, liable to a fine or to imprisonment for a period not exceeding six months or to both such fine and imprisonment.
(5)A driver or operator of any form of public transport who fails to take reasonable steps to ensure compliance with regulation 5(2)(a) commits an offence and is liable on conviction to a fine or to imprisonment for a period not exceeding six months or to both such fine and imprisonment.[subregulation (5) added by section 4 of Government Notice 763 of 2020]
(6)A manager or owner of a building, place or premises, including a government building place or premises, used by the public to obtain goods or services who fails to take reasonable steps to ensure compliance with regulation 5(2)(b) commits an offence and is liable on conviction to a fine or to imprisonment for a period not exceeding six months or to both such fine and imprisonment.[subregulation (6) added by section 4 of Government Notice 763 of 2020]
(7)An employer who fails to take reasonable steps to ensure compliance with regulation 5(3)(a) or (b) commits an offence and is liable on conviction to a fine or to imprisonment for a period not exceeding six months or to both such fine and imprisonment.[subregulation (7) added by section 4 of Government Notice 763 of 2020]
(8)A principal of a school, or manager or owner of an early childhood development centre, who fails to take reasonable steps to ensure compliance with regulation 5(3)(c) or (e) commits an offence and is liable on conviction to a fine or to imprisonment for a period not exceeding six months or to both such fine and imprisonment.[subregulation (8) added by section 4 of Government Notice 763 of 2020]
(9)Any person who incites instigates, commands, or procures any other person to commit any offence in terms of these regulations, commits an offence and is, on conviction, liable to a fine or imprisonment for a period not exceeding six months or to both such fine and imprisonment.[subregulation (9) added by section 3 of Government Notice R564 of 2021]

Chapter 3
Adjusted Alert Level 4

15. Application of Adjusted Alert Level

The regulations set out in this Chapter apply during Adjusted Alert Level 4.

15A. Notification by district municipalities

All district municipalities must, after consultation with its local municipalities in its area—(a)alert communities within that district of the increasing number of infections;(b)publish on their websites and in the local media areas with high infection rates within the district; and(c)update the information as and when it becomes available.

15B. Mandatory protocols when in a public place

(1)For the purposes of these Regulations, a 'face mask' means a cloth face mask or a homemade item that covers the nose and mouth, or another appropriate item to cover the nose and mouth.
(2)The wearing of a face mask is mandatory for every person when in a public place, excluding a child under the age of six years, and any person who fails to comply with a verbal instruction by an enforcement officer to wear a face mask, commits an offence and is, on conviction, liable to a fine or a period of imprisonment not exceeding six months, or to both such fine and imprisonment.
(3)No person will be allowed to—(a)use, operate, perform any service on any form of public transport;(b)enter or be in a building, place or premises, including government buildings, places or premises, used by the public to obtain goods or services; or(c)be in any public open space,if he or she is not wearing a face mask.
(4)The prohibition in subregulation (3)(c) shall not apply to a person who undertakes vigorous exercise in a public place, provided that the person maintains a distance of at least one and a half metres from any other person.
(5)An employer may not allow any employee to perform any duties or enter the employment premises if the employee is not wearing a face mask while performing his or her duties.
(6)(a)An owner or operator of any indoor or outdoor facility where gatherings are held must display the certificate of occupancy which sets out the maximum number of persons the facility may hold.(b)An owner or operator of any indoor or outdoor facility where gatherings are held and who fails to display the certificate of occupanc as contemplated in subregulation 6(a), commits an offence and is, on conviction, liable to a fine or imprisonment for a period not exceeding six months or to both such fine and imprisonment.
(7)Every business premises, including, but not limited to, a supermarket, shop, grocery store, retail store, wholesale produce market or pharmacy shall—(a)determine their area of floor space in square metres;(b)based on the information contemplated in paragraph (a), determine the number of customers and employees that may be inside the premises in order to comply with the limitation as provided for in regulation 21(2) of the Regulations and subject to strict adherence to all health protocols and social distancing measures;(c)take steps to ensure that persons queuing inside or outside the premises are able to maintain a distance of one and a half metres from each other;(d)provide hand sanitisers for use by the public and employees at the entrance to the premises; and(e)assign, in writing, an employee or any other suitable person as the compliance employee, who must ensure—(i)compliance with the measures provided for in paragraphs (a) to (d); and(ii)that ail directions in respect of hygienic conditions and limitation of exposure to persons with COVID-19 are adhered to.
(8)Any business whose premises exceeds the maximum number of customers and employees determined in subregulation (7) commits an offence and is, on conviction, liable to a fine or to imprisonment for a period not exceeding six months or to both such fine and imprisonment.
(9)All employers must, adopt measures to promote physical distancing of employees, including—(a)enabling employees to work from home or minimising the need for employees to be physically present at the workplace;(b)the provision for adequate space;(c)restrictions on face to face meetings;(d)special measures for employees with known or disclosed health issues or comorbidities, or with any condition which may place such employees at a higher risk of complications or death if they are infected with COVID-19; and(e)special measures for employees above the age of 60 who are at a higher risk of complications or death if they are infected with COVID-19.
(10)The requirements as set out in subregulation (7) applies with the necessary changes, to any other building that is not provided for by subregulation (7).
(11)All courier and delivery services shall provide for minimal personal contact during delivery.
(12)All banks as defined in the Banks Act, 1990 (Act No. 94 of 1990) and financial institutions as defined in the Financial Sector Regulation Act, 2017 (Act No. 9 of 2017), must—(a)ensure that—(i)all automated teller machines located at their premises and branches that bears the name of that bank or a non-bank financial institution, have hand sanitisers for use by the public at each automated teller machine; and(ii)all reasonable steps are taken to ensure that persons queuing at the automated teller machine on their premises and branches maintain a distance of one and a half metres from each other; and(b)take reasonable steps to ensure implementation of these provisions by third parties hosting automated teller machines of a bank or non-bank financial institution through appropriate agreements.

16. Compliance officers

(1)Industries, businesses and entities, both private and in the public sector, must—(a)designate a COVID-19 compliance officer who must oversee—(i)the implementation of the plan referred to in paragraph (b); and(ii)strict adherence to the standards of hygiene and health protocols relating to COVID-19 at the workplace;(b)develop a plan containing measures to ensure that the workplace meets the standards of health protocols, adequate space for employees and social distancing measures for the public and service providers, as required; and(c)retain a copy of the plan for inspection, which plan must also contain the details of the COVID-19 compliance officer.
(2)A person in control of a retail store or institution must—(a)take steps to ensure that customers keep a distance of at least one and a half metres from each other and that all directions in respect of health protocols and social distancing measures are strictly adhered to; and(b)designate a compliance officer to ensure that safety controls are strictly adhered to and display the name of the compliance officer prominently in the store or institution in a visible area.

17. Movement of persons

(1)Every person is confined to his or her place of residence from 21H00 until 04H00 daily, unless a person—(a)has been granted permission through directions issued by the relevant Cabinet member or a permit, which corresponds with Form 7 of Annexure A, to perform a service other than a service related to an activity listed under Table 1;(b)is attending to a security or medical emergency; or(c)arrives on a flight or is travelling to or from an airport which necessitates travelling during restricted hours of movement Provided that the person traveling is in possession of a valid boarding pass as proof of flight or a copy of the airline ticket.
(2)Any person who fails to abide by the curfew referred to in subregulation (1) commits an offence and is, on conviction, liable to a fine or a period of imprisonment not exceeding six months, or to both such fine and imprisonment.
(3)Closing time for the places permitted to remain open is 20H00.
(4)(a)Interprovincial travel for leisure to and from Gauteng is prohibited.(b)Travel to and from Gauteng is permitted—(i)for persons doing so in the course of carrying out work responsibilities or performing any service permitted under Adjusted Alert Level 4 provided that such person is in possession of a permit issued by the employer which corresponds with Form 7 of Annexure A;(ii)for the attendance of a funeral in or out of Gauteng: Provided that the person wishing to travel to or from Gauteng must obtain a permit which corresponds substantially with Form 4 of Annexure A, from his or her nearest magistrate's office or police station to travel to the funeral and back;(iii)for persons transiting through Gauteng;(iv)for the transportation of mortal remains; and(v)for learners who have to commute to and from school or higher education institutions on a daily basis during periods when those institutions are permitted to operate.(c)Travelling for purposes of—(i)moving to a new place of residence;(ii)caring for an immediate family member: Provided that such person is in possession of an affidavit which corresponds with Form 6 of Annexure A.(iii)oversight responsibilities by members of Parliament;(iv)obtaining medical treatment; and(v)returning to their place of residence from a quarantine or isolation facility,is allowed.
(5)The head of court, or a person designated by him or her, or a station commander of a police station or a person designated by him or her, may issue the permit to travel to a funeral, as contemplated in subregulation 4(b)(ii).
(6)Any person who was not at their place of residence, or work before the lockdown period and who could not travel between other provinces to or from Gauteng with the coming into operation of these regulations, will be permitted, on a once-off basis, to return to their places of residence or work, where after, the prohibition on travel to and from Gauteng will continue to apply.

18. Opening and closure of schools, early childhood development centres and institutions of higher education

(1)(a)Schools and institutions of higher education must be closed for contact classes from 30 June 2021.(b)The closure of schools as contemplated in paragraph (a) does not apply to the winter vacation learner support program for grade 11 and 12 learners as organised by provincial education departments, districts, or schools, subject to observing strict compliance with all health protocols and social distancing measures.[subregulation (1) substituted by section 2 of Government Notice R567 of 2021]
(2)The Cabinet member responsible for basic education may by direction contemplated in regulation 4(3), determine the dates on which schools as defined in the South African Schools Act, 1996 (Act No. 84 of 1996), will be reopened and any matter related to the management of schools in the basic education sector, to address, prevent and combat the spread of COVID-19 in all schools.
(3)The Cabinet member responsible for higher education may by direction contemplated in regulation 4(3), determine the dates on which institutions of higher education will be reopened and any matter related to the management of institutions of higher education sector, to address, prevent and combat the spread of COVID-19 in all schools.
(4)Early childhood development centres will remain open.

19. Initiation practices

(1)All—(a)initiation practices, which have not commenced on the date of the coming into operation of these regulations; and(b)post -initiation celebrations ("imigidi"),are prohibited.
(2)All initiation practices which commenced prior to the date of the coming into operation of these regulations will be allowed to be completed, subject to the adherence of all health protocols, social distancing measures and other directions that have been put in place for such initiation practices.
(3)The National House of Traditional Leaders and provincial houses of traditional leaders must take steps to ensure that traditional leaders are aware of the content of this regulation.
(4)Failure to adhere to these regulations and any directions that are issued in respect of initiation schools, will result in the closure of initiation schools by the relevant authorities.

20. Attendance of funerals and cremations

(1)Attendance of a funeral and cremation is limited to 50 persons or less and if the venue is too small to hold the prescribed number of persons observing a distance of at least one and a half metres from each other, then not more than 50 percent of the capacity of the venue may be used, subject to strict adherence to all health protocols and all persons maintaining a distance of one and a half metres from each other.
(2)Night vigils are not allowed.
(3)After-funeral and cremation gatherings, including "aftertears" gatherings, are not allowed.
(4)During a funeral and cremation, a person must wear a face mask and adhere to all health protocols and social distancing measures.
(5)The duration of a funeral or cremation service is restricted to a maximum of two hours.

21. Gatherings

(1)All gatherings are prohibited, except—(a)for funerals;(b)when at a workplace; or(c)when buying or obtaining goods and services.
(2)[subregulation (2) deleted by section 3(a) of Government Notice R567 of 2021]
(3)All social gatherings, including faith-based gatherings are prohibited until 11 July 2021, after which this provision will be reviewed.
(4)Gatherings at political events and traditional council meetings are prohibited until 11 July 2021, after which this provision will be reviewed.
(5)Gatherings at a workplace for work purposes are allowed, subject to strict adherence to all health protocols and social distancing measures.
(6)Gatherings at cinemas and theatres are prohibited until 11 July 2021 after which this provision will be reviewed.
(7)Gatherings at casinos are prohibited until 11 July 2021, after which this provision will be reviewed.
(8)Gatherings at museums, galleries, archives and libraries are prohibited until 11 July 2021, after which this provision will be reviewed.
(9)Gatherings at gyms and fitness centres are prohibited until 11 July 2021, after which this provision will be reviewed.
(10)Gatherings at conferencing, exhibitions and entertainment facilities are prohibited until 11 July 2021 after which this provision will be reviewed.
(11)Gatherings at beaches, parks and dams are prohibited.
(12)Gatherings at the following places are allowed, subject to the limitations set out below—(a)hotels, lodges, bed and breakfasts, timeshare facilities, resorts and guest houses are allowed full capacity of the available rooms for accommodation, with patrons wearing face masks and observing a distance of at least one and a half metres from each other when in common spaces;[paragraph (a) substituted by section 3(b) of Government Notice R567 of 2021]and(b)dining facilities in hotels, lodges, bed and breakfasts, timeshare facilities, resorts and guest houses are permitted for room service and delivery only; and(c)restaurants and other in-house dining facilities may only operate for off-site consumption of food and non-alcoholic beverages.
(13)An owner or manager of an establishment listed in subregulation 12(a) to (c) must ensure compliance with these Regulations.
(14)An owner or manager of an establishment listed in subregulation 12(a) to (c), who fails to comply with these Regulations, commits an offence and is, on conviction, liable to a fine or imprisonment for a period not exceeding six months or to both such fine and imprisonment.
(15)Any person who attends an establishment listed in subregulation 12(b) and (c) for in-house services, and who knows or ought reasonably to have known or suspected such attendance is prohibited, commits an offence and is, on conviction, liable to a fine or imprisonment for a period not exceeding six months or to both such fine and imprisonment.
(16)Gatherings at auctions are not permitted until 11 July 2021 after which this provision will be reviewed.
(17)Sporting activities, including both professional and non-professional matches, by recognised sporting bodies are allowed, subject to strict adherence to the times of operation as provided for in regulation 17(3) and the following:(a)Directions for sports matches issued by the Cabinet member responsible for sport after consultation with the Cabinet member responsible for health;(b)only journalists, radio, television crew, security personnel, emergency medical services, and the necessary employees employed by the owners of the venue of the sport match, are allowed at the venue of the sport match;(c)only the required number of players, match officials, support staff and medical crew required for the sport match, are allowed at the venue of the sport match;(d)no spectators are allowed at the venue of the sports match; and(e)international sport events involving countries with a low or medium COVID-19 infection and transmission rate are allowed.
(18)An owner or operator of a sporting facility must, when sporting activities contemplated in subregulation (17) take place, ensure compliance with the prohibition on spectators contemplated in subregulation 17(d).
(19)An owner or manager of a sporting facility who fails to comply with subregulation (18), commits an offence and is, on conviction, liable to a fine or imprisonment for a period not exceeding six months or to both such fine and imprisonment.
(20)Any person who, as a spectator, attends a sporting facility when sporting activities contemplated in subregulation (17) take place, commits an offence and is, on conviction, liable to a fine or imprisonment for a period not exceeding six months or to both such fine and imprisonment.
(21)An enforcement officer must, where a gathering in contravention of the regulations takes place—(a)order the persons at the gathering to disperse immediately; and(b)if the persons refuse to disperse, take appropriate action, which may, subject to the Criminal Procedure Act, 1977 (Act No. 51 of 1977), include the arrest and detention of any person at the gathering.
(22)A convener of a faith based, religious, social, political or cultural gathering who fails to comply with subregulation (3) and (4), commits an offence and is, on conviction, liable to a fine or imprisonment for a period not exceeding six months or to both such fine and imprisonment.
(23)Any person who attends a faith based, religious, social, political or cultural gathering and who knows or ought reasonably to have known or suspected that it is prohibited commits an offence and is, on conviction, liable to a fine or imprisonment for a period not exceeding six months or to both such fine and imprisonment.

22. Eviction and demolition of places of residence

(1)A person may not be evicted from his or her land or home or have his or her place of residence demolished for the duration of the national state of disaster unless a competent court has granted an order authorising the eviction or demolition.
(2)A competent court may suspend or stay an order for eviction or demolition contemplated in subregulation (1) until after the lapse or termination of the national state of disaster unless the court is of the opinion that it is not just or equitable to suspend or stay the order having regard, in addition to any other relevant consideration, to—(a)the need, in the public interest for all persons to have access to a place of residence and basic services to protect their health and the health of others and to avoid unnecessary movement and gathering with other persons;(b)any restrictions on movement or other relevant restrictions in place at the relevant time in terms of these Regulations;(c)the impact of the disaster on the parties;(d)the prejudice to any party of a delay in executing the order and whether such prejudice outweighs the prejudice of the persons who will be subject to the order;(e)whether any affected person has been prejudiced in their ability to access legal services as a result of the disaster;(f)whether affected persons will have immediate access to an alternative place of residence and basic services;(g)whether adequate measures are in place to protect the health of any person in the process of a relocation;(h)whether any occupier is causing harm to others or there is a threat to life; and(i)whether the party applying for such an order has taken reasonable steps in good faith, to make alternative arrangements with all affected persons, including but not limited to payment arrangements that would preclude the need for any relocation during the national state of disaster.
(3)A court hearing an application to authorise an eviction or demolition may, where appropriate and in addition to any other report that is required by law, request a report from the responsible member of the executive regarding the availability of emergency accommodation or quarantine or isolation facilities pursuant to these Regulations.

23. Rental housing

(1)During the national state of disaster, the Rental Housing Tribunals established under the Rental Housing Act, 1999 (Act No. 50 of 1999)—(a)must determine fair procedures for the urgent hearing of disputes; or(b)may grant an urgent ex parte spoliation order including to restore the occupation of a dwelling or access to services provided that an affected party may, on 24 hours' notice require that a hearing be promptly convened.
(2)During the national state of disaster and without derogating from the protections afforded by the Rental Housing Act, 1999 or any provincial unfair practice regulation in place or the duty to consider the interests of both the landlord and tenant on a just and equitable basis, the following conduct is presumed to be an unfair practice for purposes of the Act:(a)The termination of services in circumstances where—(i)the landlord has failed to provide reasonable notice and an opportunity to make representations:(ii)the landlord has failed, reasonably and in good faith, to make the necessary arrangements including to reach an agreement regarding alternative payment arrangements, where applicable;or(iii)no provision has been made for the ongoing provision of basic services during the national state of disaster.(b)The imposition of any penalty for the late payment of rental where the default is caused by the disaster, whether or not the penalty takes the form of an administrative charge or any other form other than interest.(c)The failure of a landlord or tenant to engage reasonably and in good faith to make arrangements to cater for the exigencies of the disaster.(d)Any other conduct prejudicing the ongoing occupancy of a place of residence, prejudicing the health of any person or prejudicing the ability of any person to comply with the applicable restrictions on movement that is unreasonable or oppressive having regard to the prevailing circumstances.
(3)Where the protections afforded by any Unfair Practice Regulations in force in any province are greater than those provided in this regulation, the provisions of the provincial Unfair Practice Regulations shall apply.
(4)The Cabinet member responsible for human settlements must, after consulting with the Rental Housing Tribunals, issue directions disseminating information about the manner in which the Tribunals will conduct their proceedings during the national state of disaster including, but not limited to—(a)the manner in which Tribunals will facilitate expeditious access to any aggrieved person; and(b)the convening of remote hearings or the convening of hearings at any suitable place.

24. Places and premises closed to the public

(1)Any place or premises normally open to the public where religious, cultural, entertainment, recreational, or similar activities, which are prohibited in terms of these regulations, may take place, is closed.
(2)The following places or premises normally open to the public or where people may gather, are closed and include—(a)gyms and fitness centres;(b)flea markets:(c)fetes and bazaars;(d)night clubs;(e)casinos;(f)taverns and shebeens, or similar establishments except for sales for off-site consumption of food and non-alcoholic beverages;(g)restaurants except for sales for off-site consumption of food and nonalcoholic beverages;(h)conferencing exhibitions and entertainment facilities;(i)theatres and cinemas;(j)museums, libraries, archives and galleries, and(k)older persons' residential facilities for visits.
(3)Persons rendering security and maintenance services may continue to perform these services at the places or premises listed in this regulation.
(4)The Cabinet member responsible for cooperative governance and traditional affairs may, by direction in the Gazette, determine any other place or premises that must be closed, if there is a risk to any person or members of the public being exposed to COVID-19.

25. Controlled visits by members of the public

(1)All visits by members of the public to—(a)correctional centres;(b)remand detention facilities;(c)police holding cells;(d)military detention facilities;(e)health establishments and facilities, except to receive treatment or medication, subject to strict adherence to health protocols,are permitted to the extent and in the manner directed by the relevant Cabinet member.
(2)The Independent Electoral Commission will be allowed to visit the institutions referred to in subregulation (1), where required for the purposes of voter registration, or special voting, to the extent and in the manner set out in Directions by the releva

26. Partial re-opening of borders

(1)The 20 land borders which are fully operational, will remain as such and the 33 land borders which were closed, will remain closed.
(2)Traveling to and from the Republic is allowed, subject to subregulation (3).
(3)Daily commuters from neighbouring countries who attend or teach at a school in the Republic, and who are allowed entry into and exit from the Republic, are subject to compliance with protocols relating to—(a)screening for COVID-19 and quarantine or isolation, where necessary;(b)the wearing of a face mask;(c)transportation; and(d)sanitisation and social distancing measures as per the relevant health protocols on safety and prevention of the spread of COVID-19.
(4)(a)International air travel is restricted to the following airports—(i)OR Tambo International Airport;(ii)King Shaka International Airport;(iii)Cape Town International Airport;(iv)Lanseria International Airport; and(v)Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport.(b)Long-haul flight departures and landings at the airports listed in paragraph (a) are permitted during the hours of curfew as provided for in regulation 17(1).(c)All international travellers arriving at the airports listed in paragraph (a) must provide a valid certificate of a negative COVID-19 test, recognised by the World Health Organisation, which was obtained not more than 72 hours before the date of travel.(d)In the event of the traveller’s failure to submit a certificate as proof of a negative COVID-19 test, the traveller will be required to do an antigen test on arrival at his or her own cost and in the event of a traveller testing positive for COVID-19, he or she will be required to isolate him or herself at his or her own cost, for a period of 10 days.
(5)All commercial seaports will remain open and small crafts will be allowed entry into seaports, in-line with all health and border law enforcement protocols.

27. Transportation of cargo

(1)Rail, ocean, air and road transport is permitted for the movement of cargo to and from other countries and within the Republic, subject to national legislation and any directions issued in terms of subregulation (2), for the transportation of goods for export and for import.
(2)The Cabinet member responsible for trade, industry and competition may, after consultation with the Cabinet members responsible for transport and finance, issue directions that provide for the management, administration and prioritisation of exports or imports, taking into account the need to prevent and limit the spread of COVID-19 and to deal with the destructive and other effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
(3)The Cabinet member responsible for transport may, after consultation with the Cabinet members responsible for cooperative governance and traditional affairs, trade, industry and competition, health, justice and correctional services, finance and public enterprises, issue directions relating to health protocols applicable to sea cargo operations and air freight operation.

28. Public transport

(1)For purposes of this regulation "long distance travel" is a trip of 200 km or more.
(2)The Cabinet member responsible for transport must, after consultation with the Cabinet members responsible for cooperative governance and traditional affairs, health, police, trade, industry and competition, and justice and correctional services, issue directions for the resumption of different modes of public transport to cater for the gradual return to work of people, in respect of—(a)domestic air travel;(b)rail, bus services, taxi services;(c)e-hailing services; and(d)private vehicles.
(3)Bus and taxi services—(a)may not carry more than 70 percent of the licensed capacity for long distance travel; and(b)may carry 100 percent of the licensed capacity for any trip not regarded as long distance travel in terms of subregulation (1).
(4)A driver, owner or operator of public transport may not allow any member of the public who is not wearing a face mask, to board or be conveyed in a public transport owned or operated by him or her.
(5)The directions to be issued by the Cabinet member responsible for transport must set out the health protocols that must be adhered to and the steps to be followed for the limitation of the exposure of members of the public using public transport to COVID-19.

29. Sale, dispensing or transportation of liquor

(1)The sale, dispensing and distribution of liquor is prohibited.
(2)The transportation of liquor is prohibited, except where the transportation of liquor is—(a)in relation to alcohol required for industries producing hand sanitizers disinfectants, soap or alcohol for industrial use and household cleaning products;(b)for export purposes;(c)from manufacturing plants to storage facilities; or(d)being transported from any licensed premises for safe keeping.[subregulation (2) substituted by section 4(a) of Government Notice R567 of 2021]
(3)The transportation of liquor for export purposes is permitted.
(4)No special or events liquor licenses may be considered for approval during the duration of the national state of disaster.
(5)The Cabinet member responsible for transport must, after consultation with the Cabinet members responsible for cooperative governance and traditional affairs, health, police and trade, industry and competition, issue directions for the transportation and storage of liquor.[subregulation (5) added by section 4(b) of Government Notice R567 of 2021]

30. Operation of economic sector

(1)Businesses may operate except for those set out in Table 1.
(2)Relevant health protocols and social distancing measures for persons employed in private residences must be adhered to.
(3)Relevant health protocols and social distancing measures set out in directions must be adhered to, in addition to the occupational health and safety directions issued by the Cabinet member responsible for employment and labour, and applicable labour legislation.
(4)(a)Firms must adhere to any sector-specific health protocols intended to limit the spread of COVID-19 in the sector concerned.(b)Sector-specific health protocols may address matters such as work rotation staggered working hours, shift systems remote working arrangements, special measures affecting persons with greater vulnerabilities or similar measures, in order to achieve social distancing, protect employees or limit congestion in public transport and at the workplace.(c)Sector-specific health protocols where these are still to be developed, must be developed and issued by Cabinet members responsible for a sector in consultation with the Cabinet member responsible for health.

31. Offences and penalties

(1)For the duration of the national state of disaster, any person who—(a)convenes a gathering; or(b)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)For the purposes of this Chapter, any person who fails to comply with or contravenes the provisions of regulations 16(1), 16(2), 16(3) and 16(4), 19, 24(1) and 24(2), 26(1) and 26(2), 27 and 28(3) of these Regulations commits an offence and is, on conviction, liable to a fine or to imprisonment for a period not exceeding six months or to both such fine and imprisonment.[Chapter 3 substituted by section 4 of Government Notice R564 of 2021]

Chapter 4
Adjusted Alert Level 3

32. Application of Alert Level

The regulations set out in this Chapter apply during Adjusted Alert Level 3.[regulation 32 substituted by section 3 of Government Notice R530 of 2021]

32A. Notification by district municipalities

All district municipalities must, after consultation with its local municipalities in its area—(a)alert communities within that district of the increasing number of infections;(b)publish on their websites and in the local media, areas with high infection rates within the district; and(c)update the information as and when it becomes available.[regulation 32A inserted by section 3 of Government Notice R530 of 2021]

33. Movement of persons

(1)Every person is confined to his or her place of residence from 22H00 until 04H00 daily, unless a person—(a)has been granted permission through directions issued by the relevant Cabinet member or a permit, which corresponds with Form 7 of Annexure A, to perform a service other than a service related to an activity listed under Table 2;(b)is attending to a security or medical emergency; or(c)arrives on a flight or is travelling to or from an airport which necessitates travelling during restricted hours of movement: Provided that the person traveling is in possession of a valid boarding pass as proof of flight or a copy of the airline ticket.
(2)Any person who fails to abide by the curfew referred to in subregulation (1) commits an offence and is, on conviction, liable to a fine or a period of imprisonment not exceeding six months, or to both such fine and imprisonment.
(3)Closing time for the following establishments, whether indoors or outdoors, is 21H00:(a)cinemas;(b)theatres;(c)casinos;(d)museums, galleries and archives;(e)public swimming pools;(f)beaches and public parks;(g)game parks, botanical gardens, aquariums and zoos;(h)gyms and fitness centres;(i)restaurants bars, shebeens and taverns;(j)venues hosting auctions;(k)venues hosting professional sport; and(l)venues hosting faith-based, or religious gatherings; and(m)social, political and cultural gatherings.
(4)Inter-provincial travel is permitted.[regulation 33 substituted by section 3 of Government Notice R530 of 2021]

33A. Opening and closing of schools

The Cabinet member responsible for basic education may by direction contemplated in regulation 4(3), determine the dates on which schools may be opened or closed, as defined in the South African Schools Act, 1996 (Act No. 84 of 1996) and any matter related to the management of schools in the basic education sector, to address, prevent and combat the spread of COVID-19 in all schools.[regulation 33A substituted by section 3 of Government Notice R530 of 2021]

34. Mandatory protocols when in a public place

(1)For the purposes of these Regulations, a "face mask" means a cloth face mask or a homemade item that covers the nose and mouth, or another appropriate item to cover the nose and mouth.
(2)The wearing of a face mask is mandatory for every person when in a public place, excluding a child under the age of six years, and any person who fails to comply with a verbal instruction by an enforcement officer to wear a face mask, commits an offence and is, on conviction, liable to a fine or a period of imprisonment not exceeding six months, or to both such fine and imprisonment.[subregulation (2) substituted by section 2(a) of Government Notice R532 of 2021]
(3)No person will be allowed to-(a)use, operate, perform any service on any form of public transport;(b)enter or be in a building, place or premises, including government buildings, places or premises, used by the public to obtain goods or services; or(c)be in any public open space, if he or she is not wearing a face mask.
(4)The prohibition in subregulation (3)(c) shall not apply to a person who undertakes vigorous exercise in a public place, provided that the person maintains a distance of at least one and a half metres from any other person, and subject to directions on what is considered to be vigorous, issued by the Cabinet member responsible for health.
(5)An employer may not allow any employee to perform any duties or enter the employment premises if the employee is not wearing a face mask while performing his or her duties.
(6)Every business premises, including. but not limited to, a supermarket, shop, grocery store, retail store, wholesale produce market or pharmacy shall-(a)determine their area of floor space in square metres;(b)based on the information contemplated in paragraph (a), determine the number of customers and employees that may be inside the premises at any time with adequate space available, on the basis of providing for a social distance of one and a half metres between persons;(c)take steps to ensure that persons queuing inside or outside the premises are able to maintain a distance of one and a half metres from each other;(d)provide hand sanitisers for use by the public and employees at the entrance to the premises; and(e)assign, in writing, an employee or any other suitable person, as the compliance employee, who must ensure-(i)compliance with the measures provided for in paragraphs (a) to (d); and(ii)that all directions in respect of hygienic conditions and limitation of exposure to persons with COVID-19 are adhered to.
(7)Any business whose premises exceeds the maximum number of customers and employees determined in subregulation (6) commits an offence and is, on conviction, liable to a fine or to imprisonment for a period not exceeding six months or to both such fine and imprisonment.
(8)All employers must, adopt measures to promote physical distancing of employees, including-(a)enabling employees to work from home or minimising the need for employees to be physically present at the workplace;(b)the provision for adequate space;(c)restrictions on face to face meetings;(d)special measures for employees with known or disclosed health issues or comorbidities, or with any condition which may place such employees at a higher risk of complications or death if they are infected with COVID-19; and(e)special measures for employees above the age of 60 who are at a higher risk of complications or death if they are infected with COVID-19.
(9)The requirements as set out in subregulation (6) applies with the necessary changes, to any other building that is not provided for by subregulation (6).
(10)All courier and delivery services shall provide for minimal personal contact during delivery.
(11)All banks as defined in the Banks Act, 1990 (Act No. 94 of 1990) and non-bank financial institutions as defined in the Financial Sector Regulation Act, 2017 (Act No. 9 of 2017), must—(a)(i)ensure that all automated teller machines located at their premises and branches that bears the name of that bank or a non-bank financial institution, have hand sanitisers for use by the public at each automated teller machine;(ii)take reasonable steps to ensure that persons queuing at the automated teller machine on their premises and branches maintain a distance of one and a half metres from each other; and(b)take reasonable steps to ensure implementation of these provisions by third parties hosting automated teller machines of a bank or non-bank financial institution through appropriate agreements.[subregulation (11) added by section 2(b) of Government Notice R532 of 2021][regulation 34 substituted by section 3 of Government Notice R530 of 2021]

35. Attendance of funerals and cremations

(1)Attendance of a funeral and cremation is limited to 50 persons or less and if the venue is too small to hold the prescribed number of persons observing a distance of at least one and a half metres from each other, then not more than 50 percent of the capacity of the venue may be used, subject to strict adherence to all health protocols and all persons maintaining a distance of one and a half metres from each other.
(2)Night vigils are not allowed.
(3)After-funeral and cremation gatherings, including "aftertears" gatherings, are not allowed.
(4)During a funeral and cremation, a person must wear a face mask and adhere to all health protocols and social distancing measures.
(5)The duration of a funeral or cremation service is restricted to a maximum of two hours.[regulation 35 substituted by section 3 of Government Notice R530 of 2021]

36. Gatherings

(1)Every person, when attending a gathering and in order to limit exposure to COVID-19 must—(a)wear a face mask;(b)adhere to all health protocols;(c)maintain a distance of at least one and a half metres from each other;(d)adhere to the curfew hours as provided for in regulation 33: and(e)adhere to any other health protocols and social distancing measures as provided for in directions issued by the relevant Cabinet member after consultation with the Cabinet member responsible for health.
(2)An owner or operator of any indoor or outdoor facility where gatherings are held must display the certificate of occupancy which sets out the maximum number of persons the facility may hold.
(3)All—(i)faith-based or religious gatherings, and(ii)social, political and cultural gatherings, are permitted but limited to 50 persons or less for indoor venues and 100 persons or less for outdoor venues and if the venue is too small to hold the prescribed number of persons observing a distance of at least one and a half metres from each other, then not more than 50 percent of the capacity of the venue may be used, subject to strict adherence to all health protocols and social distancing measures.
(4)Gatherings at a workplace for work purposes are allowed, subject to strict adherence to all health protocols and social distancing measures.
(5)(a)Hotels, lodges, bed and breakfasts, timeshare facilities, resorts and guest houses are allowed full capacity of the available rooms for accommodation, with patrons wearing face masks and observing a distance of at least one and a half metres from each other when in common spaces.(b)Restaurants, bars, shebeens and taverns are subject to a limitation of a maximum of 50 persons or less for indoor venues and 100 persons or less for outdoor venues and if the venue is too small to hold 50 persons indoors or 100 persons outdoors observing a distance of at least one and a half metres from each other, then not more than 50 percent of the capacity of the venue may be used.(c)Conferencing, dining and entertainment facilities are subject to a limitation of a maximum of 50 persons or less for indoor venues and 100 persons or less for outdoor venues and if the venue is too small to hold 50 persons indoors or 100 persons outdoors observing a distance of at least one and a half metres from each other, then not more than 50 percent of the capacity of the venue may be used.(d)Every business premises, including but not limited to supermarkets, shops, grocery stores, produce markets and pharmacies, are subject to a limitation of 50 percent of the floor space, which includes customers and employees, and subject to strict adherence to all health protocols including wearing of face masks, sanitising and social distancing measures.
(6)Sporting activities, including both professional and non-professional matches, by recognised sporting bodies are allowed, subject to strict adherence to the times of operation as provided for in regulation 33(3) and the following:(a)Directions for sports matches issued by the Cabinet member responsible for sport after consultation with the Cabinet member responsible for health;(b)only journalists, radio, television crew, security personnel, emergency medical services, and the necessary employees employed by the owners of the venue of the sport match, are allowed at the venue of the sport match;(c)only the required number of players, match officials, support staff and medical crew required for the sport match, are allowed at the venue of the sport match;(d)no spectators are allowed at the venue of the sports match; and(e)international sport events involving countries with a low or medium COVID-19 infection and transmission rate are allowed.
(7)An enforcement officer must, where a gathering in contravention of the regulations takes place—(a)order the persons at the gathering to disperse immediately; and(b)if the persons refuse to disperse, take appropriate action, which may, subject to the Criminal Procedure Act, 1977 (Act No. 51 of 1977), include the arrest and detention of any person at the gathering.[regulation 36 substituted by section 3 of Government Notice R530 of 2021]

37. Eviction and demolition of places of residence

(1)A person may not be evicted from his or her land or home or have his or her place of residence demolished for the duration of the national state of disaster unless a competent court has granted an order authorising the eviction or demolition.
(2)A competent court may suspend or stay an order for eviction or demolition contemplated in subregulation (1) until after the lapse or termination of the national state of disaster unless the court is of the opinion that it is not just or equitable to suspend or stay the order having regard, in addition to any other relevant consideration, to—(a)the need, in the public interest for all persons to have access to a place of residence and basic services to protect their health and the health of others and to avoid unnecessary movement and gathering with other persons;(b)any restrictions on movement or other relevant restrictions in place at the relevant time in terms of these Regulations;(c)the impact of the disaster on the parties;(d)the prejudice to any party of a delay in executing the order and whether such prejudice outweighs the prejudice of the persons who will be subject to the order;(e)whether any affected person has been prejudiced in their ability to access legal services as a result of the disaster;(f)whether affected persons will have immediate access to an alternative place of residence and basic services;(g)whether adequate measures are in place to protect the health of any person in the process of a relocation;(h)whether any occupier is causing harm to others or there is a threat to life; and(i)whether the party applying for such an order has taken reasonable steps in good faith, to make alternative arrangements with all affected persons, including but not limited to payment arrangements that would preclude the need for any relocation during the national state of disaster.
(3)A court hearing an application to authorise an eviction or demolition may, where appropriate and in addition to any other report that is required by law, request a report from the responsible member of the executive regarding the availability of emergency accommodation or quarantine or isolation facilities pursuant to these Regulations.[regulation 37 substituted by section 3 of Government Notice R530 of 2021]

38. Rental housing

(1)During the national state of disaster, the Rental Housing Tribunals established under the Rental Housing Act, 1999 (Act No. 50 of 1999)—(a)must determine fair procedures for the urgent hearing of disputes; or(b)may grant an urgent ex parte spoliation order including to restore the occupation of a dwelling or access to services provided that an affected party may, on 24 hours' notice, require that a hearing be promptly convened.
(2)During the national state of disaster and without derogating from the protections afforded by the Rental Housing Act, 1999 or any provincial unfair practice regulation in place or the duty to consider the interests of both the landlord and tenant on a just and equitable basis, the following conduct is presumed to be an unfair practice for purposes of the Act:(a)The termination of services in circumstances where-(i)the landlord has failed to provide reasonable notice and an opportunity to make representations;(ii)the landlord has failed, reasonably and in good faith, to make the necessary arrangements including to reach an agreement regarding alternative payment arrangements, where applicable; or(iii)no provision has been made for the ongoing provision of basic services during the national state of disaster.(b)The imposition of any penalty for the late payment of rental where the default is caused by the disaster, whether or not the penalty takes the form of an administrative charge or any other form other than interest.(c)The failure of a landlord or tenant to engage reasonably and in good faith to make arrangements to cater for the exigencies of the disaster.(d)Any other conduct prejudicing the ongoing occupancy of a place of residence, prejudicing the health of any person or prejudicing the ability of any person to comply with the applicable restrictions on movement that is unreasonable or oppressive having regard to the prevailing circumstances.
(3)Where the protections afforded by any Unfair Practice Regulations in force in any province are greater than those provided in this regulation, the provisions of the provincial Unfair Practice Regulations shall apply.
(4)The Cabinet member responsible for human settlements must, after consulting with the Rental Housing Tribunals, issue directions disseminating information about the manner in which the Tribunals will conduct their proceedings during the national state of disaster including, but not limited to-(a)the manner in which Tribunals will facilitate expeditious access to any aggrieved person; and(b)the convening of remote hearings or the convening of hearings at any suitable place.[regulation 38 substituted by section 3 of Government Notice R530 of 2021]

39. Places and premises closed to the public

(1)Night clubs are closed to the public.
(2)The Cabinet member responsible for cooperative governance and traditional affairs may, by directions, determine a place or premises that must be closed, if there is a risk of any members of the public being exposed to COVID-19 at such a place or premises.[regulation 39 substituted by section 3 of Government Notice R530 of 2021]

40. Initiation practices

(1)Initiation practices are permitted, subject to the submission of a risk adjusted plan for the conducting of initiation practices to the relevant Cabinet members by the provincial executive responsible for traditional affairs and strict adherence to all health protocols and social distancing measures as provided for in directions issued by the relevant Cabinet member after consultation with the Cabinet member responsible for health.
(2)Post-initiation celebrations ("imigidi") are permitted, subject to a limitation of 50 persons or less for indoor venues and 100 persons or less for outdoor venues and if the venue is too small to hold the prescribed number of persons observing a distance of at least one and a half metres from each other, then not more than 50 percent of the capacity of the venue may be used.[regulation 40 substituted by section 3 of Government Notice R530 of 2021]

41. Controlled visits by members of the public

(1)All visits by members of the public to—(a)correctional centres;(b)remand detention facilities;(c)police holding cells;(d)military detention facilities;(e)health establishments and facilities, except to receive treatment or medication, subject to strict adherence to health protocols; and(f)older persons' residential facilities,are prohibited except to the extent and in the manner directed by the relevant Cabinet member.
(2)The Independent Electoral Commission will be allowed to visit the institutions referred to in subregulation (1), where required for the purposes of voter registration, or special voting, to the extent and in the manner set out in Directions by the relevant Cabinet member.[regulation 41 substituted by section 3 of Government Notice R530 of 2021]

42. Partial re-opening of borders

(1)The 20 land borders which are fully operational, will remain as such and the 33 land borders which were closed, will remain closed.
(2)Traveling to and from the Republic is allowed, subject to subregulation (3).
(3)Daily commuters from neighbouring countries who attend or teach at a school in the Republic, and who are allowed entry into and exit from the Republic, are subject to compliance with protocols relating to-(a)screening for COVID-19 and quarantine or isolation, where necessary;(b)the wearing of a face mask;(c)transportation; and(d)sanitisation and social distancing measures as per the relevant health protocols on safety and prevention of the spread of COVID-19.
(4)(a)International air travel is restricted to the following airports—(i)OR Tambo International Airport;(ii)King Shaka International Airport; and(iii)Cape Town International Airport;(iv)Lanseria International Airport; and(v)Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport.(b)Long-haul flight departures and landings at the airports listed in paragraph (a) are permitted during the hours of curfew as provided for in regulation 33(1).(c)All international travellers arriving at the airports listed in paragraph (a) must provide a valid certificate of a negative COVID-19 test, recognised by the World Health Organisation, which was obtained not more than 72 hours before the date of travel.(d)In the event of the traveller's failure to submit a certificate as proof of a negative COVID-19 test, the traveller will be required to do an antigen test on arrival at his or her own cost and in the event of a traveller testing positive for COVID-19, he or she will be required to isolate him or herself at his or her own cost, for a period of 10 days.
(5)All commercial seaports will remain open and small crafts will be allowed entry into seaports, in-line with all health and border law enforcement protocols.[regulation 42 substituted by section 3 of Government Notice R530 of 2021]

42A. Transportation of cargo

(1)Rail, ocean, air and road transport is permitted for the movement of cargo to and from other countries and within the Republic, subject to national legislation and any directions issued in terms of subregulation (2), for the transportation of goods for export and for import.
(2)The Cabinet member responsible for trade, industry and competition may, after consultation with the Cabinet members responsible for transport and finance, issue directions that provide for the management, administration and prioritisation of exports or imports, taking into account the need to prevent and limit the spread of COVID-19 and to deal with the destructive and other effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
(3)The Cabinet member responsible for transport may, after consultation with the Cabinet members responsible for cooperative governance and traditional affairs, trade, industry and competition, health, justice and correctional services, finance and public enterprises, issue directions relating to health protocols applicable to sea cargo operations and air freight operation.[regulation 42A substituted by section 3 of Government Notice R530 of 2021]

43. Public transport

(1)For purposes of this regulation "long distance travel" is a trip of 200 km or more.
(2)The Cabinet member responsible for transport must, after consultation with the Cabinet members responsible for cooperative governance and traditional affairs, health, police, trade, industry and competition, and justice and correctional services, issue directions for the resumption of different modes of public transport to cater for the gradual return to work of people, in respect of—(a)domestic air travel;(b)rail, bus services, taxi services;(c)e-hailing services; and(d)private vehicles.
(3)Bus and taxi services—(a)may not carry more than 70 percent of the licensed capacity for long distance travel; and(b)may carry 100 percent of the licensed capacity for any trip not regarded as long distance travel in terms of subregulation (1).
(4)A driver, owner or operator of public transport may not allow any member of the public who is not wearing a face mask, to board or be conveyed in a public transport owned or operated by him or her.
(5)The directions to be issued by the Cabinet member responsible for transport must set out the health protocols that must be adhered to and the steps to be followed for the limitation of the exposure of members of the public using public transport to COVID-19.[regulation 43 substituted by section 3 of Government Notice R530 of 2021]

44. Sale, dispensing, distribution and transportation of liquor

(1)The sale of liquor(a)by a licensed premises for off-site consumption is only permitted from 10H00 to 18H00, from Mondays to Thursdays, excluding Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays, and(b)by a licensed premises for on-site consumption is permitted, subject to strict adherence to the curfew provided for in regulation 33(3).
(2)The provisions of subregulation (1)(a) do not apply to duty-free shops, registered wineries, wine farms, micro-breweries and micro-distilleries.
(3)The consumption of liquor in public places, except in licensed on-site consumption premises, is not permitted.
(4)Registered wineries, wine farms, micro-breweries and micro-distilleries may continue to operate in offering wine-tastings and other brew-tastings and the selling of wine and other brews to the public for offsite consumption, subject to strict adherence to the curfew provided for in regulation 33(3) and strict adherence to social distancing measures and health protocols.
(5)The transportation of liquor is permitted.
(6)The sale and consumption of liquor in contravention of subregulations (1) and (3) is an offence.[regulation 44 substituted by section 3 of Government Notice R530 of 2021]

45. Operation of economic sector

(1)Businesses may operate except for those set out in Table 2.
(2)Relevant health protocols and social distancing measures for persons employed in private residences must be adhered to.
(3)Relevant health protocols and social distancing measures set out in directions must be adhered to, in addition to the occupational health and safety directions issued by the Cabinet member responsible for employment and labour, and applicable labour legislation.
(4)(a)Firms must adhere to any sector-specific health protocols intended to limit the spread of COVID-19 in the sector concerned.(b)Sector-specific health protocols may address matters such as work rotation, staggered working hours, shift systems, remote working arrangements, special measures affecting persons with greater vulnerabilities or similar measures, in order to achieve social distancing, protect employees or limit congestion in public transport and at the workplace.(c)Sector-specific health protocols where these are still to be developed, must be developed and issued by Cabinet members responsible for a sector in consultation with the Cabinet member responsible for health.[regulation 45 substituted by section 3 of Government Notice R530 of 2021]

46. Compliance officers

(1)Industries, businesses and entities, both private and in the public sector, must—(a)designate a COVID-19 compliance officer who must oversee—(i)the implementation of the plan referred to in paragraph (b); and(ii)strict adherence to the standards of hygiene and health protocols relating to COVID-19 at the workplace;(b)develop a plan containing measures to ensure that the workplace meets the standards of health protocols, adequate space for employees and social distancing measures for the public and service providers as required; and(c)retain a copy of the plan for inspection, which plan must also contain the details of the COVID-19 compliance officer.
(2)A person in control of a retail store or institution must—(a)take steps to ensure that customers keep a distance of at least one and a half metres from each other and that all directions in respect of health protocols and social distancing measures are strictly adhered to; and(b)designate a compliance officer to ensure that safety controls are strictly adhered to and display the name of the compliance officer prominently in the store or institution in a visible area.[regulation 46 substituted by section 3 of Government Notice R530 of 2021]

47. Offences and penalties

(1)For the duration of the national state of disaster, any person who 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)For the purposes of this Chapter, any person who fails to comply with or contravenes a provision of regulations 33(1) and (3), 34(2), (3) and (7), 43(3)(a), and 44(1) and 44(3) of these Regulations commits an offence and is, on conviction, liable to a fine or to imprisonment for a period not exceeding six months or to both such fine and imprisonment.[regulation 47 substituted by section 3 of Government Notice R530 of 2021][Chapter 4 added by Government Notice 608-B of 2020, amended by Government Notice 714 of 2020, by Government Notice 763 of 2020, by Government Notice 846 of 2020 and substituted by Government Notice R1423 of 2020 and amended by Government Notice R1435 of 2020 and substituted by Government Notice R11 of 2021 and amended by Government Notice R69 of 2021, by Government Notice R92 of 2021 and by Government Notice R93 of 2021 and substituted by Government Notice R530 of 2021]

Chapter 5
Adjusted Alert Level 2

49. Application of Alert Level

The regulations set out in this Chapter apply during Adjusted Alert Level 2.

49A. Notification by district municipalities

All district municipalities must, after consultation with its local municipalities in its area—(a)alert communities within that district of the increasing number of infections;(b)publish on their websites and in the local media, areas with high infection rates within the district; and(c)update the information as and when it becomes available.

49B. Compliance officers

(1)Industries, businesses and entities, both private and in the public sector, must—(a)designate a COVID-19 compliance officer who must oversee—(i)the implementation of the plan referred to in paragraph (b); and(ii)strict adherence to the standards of hygiene and health protocols relating to COVID-19 at the workplace;(b)develop a plan containing measures to ensure that the workplace meets the standards of health protocols, adequate space for employees and social distancing measures for the public and service providers, as required; and(c)retain a copy of the plan for inspection, which plan must also contain the details of the COVID-19 compliance officer.
(2)A person in control of a retail store or institution must—(a)take steps to ensure that customers keep a distance of at least one and a half metres from each other and that all directions in respect of health protocols and social distancing measures are strictly adhered to; and(b)designate a compliance officer to ensure that safety controls are strictly adhered to and display the name of the compliance officer prominently in the store or institution in a visible area.

49C. Mandatory protocols when in a public place

(1)For the purposes of these Regulations, a 'face mask' means a cloth face mask ora homemade item that covers the nose and mouth, or another appropriate item to cover the nose and mouth.
(2)The wearing of a face mask is mandatory for every person when in a public place, excluding a child under the age of six years, and any person who fails to comply with a verbal instruction by an enforcement officer to wear a face mask, commits an offence and is, on conviction, liable to a fine or a period of imprisonment not exceeding six months, or to both such fine and imprisonment.
(3)No person will be allowed to—(a)use, operate, perform any service on any form of public transport;(b)enter or be in a building, place or premises, including government buildings, places or premises, used by the public to obtain goods or services; or(c)be in any public open space,if he or she is not wearing a face mask.
(4)The prohibition in subregulation (3)(c) shall not apply to a person who undertakes vigorous exercise in a public place, provided that the person maintains a distance of at least one and a half metres from any other person.
(5)An employer may not allow any employee to perform any duties or enter the employment premises if the employee is not wearing a face mask while performing his or her duties.
(6)Every business premises, including, but not limited to, a supermarket, shop, grocery store, retail store, wholesale produce market or pharmacy shall—(a)determine their area of floor space in square metres;(b)based on the information contemplated in paragraph (a), determine the number of customers and employees that may be inside the premises in order to comply with the limitation as provided for in regulation 53(5)(c) of the Regulations and subject to strict adherence to all health protocols and social distancing measures;(c)take steps to ensure that persons queuing inside or outside the premises are able to maintain a distance of one and a half metres from each other;(d)provide hand sanitisers for use by the public and employees at the entrance to the premises; and(e)assign, in writing, an employee or any other suitable person, as the compliance employee, who must ensure—(i)compliance with the measures provided for in paragraphs (a) to (d); and(ii)that all directions in respect of hygienic conditions and limitation of exposure to persons with COVID-19 are adhered to.
(7)Any business whose premises exceeds the maximum number of customers and employees determined in subregulation (6) commits an offence and is, on conviction, liable to a fine or to imprisonment for a period not exceeding six months or to both such fine and imprisonment.
(8)All employers must, adopt measures to promote physical distancing of employees, including—(a)enabling employees to work from home or minimising the need for employees to be physically present at the workplace;(b)the provision for adequate space;(c)restrictions on face to face meetings;(d)special measures for employees with known or disclosed health issues or comorbidities, or with any condition which may place such employees at a higher risk of complications or death if they are infected with COVID-19; and(e)special measures for employees above the age of 60 who are at a higher risk of complications or death if they are infected with COVID-19.
(9)The requirements as set out in subregulation (6) applies with the necessary changes, to any other building that is not provided for by subregulation (6).
(10)All courier and delivery services shall provide for minimal personal contact during delivery.
(11)All banks as defined in the Banks Act, 1990 (Act No. 94 of 1990) and financial institutions as defined in the Financial Sector Regulation Act, 2017 (Act No. 9 of 2017), must—(a)ensure that all automated teller machines of that bank or financial institution, if any in the case of a financial institution, that is not a bank, have hand sanitisers for use by the public at each automated teller machine; and(b)take steps to ensure that persons queuing at the automated teller machine maintain a distance of one and a half metres from each other.

50. Movement of persons

(1)Every person is confined to his or her place of residence from 23H00 until 04H00 daily, unless a person—(a)has been granted permission through directions issued by the relevant Cabinet member or a permit, which corresponds with Form 7 of Annexure A, to perform a service other than a service related to an activity listed under Table 3;(b)is attending to a security or medical emergency; or(c)arrives on a flight or is travelling to or from an airport which necessitates travelling during restricted hours of movement; Provided that the person traveling is in possession of a valid boarding pass as proof of flight or a copy of the airline ticket.
(2)Any person who fails to abide by the curfew referred to in subregulation (1) commits an offence and is, on conviction, liable to a fine or a period of imprisonment not exceeding six months, or to both such fine and imprisonment.
(3)Closing time for the following establishments, whether indoors or outdoors, is 22H00:(a)cinemas;(b)theatres;(c)casinos;(d)museums, galleries and archives;(e)public swimming pools;(f)beaches and public parks;(g)game parks, botanical gardens, aquariums and zoos;(h)gyms and fitness centres;(i)restaurants bars, shebeens and taverns;(j)venues hosting auctions;(k)venues hosting professionalsport; and(l)venues hosting faith-based, or religious gatherings; and(m)social, political and cultural gatherings.
(4)Inter-provincial travel is permitted.

51. Opening and closure of schools

The Cabinet member responsible for basic education may by direction contemplated in regulation 4(3), determine the dates on which schools may be opened or closed, as defined in the South African Schools Act, 1996 (Act No.84 of 1996) and any matter related to the management of schools in the basic education sector, to address, prevent and combat the spread of COVID-19 in all schools.

52. Attendance of funerals

(1)Attendance of a funeral is limited to 100 persons or less and if the venue is too small to hold the prescribed number of persons observing a distance of at least one and a half metres from each other, then not more than 50 percent of the capacity of the venue may be used, subject to strict adherence to all health protocols and all persons maintaining a distance of one and a half metres from each other.
(2)Night vigils are not allowed.
(3)After-funeral gatherings, including "after-tears" gatherings, are not allowed.
(4)During a funeral, a person must wear a face mask and adhere to all health protocols and social distancing measures.
(5)The duration of a funeral is restricted to a maximum of two hours.

53. Gatherings

(1)Every person, when attending a gathering and in order to limit exposure to COVID-19, must—(a)wear a face mask;(b)adhere to all health protocols;(c)maintain a distance of at least one and a half metres from each other;(d)adhere to the curfew hours as provided for in regulation 50; and(e)adhere to any other health protocols and social distancing measures as provided for in directions issued by the relevant Cabinet member after consultation with the Cabinet member responsible for health.
(2)An owner or operator of any indoor or outdoor facility where gatherings are held must display the certificate of occupancy which sets out the maximum number of persons the facility may hold.
(3)All—(i)faith-based or religious gatherings; and(ii)social, political and cultural gatherings,are permitted but limited to 100 persons or less for indoor venues and 250 persons or less for outdoor venues and if the venue is too small to hold the prescribed number of persons observing a distance of at least one and a half metres from each other, then not more than 50 percent of the capacity of the venue may be used, subject to strict adherence to all health protocols and social distancing measures.
(4)Gatherings at a workplace for work purposes are allowed, subject to strict adherence to all health protocols and social distancing measures.
(5)(a)Hotels, lodges, bed and breakfasts, timeshare facilities, resorts and guest houses are allowed full capacity of the available rooms for accommodation, with patrons wearing face masks and observing a distance of at least one and a half metres from each other when in common spaces.(b)Restaurants, bars, shebeens and taverns are subject to a limitation of a maximum of 100 persons or less for indoor venues and 250 persons or less for outdoor venues and if the venue is too small to hold 100 persons indoors or 250 persons outdoors observing a distance of at least one and a half metres from each other, then not more than 50 percent of the capacity of the venue may be used.(c)Conferencing, dining and entertainment facilities are subject to a limitation of a maximum of 100 persons or less for indoor venues and 250 persons or less for outdoor venues and if the venue is too small to hold 100 persons indoors or 250 persons outdoors observing a distance of at least one and a half metres from each other, then not more than 50 percent of the capacity of the venue may be used.(d)Every business premises, including but not limited to supermarkets, shops, grocery stores, produce markets and pharmacies, are subject to a limitation of 50 percent of the floor space, which includes customers and employees, and subject to strict adherence to all healthprotocols including wearing of face masks, sanitising and social distancing measures.
(6)Sporting activities, including both professional and nonprofessional matches, by recognised sporting bodies are allowed, subject to strict adherence to the times of operation as provided for in regulation 50(3) and the following:(a)Directions for sports matches issued by the Cabinet member responsible for sport after consultation with the Cabinet member responsible for health;(b)only journalists, radio, television crew, security personnel, emergency medical services, and the necessary employees employed by the owners of the venue of the sport match, are allowed at the venue of the sport match;(c)only the required number of players, match officials, support staff and medical crew required for the sport match, are allowed at the venue of the sport match;(d)no spectators are allowed at the venue of the sports match; and(e)international sport events involving countries with a low or medium COVID-19 infection and transmission rate are allowed.
(7)An enforcement officer must, where a gathering in contravention of the regulations takes place—(a)order the persons at the gathering to disperse immediately; and(b)if the persons refuse to disperse, take appropriate action, which may, subject to the Criminal Procedure Act, 1977 (Act No. 51 of 1977), include the arrest and detention of any person at the gathering.

54. Eviction and demolition of places of residence

(1)A person may not be evicted from his or her land or home or have his or her place of residence demolished for the duration of the national state of disaster unless a competent court has granted an order authorising the eviction or demolition.
(2)A competent court may suspend or stay an order for eviction or demolition contemplated in subregulation (1) until after the lapse or termination of the national state of disaster unless the court is of the opinion that it is not just or equitable to suspend or stay the order having regard, in addition to any other relevant consideration, to—(a)the need, in the public interest for all persons to have access to a place of residence and basic services to protect their health and the health of others and to avoid unnecessary movement and gathering with other persons;(b)any restrictions on movement or other relevant restrictions in place at the relevant time in terms of these Regulations;(c)the impact of the disaster on the parties;(d)the prejudice to any party of a delay in executing the order and whether such prejudice outweighs the prejudice of the persons who will be subject to the order;(e)whether any affected person has been prejudiced in their ability to access legal services as a result of the disaster;(f)whether affected persons will have immediate access to an alternative place of residence and basic services;(g)whether adequate measures are in place to protect the health of any person in the process of a relocation;(h)whether any occupier is causing harm to others or there is a threat to life; and(i)whether the party applying for such an order has taken reasonable steps in good faith, to make alternative arrangements with all affected persons, including but not limited to payment arrangements that would preclude the need for any relocation during the national state of disaster.
(3)A court hearing an application to authorise an eviction or demolition may, where appropriate and in addition to any other report that is required by law, request a report from the responsible member of the executive regarding the availability of emergency accommodation or quarantine or isolation facilities pursuant to these Regulations.

55. Rental housing

(1)During the national state of disaster, the Rental Housing Tribunals established under the Rental Housing Act, 1999 (Act No. 50 of 1999)—(a)must determine fair procedures for the urgent hearing of disputes; or(b)may grant an urgent ex parte spoliation order including to restore the occupation of a dwelling or access to services provided that an affected party may, on 24 hours' notice, require that a hearing be promptly convened.
(2)During the national state of disaster and without derogating from the protections afforded by the Rental Housing Act, 1999 or any provincial unfair practice regulation in place or the duty to consider the interests of both the landlord and tenant on a just and equitable basis, the following conduct is presumed to be an unfair practice for purposes of the Act:(a)The termination of services in circumstances where—(i)the landlord has failed to provide reasonable notice and an opportunity to make representations;(ii)the landlord has failed, reasonably and in good faith, to make the necessary arrangements including to reach an agreement regarding alternative payment arrangements, where applicable; or(iii)no provision has been made for the ongoing provision of basic services during the national state of disaster.(b)The imposition of any penalty for the late payment of rental where the default is caused by the disaster, whether or not the penalty takes the form of an administrative charge or any other form other than interest.(c)The failure of a landlord or tenant to engage reasonably and in good faith to make arrangements to cater for the exigencies of the disaster.(d)Any other conduct prejudicing the ongoing occupancy of a place of residence, prejudicing the health of any person or prejudicing the ability of any person to comply with the applicable restrictions on movement that is unreasonable or oppressive having regard to the prevailing circumstances.
(3)Where the protections afforded by any Unfair Practice Regulations in force in any province are greater than those provided in this regulation, the provisions of the provincial Unfair Practice Regulations shall apply.
(4)The Cabinet memberresponsible for human settlements must, after consulting with the Rental Housing Tribunals, issue directions disseminating information about the manner in which the Tribunals will conduct their proceedings during the national state of disaster including, but not limited to—(a)the manner in which Tribunals will facilitate expeditious access to any aggrieved person; and(b)the convening of remote hearings or the convening of hearings at any suitable place.

56. Places and premises closed to the public

(1)Night clubs are closed to the public.
(2)The Cabinet member responsible for cooperative governance and traditional affairs may, by directions, determine a place or premises that must be closed, if there is a risk of any members of the public being exposed to C0VID-19 at such a place or premises.

57. Initiation practices

(1)Initiation practices are permitted, subject to the submission of a risk adjusted plan for the conducting of initiation practices to the relevant Cabinet members by the provincial executive responsible for traditional affairs and strict adherence to all health protocols and social distancing measures as provided for in directions issued by the relevant Cabinet member after consultation with the Cabinet member responsible for health.
(2)Post-initiation celebrations ("imigidi") are permitted, subject to a limitation of 100 persons or less for indoor venues and 250 persons or less for outdoor venues and if the venue is too small to hold the prescribed number of persons observing a distance of at least one and a half metres from each other, then not more than 50 percent of the capacity of the venue may be used.

58. Controlled visits by members of the public

(1)All visits by members of the public to—(a)correctional centres;(b)remand detention facilities;(c)police holding cells;(d)military detention facilities;(e)health establishments and facilities, except to receive treatment or medication, subject to strict adherence to health protocols; and(f)older persons' residential facilities, are permitted to the extent and in the manner directed by the relevant Cabinet member.
(2)The Independent Electoral Commission will be allowed to visit the institutions referred to in subregulation (1), where required for the purposes of voter registration, or special voting, to the extent and in the manner set out in Directions by the relevant Cabinet member.

59. Partial re-opening of borders

(1)The 20 land borders which are fully operational, will remain as such and the 33 land borders which were closed, will remain closed.
(2)Traveling to and from the Republic is allowed, subject to subregulation (3).
(3)Daily commuters from neighbouring countries who attend or teach at a school in the Republic, and who are allowed entry into and exit from the Republic, are subject to compliance with protocols relating to—(a)screening for COVID-19 and quarantine or isolation, where necessary;(b)the wearing of a face mask;(c)transportation; and(d)sanitisation and social distancing measures as per the relevant health protocols on safety and prevention of the spread of COVID-19.
(4)(a)International air travel is restricted to the following airports—(i)OR Tambo International Airport;(ii)King Shaka International Airport;(iii)Cape Town International Airport;(iv)Lanseria International Airport; and(v)Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport.(b)Long-haul flight departures and landings at the airports listed in paragraph (a) are permitted during the hours of curfew as provided for in regulation 50(1).(c)All international travellers arriving at the airports listed in paragraph (a) must provide a valid certificate of a negative COVID-19 test, recognised by the World Health Organisation, which was obtained not more than 72 hours before the date of travel.(d)In the event of the traveller’s failure to submit a certificate as proof of a negative COVID-19test, the traveller will be required to do an antigen test on arrival at his or her own cost and in the event of a traveller testing positive for COVID-19, he or she will be required to isolate him or herself at his or her own cost, fora period of 10 days.
(5)All commercial seaports will remain open and small crafts will be allowed entry into seaports, in-line with all health and border law enforcement protocols.

60. Transportation of cargo

(1)Rail, ocean, air and road transport is permitted for the movement of cargo to and from other countries and within the Republic, subject to national legislation and any directions issued in terms of subregulation (2), for the transportation of goods for export and for import.
(2)The Cabinet member responsible for trade, industry and competition may, after consultation with the Cabinet members responsible for transport and finance, issue directions that provide for the management, administration and prioritisation of exports or imports, taking into account the need to prevent and limit the spread of COVID-19 and to deal with the destructive and other effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
(3)The Cabinet member responsible for transport may, after consultation with the Cabinet members responsible for cooperative governance and traditional affairs, trade, industry and competition, health, justice and correctional services, finance and public enterprises, issue directions relating to health protocols applicable to sea cargo operations and air freight operation.

61. Public transport

(1)For purposes of this regulation "long distance travel" is a trip of 200 km or more.
(2)The Cabinet member responsible for transport must, after consultation with the Cabinet members responsible for cooperative governance and traditional affairs, health, police, trade, industry and competition, and justice and correctional services, issue directions for the resumption of different modes of public transport to cater for the gradual return to work of people, in respect of—(a)domestic air travel;(b)rail, bus services, taxi services;(c)e-hailing services; and(d)private vehicles.
(3)Bus and taxi services—(a)may not carry more than 70 percent of the licensed capacity for long distance travel; and(b)may carry 100 percent of the licensed capacity for any trip not regarded as long distance travel in terms of subregulation (1).
(4)A driver, owner or operator of public transport may not allow any member of the public who is not wearing a face mask, to board or be conveyed in a public transport owned or operated by him or her.
(5)The directions to be issued by the Cabinet member responsible fortransport must set out the health protocols that must be adhered to and the steps to be followed for the limitation of the exposure of members of the public using public transport to COVID-19.

62. Sale, dispensing and transportation of liquor

(1)The sale of liquor(a)by a licensed premises for off-site consumption, is permitted during licenced trading hours, subject to the laws governing such licences; and(b)by a licensed premises for on-site consumption is permitted, subject to strict adherence to the curfew contemplated in regulation 50(3).
(2)The transportation of liquor is permitted.
(3)The consumption of liquor in public places, except in licensed on-site consumption premises, is not permitted.
(4)The sale and consumption of liquor in contravention of subregulation (1)(b) and (3), is an offence.

63. Operation of economic sector

(1)Businesses may operate except for those set out in Table 4.
(2)Relevant health protocols and social distancing measures for persons employed in private residences must be adhered to.
(3)Relevant health protocols and social distancing measures set out in directions must be adhered to, in addition to the occupational health and safety directions issued by the Cabinet member responsible for employment and labour, and applicable labour legislation.
(4)(a)Firms must adhere to any sector-specific health protocols intended to limit the spread of COVID-19 in the sector concerned.(b)Sector-specific health protocols may address matters such as work rotation, staggered working hours, shift systems, remote working arrangements, special measures affecting persons with greater vulnerabilities or similar measures, in order to achieve social distancing, protect employees or limit congestion in public transport and at the workplace.(c)Sector-specific health protocols where these are still to be developed, must be developed and issued by Cabinet members responsible for a sector in consultation with the Cabinet member responsible for health.

64. Offences and penalties

(1)For the duration of the national state of disaster, any person who 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)For the purposes of this Chapter, any person who fails to comply with or contravenes a provision of regulations 49C(2), (3) and (7), 50(1) and (3), 61(3)(a), 62(1)(b) and 62(3) of these Regulations commits an offence and is, on conviction, liable to a fine or to imprisonment for a period not exceeding six months or to both such fine and imprisonment.[Chapter 5 added by section 5 of Government Notice 891-B of 2020 and substituted by section 3 of Government Notice R477 of 2021]

Chapter 6
Alert Level 1

65. Application of Alert Level

The regulations set out in this Chapter apply during Alert Level 1.

66. Notification by district municipalities

All district municipalities must, after consultation with its local municipalities in its area–(a)alert communities within that district of the increasing number of infections that could lead to that district being declared a hotspot;(b)publish on their websites and in the local media, areas with high infection rates within the district; and(c)update the information as and when it becomes available.

67. Compliance officers

(1)Industries, businesses and entities, both private and in the public sector, must–(a)designate a COVID-19 compliance officer who must oversee–(i)the implementation of the plan referred to in paragraph (b); and(ii)strict adherence to the standards of hygiene and health protocols relating to COVID-19 at the workplace;(b)develop a plan containing measures to ensure that the workplace meets the standards of health protocols, adequate space for employees and social distancing measures for the public and service providers, as required; and(c)retain a copy of the plan for inspection, which plan must also contain the details of the COVID-19 compliance officer.
(2)A person in control of a retail store or institution must–(a)take steps to ensure that customers keep a distance of at least one and a half metres from each other and that all directions in respect of health protocols and social distancing measures are strictly adhered to; and(b)designate a compliance officer to ensure that safety controls are strictly adhered to and display the name of the compliance officer prominently in the store or institution in a visible area.

68. Movement of persons

(1)Every person is confined to his or her place of residence from 00H00 until 04H00 daily, unless a person–(a)has been granted permission through directions issued by the relevant Cabinet member or a permit, which corresponds with Form 7 of Annexure A, to perform a service other than a service related to an activity listed under Table 4;(b)is attending to a security or medical emergency; or(c)arrives on a flight or is travelling to or from an airport which necessitates travelling during restricted hours of movement: Provided that the person traveling is in possession of a valid boarding pass as proof of flight or a copy of the airline ticket.
(2)Any person who fails to abide by the curfew referred to in subregulation (1) commits an offence and is, on conviction, liable to a fine or a period of imprisonment not exceeding six months, or to both such fine and imprisonment.
(3)Closing time for the following establishments, whether indoors or outdoors, is 23H00:(a)cinemas;(b)theatres;(c)casinos;(d)museums, galleries and archives;(e)public swimming pools;(f)beaches and public parks;(g)game parks, botanical gardens, aquariums and zoos;(h)gyms and fitness centres;(i)restaurants, bars, shebeens and taverns;(j)venues hosting auctions;(k)venues hosting professional sport;(l)venues hosting faith-based or religious gatherings; and(j)social, political and cultural gatherings.[Please note: numbering as in original.]
(4)Inter-provincial travel is permitted.[regulation 68 substituted by section 2 of Government Notice R284 of 2021]

69. Opening and closure of schools

The Cabinet member responsible for basic education may by direction contemplated in regulation 4(3), determine the dates on which schools may be opened or closed, as defined in the South African Schools Act, 1996 (Act No. 84 of 1996) and any matter related to the management of schools in the basic education sector, to address, prevent and combat the spread of COVID-19 in all schools.

70. Mandatory protocols when in a public place

(1)For the purposes of these Regulations, a 'face mask' means a cloth face mask or a homemade item that covers the nose and mouth, or another appropriate item to cover the nose and mouth.
(2)The wearing of a face mask is mandatory for every person when in a public place, excluding a child under the age of six years, and any person who fails to comply with a verbal instruction by an enforcement officer to wear a face mask, commits an offence and is, on conviction, liable to a fine or a period of imprisonment not exceeding six months, or to both such fine and imprisonment.
(3)No person will be allowed to–(a)use, operate, perform any service on any form of public transport;(b)enter or be in a building, place or premises, including government buildings, places or premises, used by the public to obtain goods or services; or(c)be in any public open space, if he or she is not wearing a face mask.
(4)The prohibition in subregulation (3)(c) shall not apply to a person who undertakes vigorous exercise in a public place, provided that the person maintains a distance of at least one and a half metres from any other person.
(5)An employer may not allow any employee to perform any duties or enter the employment premises if the employee is not wearing a face mask while performing his or her duties.
(6)Every business premises, including, but not limited to, a supermarket, shop, grocery store, retail store, wholesale produce market or pharmacy shall–(a)determine their area of floor space in square metres;(b)based on the information contemplated in paragraph (a), determine the number of customers and employees that may be inside the premises in order to comply with the limitation as provided for in regulation 72(5)(c) of the Regulations and subject to strict adherence to all health protocols and social distancing measures;(c)take steps to ensure that persons queuing inside or outside the premises are able to maintain a distance of one and a half metres from each other;(d)provide hand sanitisers for use by the public and employees at the entrance to the premises; and(e)assign, in writing, an employee or any other suitable person, as the compliance employee, who must ensure–(i)compliance with the measures provided for in paragraphs (a) to (d); and(ii)that all directions in respect of hygienic conditions and limitation of exposure to persons with COVID-19 are adhered to.
(7)Any business whose premises exceeds the maximum number of customers and employees determined in subregulation (6) commits an offence and is, on conviction, liable to a fine or to imprisonment for a period not exceeding six months or to both such fine and imprisonment.
(8)All employers must, adopt measures to promote physical distancing of employees, including–(a)enabling employees to work from home or minimising the need for employees to be physically present at the workplace;(b)the provision for adequate space;(c)restrictions on face to face meetings;(d)special measures for employees with known or disclosed health issues or comorbidities, or with any condition which may place such employees at a higher risk of complications or death if they are infected with COVID-19; and(e)special measures for employees above the age of 60 who are at a higher risk of complications or death if they are infected with COVID-19.
(9)The requirements as set out in subregulation (6) applies with the necessary changes, to any other building that is not provided for by subregulation (6).
(10)All courier and delivery services shall provide for minimal personal contact during delivery.
(11)All banks as defined in the Banks Act, 1990 (Act No. 94 of 1990) and financial institutions as defined in the Financial Sector Regulation Act, 2017 (Act No. 9 of 2017), must–(a)ensure that all automated teller machines of that bank or financial institution, if any in the case of a financial institution, that is not a bank, have hand sanitisers for use by the public at each automated teller machine; and(b)take steps to ensure that persons queuing at the automated teller machine maintain a distance of one and a half metres from each other.

71. Attendance of funerals

(1)Attendance of a funeral is limited to 100 persons or less and if the venue is too small to hold the prescribed number of persons observing a distance of at least one and a half metres from each other, then not more than 50 percent of the capacity of the venue may be used, subject to strict adherence to all health protocols and all persons maintaining a distance of one and a half metres from each other.
(2)Night vigils are not allowed.
(3)After-funeral gatherings, including "after-tears" gatherings, are not allowed.
(4)During a funeral, a person must wear a face mask and adhere to all health protocols and social distancing measures.
(5)The duration of a funeral is restricted to a maximum of two hours.[regulation 71 substituted by section 3 of Government Notice R284 of 2021]

72. Gatherings

(1)Every person, when attending a gathering and in order to limit exposure to COVID-19, must–(a)wear a face mask;(b)adhere to all health protocols;(c)maintain a distance of at least one and a half metres from each other;(d)adhere to the curfew hours as provided for in regulation 68; and(e)adhere to any other health protocols and social distancing measures as provided for in directions issued by the relevant Cabinet member after consultation with the Cabinet member responsible for health.
(2)An owner or operator of any indoor or outdoor facility where gatherings are held must display the certificate of occupancy which sets out the maximum number of persons the facility may hold.
(3)(a)All-(i)faith-based or religious gatherings; and(ii)social, political and cultural gatherings,are permitted but limited to 250 persons or less for indoor venues and 500 persons or less for outdoor venues and if the venue is too small to hold the prescribed number of persons observing a distance of at least one and a half metres from each other, then not more than 50 percent of the capacity of the venue may be used, subject to strict adherence to all health protocols and social distancing measures.(b)Persons attending faith-based or religious gatherings are not permitted to-(i)sleep-over, after a service, at the place of worship; and(ii)gather outside of the designated places of worship.
(4)Gatherings at a workplace for work purposes are allowed, subject to strict adherence to all health protocols and social distancing measures.
(5)(a)Hotels, lodges, bed and breakfasts, timeshare facilities, resorts and guest houses are allowed full capacity of the available rooms for accommodation, with patrons wearing face masks and observing a distance of at least one and a half metres from each other when in common spaces.(b)Restaurants, bars, shebeens and taverns are subject to a limitation of a maximum of 250 persons or less for indoor venues and 500 persons or less for outdoor venues and if the venue is too small to hold 250 persons indoors or 500 persons outdoors observing a distance of at least one and a half metres from each other, then not more than 50 percent of the capacity of the venue may be used.(c)Conferencing, dining and entertainment facilities are subject to a limitation of a maximum of 250 persons or less for indoor venues and 500 persons or less for outdoor venues and if the venue is too small to hold 250 persons indoors or 500 persons outdoors observing a distance of at least one and a half metres from each other, then not more than 50 percent of the capacity of the venue may be used.(d)Every business premises, including but not limited to supermarkets, shops, grocery stores, produce markets and pharmacies, are subject to a limitation of 50 percent of the floor space, which includes customers and employees, and subject to strict adherence to all health protocols including wearing of face masks, sanitising and social distancing measures.
(6)Sporting activities, including both professional and non-professional matches, by recognised sporting bodies are allowed, subject to strict adherence to the times of operation as provided for in regulation 68(3) and the following:(a)Directions for sports matches issued by the Cabinet member responsible for sport after consultation with the Cabinet member responsible for health;(b)only journalists, radio, television crew, security personnel, emergency medical services, and the necessary employees employed by the owners of the venue of the sport match, are allowed at the venue of the sport match;(c)only the required number of players, match officials, support staff and medical crew required for the sport match, are allowed at the venue of the sport match;(d)no spectators are allowed at the venue of the sports match; and(e)international sport events involving countries with a low or medium COVID-19 infection and transmission rate are allowed.
(7)An enforcement officer must, where a gathering in contravention of the regulations takes place–(a)order the persons at the gathering to disperse immediately; and(b)if the persons refuse to disperse, take appropriate action, which may, subject to the Criminal Procedure Act, 1977 (Act No. 51 of 1977), include the arrest and detention of any person at the gathering.
(8)The provisions of this regulation shall be reviewed and amended where necessary, within fifteen days from the date of publication of this regulation in the Gazette.[regulation 72 substituted by section 4 of Government Notice R284 of 2021]

73. Eviction and demolition of places of residence

(1)A person may not be evicted from his or her land or home or have his or her place of residence demolished for the duration of the national state of disaster unless a competent court has granted an order authorising the eviction or demolition.
(2)A competent court may suspend or stay an order for eviction or demolition contemplated in subregulation (1) until after the lapse or termination of the national state of disaster unless the court is of the opinion that it is not just or equitable to suspend or stay the order having regard, in addition to any other relevant consideration, to–(a)the need, in the public interest for all persons to have access to a place of residence and basic services to protect their health and the health of others and to avoid unnecessary movement and gathering with other persons;(b)any restrictions on movement or other relevant restrictions in place at the relevant time in terms of these Regulations;(c)the impact of the disaster on the parties;(d)the prejudice to any party of a delay in executing the order and whether such prejudice outweighs the prejudice of the persons who will be subject to the order;(e)whether any affected person has been prejudiced in their ability to access legal services as a result of the disaster;(f)whether affected persons will have immediate access to an alternative place of residence and basic services;(g)whether adequate measures are in place to protect the health of any person in the process of a relocation;(h)whether any occupier is causing harm to others or there is a threat to life; and(i)whether the party applying for such an order has taken reasonable steps in good faith, to make alternative arrangements with all affected persons, including but not limited to payment arrangements that would preclude the need for any relocation during the national state of disaster.
(3)A court hearing an application to authorise an eviction or demolition may, where appropriate and in addition to any other report that is required by law, request a report from the responsible member of the executive regarding the availability of emergency accommodation or quarantine or isolation facilities pursuant to these Regulations.

74. Rental housing

(1)During the national state of disaster, the Rental Housing Tribunals established under the Rental Housing Act, 1999 (Act No 50 of 1999)–(a)must determine fair procedures for the urgent hearing of disputes; or(b)may grant an urgent ex parte spoliation order including to restore the occupation of a dwelling or access to services provided that an affected party may, on 24 hours' notice, require that a hearing be promptly convened.
(2)During the national state of disaster and without derogating from the protections afforded by the Rental Housing Act, 1999 or any provincial unfair practice regulation in place or the duty to consider the interests of both the landlord and tenant on a just and equitable basis, the following conduct is presumed to be an unfair practice for purposes of the Act:(a)The termination of services in circumstances where–(i)the landlord has failed to provide reasonable notice and an opportunity to make representations;(ii)the landlord has failed, reasonably and in good faith, to make the necessary arrangements including to reach an agreement regarding alternative payment arrangements, where applicable; or(iii)no provision has been made for the ongoing provision of basic services during the national state of disaster.(b)The imposition of any penalty for the late payment of rental where the default is caused by the disaster, whether or not the penalty takes the form of an administrative charge or any other form other than interest.(c)The failure of a landlord or tenant to engage reasonably and in good faith to make arrangements to cater for the exigencies of the disaster.(d)Any other conduct prejudicing the ongoing occupancy of a place of residence, prejudicing the health of any person or prejudicing the ability of any person to comply with the applicable restrictions on movement that is unreasonable or oppressive having regard to the prevailing circumstances.
(3)Where the protections afforded by any Unfair Practice Regulations in force in any province are greater than those provided in this regulation, the provisions of the provincial Unfair Practice Regulations shall apply.
(4)The Cabinet member responsible for human settlements must, after consulting with the Rental Housing Tribunals, issue directions disseminating information about the manner in which the Tribunals will conduct their proceedings during the national state of disaster including, but not limited to–(a)the manner in which Tribunals will facilitate expeditious access to any aggrieved person; and(b)the convening of remote hearings or the convening of hearings at any suitable place.

75. Places and premises closed to the public

(1)Night clubs are closed to the public.
(2)The Cabinet member responsible for cooperative governance and traditional affairs may, by directions, determine a place or premises that must be closed, if there is a risk of any members of the public being exposed to COVID-19 at such a place or premises.

76. Initiation practices

(1)Initiation practices are permitted, subject to the submission of a risk adjusted plan for the conducting of initiation practices to the relevant Cabinet members by the provincial executive responsible for traditional affairs and strict adherence to all health protocols and social distancing measures as provided for in directions issued by the relevant Cabinet member after consultation with the Cabinet member responsible for health.
(2)Post-initiation celebrations ("imigidi") are permitted, subject to a limitation of 100 persons or less for indoor venues and 250 persons or less for outdoor venues and if the venue is too small to hold the prescribed number of persons observing a distance of at least one and a half metres from each other, then not more than 50 percent of the capacity of the venue may be used.

77. Controlled visits by members of the public

(1)All visits by members of the public to–(a)correctional centres;(b)remand detention facilities;(c)police holding cells;(d)military detention facilities;(e)health establishments and facilities, except to receive treatment or medication, subject to strict adherence to health protocols; and(f)older persons' residential facilities,are permitted to the extent and in the manner directed by the relevant Cabinet member.
(2)The Independent Electoral Commission will be allowed to visit the institutions referred to in subregulation (1), where required for the purposes of voter registration, or special voting, to the extent and in the manner set out in Directions by the relevant Cabinet member.

78. Partial re-opening of borders

(1)The 20 land borders which are fully operational, will remain as such and the 33 land borders which were closed, will remain closed.
(2)Traveling to and from the Republic is allowed, subject to subregulation (3).
(3)Daily commuters from neighbouring countries who attend or teach at a school in the Republic, and who are allowed entry into and exit from the Republic, are subject to compliance with protocols relating to–(a)screening for COVID-19 and quarantine or isolation, where necessary;(b)the wearing of a face mask;(c)transportation; and(d)sanitisation and social distancing measures as per the relevant health protocols on safety and prevention of the spread of COVID-19.
(4)(a)International air travel is restricted to the following airports–(i)OR Tambo International Airport;(ii)King Shaka International Airport;(iii)Cape Town International Airport;(iv)Lanseria International Airport; and(v)Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport.(b)Long-haul flight departures and landings at the airports listed in paragraph (a) are permitted during the hours of curfew as provided for in regulation 68(1).(c)All international travellers arriving at the airports listed in paragraph (a) must provide a valid certificate of a negative COVID-19 test, recognised by the World Health Organisation, which was obtained not more than 72 hours before the date of travel.(d)In the event of the traveller's failure to submit a certificate as proof of a negative COVID-19 test, the traveller will be required to do an antigen test on arrival at his or her own cost and in the event of a traveller testing positive for COVID-19, he or she will be required to isolate him or herself at his or her own cost, for a period of 10 days.
(5)All commercial seaports will remain open and small crafts will be allowed entry into seaports, in-line with all health and border law enforcement protocols.

79. Transportation of cargo

(1)Rail, ocean, air and road transport is permitted for the movement of cargo to and from other countries and within the Republic, subject to national legislation and any directions issued in terms of subregulation (2), for the transportation of goods for export and for import.
(2)The Cabinet member responsible for trade, industry and competition may, after consultation with the Cabinet members responsible for transport and finance, issue directions that provide for the management, administration and prioritisation of exports or imports, taking into account the need to prevent and limit the spread of COVID-19 and to deal with the destructive and other effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
(3)The Cabinet member responsible for transport may, after consultation with the Cabinet members responsible for cooperative governance and traditional affairs, trade, industry and competition, health, justice and correctional services, finance and public enterprises, issue directions relating to health protocols applicable to sea cargo operations and air freight operation.

80. Public transport

(1)For purposes of this regulation "long distance travel" is a trip of 200 km or more.
(2)The Cabinet member responsible for transport must, after consultation with the Cabinet members responsible for cooperative governance and traditional affairs, health, police, trade, industry and competition, and justice and correctional services, issue directions for the resumption of different modes of public transport to cater for the gradual return to work of people, in respect of–(a)domestic air travel;(b)rail, bus services, taxi services;(c)e-hailing services; and(d)private vehicles.
(3)Bus and taxi services–(a)may not carry more than 70 percent of the licensed capacity for long distance travel; and(b)may carry 100 percent of the licensed capacity for any trip not regarded as long distance travel in terms of subregulation (1).
(4)A driver, owner or operator of public transport may not allow any member of the public who is not wearing a face mask, to board or be conveyed in a public transport owned or operated by him or her.
(5)The directions to be issued by the Cabinet member responsible for transport must set out the health protocols that must be adhered to and the steps to be followed for the limitation of the exposure of members of the public using public transport to COVID-19.

80A. Definition and application

(1)For purposes of these regulations, "Easter period" means Friday 2 April 2021 from 00H01 until Monday 5 April 2021 at 23H59.
(2)Regulation 81 as substituted by these Regulations, will only apply during the Easter period, where after the provisions of regulation 81 as published by Government Notice No. R. 152 of 28 of February 2021, will resume.[regulation 80A inserted by section 5 of Government Notice R284 of 2021]

81. Sale, dispensing and transportation of liquor

(1)For the duration of the Easter period, the sale of liquor(a)by a licensed premises for off-site consumption, is prohibited; and(b)by a licensed premises for on-site consumption is permitted, subject to strict adherence to the curfew contemplated in regulation 68(3).
(2)The consumption of liquor in public places, except in licensed on-site consumption premises, is not permitted.
(3)Any person who fails to comply with, or contravenes a provision of subregulations (1) and (2), commits an offence and is, on conviction liable to a fine or to imprisonment for a period not exceeding six months, or to both such fine and imprisonment.[regulation 81 substituted by section 6 of Government Notice R284 of 2021 on 2 April 2021]

82. Operation of economic sector

(1)Businesses may operate except for those set out in Table 4.
(2)Relevant health protocols and social distancing measures for persons employed in private residences must be adhered to.
(3)Relevant health protocols and social distancing measures set out in directions must be adhered to, in addition to the occupational health and safety directions issued by the Cabinet member responsible for employment and labour, and applicable labour legislation.
(4)(a)Firms must adhere to any sector-specific health protocols intended to limit the spread of COVID-19 in the sector concerned.(b)Sector-specific health protocols may address matters such as work rotation, staggered working hours, shift systems, remote working arrangements, special measures affecting persons with greater vulnerabilities or similar measures, in order to achieve social distancing, protect employees or limit congestion in public transport and at the workplace.(c)Sector-specific health protocols where these are still to be developed, must be developed and issued by Cabinet members responsible for a sector in consultation with the Cabinet member responsible for health.

83. Offences and penalties

(1)For the duration of the national state of disaster, any person who 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)For the purposes of this Chapter, any person who fails to comply with or contravenes a provision of regulations 68(1) and (3), 70(2), (3) and (7); 80(3)(a), 81(1)(b) and 81(3) of these Regulations commits an offence and is, on conviction, liable to a fine or to imprisonment for a period not exceeding six months or to both such fine and imprisonment.[Chapter 6 added by section 4 of Government Notice 999 of 2020, amended by section 2(a) and (b) of Government Notice 1011 of 2020, by section 2(a) and (b) of Government Notice 1053 of 2020, by section 2 of Government Notice 1104 of 2020, by sections 2, 3 and 4 of Government Notice 1199 of 2020, by sections 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11 of Government Notice 1346 of 2020, by sections 2, 3 and 4 of Government Notice 1370 of 2020, by sections 2 and 3 of Government Notice 1421 of 2020 and substituted by section 3 of Government Notice 1290 of 2020 and by section 3 of Government Notice R152 of 2021]

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Chapter 8
COVID-19 Vaccine Injury No-Fault Compensation Scheme

88. Definitions

For the purposes of this Chapter, unless the context otherwise indicates-"claim" means a claim made in terms of regulation 95;"claimant" means a person who makes a claim in terms of regulation 95;"Promotion of Administrative Justice Act, 2000" means the Promotion of Administrative Justice Act, 2000 (Act No. 3 of 2000);"Public Finance Management Act, 1999" means the Public Finance Management Act, 1999 (Act No. 1 of 1999); and"Scheme" means the COVID-19 Vaccine Injury No-Fault Compensation Scheme established by regulation 89.[section 88 added by section 3 of Government Notice 376 of 2021]

89. Establishment of COVID-19 Vaccine Injury No-Fault Compensation Scheme

(1)A COVID-19 Vaccine Injury No-Fault Compensation Scheme is hereby established in terms of section 27(2)(c), (m) and (n) of the Act.
(2)The Scheme is an essential part of the COVID-19 vaccination roll-out, which is a critical component of the national plan and response to alleviate, contain and minimise the effects of the disaster, and ultimately to end the State of National Disaster.
(3)The purpose of the Scheme is to provide expeditious and easy access to compensation for persons who suffer harm, loss or damage as a result of vaccine injury referred to in regulation 93(3) and (4)(a) caused by the administration of a COVID-19 vaccine specified in terms of regulation 93(4)(b), at a facility within the Republic specified in terms of regulation 93(4)(c).
(4)In order to ensure the effective and efficient administration of the Scheme in a manner that ensures fairness in the assessment and administration of claims, and respects the constitutional rights of claimants, the Cabinet member responsible for Health must issue directions in terms of regulation 4 in consultation with the Cabinet member responsible for Finance in respect of-(a)the requirements relating to the administration of the Scheme;(b)the policy in respect of the administration of the Scheme;(c)the reporting of vaccine injuries;(d)the claims system;(e)the size of the causality panel, quantum panel and adjudication panel;(f)the qualifications for appointment of assessors on the causality panel, assessors on the quantum panel and members of the adjudication panel; and(g)any other matter relevant to the effective, efficient and fair administration of the Scheme.[section 89 added by section 3 of Government Notice 376 of 2021]

90. Administration

(1)The National Department of Health is responsible for the administration of the Scheme and its funds.
(2)(a)The Director-General of the National Department of Health may appoint a service provider to perform the administration, or certain administrative functions, of the Scheme, which has the necessary expertise and capacity to perform the functions efficiently, effectively, competently and fairly.(b)The applicable procurement procedures in terms of the Public Finance Management Act, 1999 and any other relevant legislation must be followed when appointing a service provider referred to in paragraph (a).(c)A service provider appointed in terms of paragraph (a) is accountable to the Director-General of the National Department of Health as the accounting officer of the Scheme.(d)The terms and conditions of employment of the employees of a service provider appointed in terms of paragraph (a) are determined in terms of their contracts of employment with the service provider.(e)Accounting by a service provider appointed in terms of paragraph (a) must be in accordance with directions issued by the Cabinet member responsible for Finance in terms of regulation 4.[section 90 added by section 3 of Government Notice 376 of 2021]

91. Financial management and oversight

(1)The funds of the Scheme consist of-(a)funds appropriated by an Act of Parliament to the vote of Health or from contingencies in terms of appropriation legislation or the Public Finance Management Act; and(b)funds donated to the Scheme.
(2)The Cabinet member responsible for Finance may, after consultation with the Cabinet member responsible for Health, issue directions in terms of regulation 4 in respect of the requirements relating to the financial management and oversight of the Scheme that are in accordance with the Public Finance Management Act, 1999.
(3)The funds of the Scheme shall be ring-fenced and shall not be utilised for purposes other than payment of compensation in terms of the Scheme, and the implementation and administration of the Scheme.[section 91 added by section 3 of Government Notice 376 of 2021]

92. Appeal panel, adjudication panel, causality panel and quantum panel

(1)The functionaries of the Scheme hereby established are:(a)The appeal panel;(b)The adjudication panel;(c)The causality panel; and(d)The quantum panel.
(2)(a)The Chairperson of the appeal panel must be a retired Judge and is appointed by the Cabinet member responsible for Health, after consultation with the Cabinet member responsible for Cabinet member responsible for Justice and Correctional Services.(b)The retired Judge referred to in paragraph (a) must be appointed in terms of the Judges' Remuneration and Conditions of Employment Act, 2001 (Act No. 47 of 2001).
(3)(a)The Cabinet member responsible for Health must appoint:(i)the assessors of the causality panel;(ii)the assessors of the quantum panel;(iii)the members of adjudication panel; and(iv)after consultation with the Chairperson of the appeal panel, the remaining members of the appeal panel.(b)The assessors of the causality panel and the quantum panel must possess medical expertise or other appropriate expertise to fulfil their functions in respect of the Scheme.(c)The members of the adjudication panel and the members of the appeal panel must be independent and possess appropriate expertise to fulfil their functions in respect of the Scheme.(d)The assessors of the causality panel, the members of the quantum panel, the members of the adjudication panel and the members of the appeal panel are appointed for the period, and on the terms and conditions, determined in writing by the Cabinet member responsible for Health.(e)The necessary administrative support shall be provided to the adjudication panel and appeal panel.
(4)The appeal panel, adjudication panel, causality panel and quantum panel must take decisions and make assessments in accordance with-(a)the eligibility requirements contained in regulation 93 and the directions issued in terms of regulation 93; and(b)the directions regarding the quantum and structure of compensation issued in terms of regulation 94.[section 92 added by section 3 of Government Notice 376 of 2021]

93. Eligibility

(1)A person who has suffered harm, loss or damage caused by a vaccine injury referred to in subregulations (3) and (4)(a) resulting from the administration of a COVID-19 vaccine specified in terms of in subregulation (4)(b), at a facility within the Republic specified in terms of subregulation (4)(c), is eligible for compensation from the Scheme.
(2)A dependant of a deceased person, who has suffered harm, loss or damage caused by the death of the deceased person, whose death was caused by a vaccine injury referred to in subregulations (3) and (4)(a) resulting from the administration of a COVID-19 vaccine specified in terms of in subregulation (4)(b), at a facility within the Republic specified in terms of subregulation (4)(c), is eligible for compensation from the Scheme.
(3)Vaccine injuries that are covered by the Scheme are severe injuries resulting in permanent or significant injury, serious harm to a person's health, other serious damage or death, as specified in directions issued in terms of subregulation (4)(a).
(4)The Cabinet member responsible for Health, in consultation with the Cabinet member responsible for Finance, must issue directions in terms of regulation 4 specifying-(a)the vaccine injuries covered;(b)the specific vaccines to be covered, which must be registered or otherwise approved by the South African Health Products Regulatory Authority and procured and distributed by the National Government;(c)facilities in the Republic where COVID-19 vaccinations are officially administered;(d)the timeline and duration of injury and the period of vaccinations that the Scheme will cover;(e)the types of claims that may be made; and(f)the period in respect of which claims may be instituted with the Scheme.[section 93 added by section 3 of Government Notice 376 of 2021]

94. Quantum and structure of compensation

The Cabinet member responsible for Health, in consultation with the Cabinet member responsible for Finance, must issue directions in terms of regulation 4 specifying the quantum and structure of compensation that will be provided under the Scheme to eligible persons and dependants in terms of regulations 93(1) and 93(2).[section 94 added by section 3 of Government Notice 376 of 2021]

95. Submission of claims and procedure

(1)Any person who maintains that they meet the requirements for claiming compensation from the Scheme in terms of regulation 93(1) or regulation 93(2) may submit a claim to the Scheme.
(2)The claim shall be submitted by the claimant in accordance with the form determined by the Cabinet member responsible for Health, which form shall be specified in directions issued in terms of regulation 4.
(3)The Cabinet member responsible for Health must, after consultation with the Chairperson of the appeal panel, issue directions in terms of regulation 4 setting out -(a)procedures for instituting and submitting claims to the Scheme, including the form to be used for submitting claims;(b)procedures for claims to be assessed by assessors of the causality and quantum panels, and adjudicated by the adjudication panel; and(c)procedures for appealing any decision of the adjudication panel.
(4)Whenever necessary for purposes of dealing with a claim, the Director-General: Health shall designate:(a)One or more assessors of the causality panel to assess the claim in terms of regulation 97;(b)one or more assessors of the quantum panel to assess the claim in terms of regulation 98; and(c)the required number of members of the adjudication panel to adjudicate the claim in terms of regulation 99.[section 95 added by section 3 of Government Notice 376 of 2021]

96. Effect of submission of claims on right to claim damages in court proceedings

(1)Any person who elects to submit a claim to the Scheme thereby waives and abandons his or her right to institute legal proceedings in a Court against any party for a claim arising from harm, loss or damage allegedly caused by a vaccine injury referred to in regulations 93(3) and (4)(a), caused by the administration of a COVID-19 vaccine specified in terms of regulation 93(4)(b), at a facility within the Republic specified in terms of regulation 93(4)(c).
(2)The Cabinet member responsible for Health must ensure that the form for submitting a claim contemplated in regulation 95(3)(a) explains in plain language that a claimant who submits a claim waives and abandons the rights set out in subregulation (1).[section 96 added by section 3 of Government Notice 376 of 2021]

97. Causality assessment

(1)A claim submitted to the Scheme in the prescribed form will be assessed by the designated assessor or assessors of the causality panel.
(2)The assessor or assessors must make a recommendation as to whether the claim meets the requirements for eligibility.
(3)(a)If the assessor or assessors recommend that the claim does meet the requirements for eligibility, the quantum of the claim will then be assessed by the quantum panel in terms of regulation 98(1).(b)If the assessor or assessors recommend that the claim does not meet the requirements for eligibility, the claim will then be referred to the adjudication panel for adjudication in terms of regulation 99(1).[section 97 added by section 3 of Government Notice 376 of 2021]

98. Quantum assessment

(1)(a)A claim contemplated by regulation 97(3)(a) will be assessed by the designated assessor or assessors of the quantum panel.(b)The assessor or assessors must make a recommendation as to the quantum and structure of compensation for the claim.(c)The claim will then be referred to the adjudication panel for adjudication in terms of regulation 99(2).
(2)(a)A claim contemplated by regulation 99(1)(a) will be assessed by the designated assessor or assessors of the quantum panel.(b)The assessor or assessors must make a recommendation as to the quantum and structure of compensation for the claim.(c)The claim will then be referred to the adjudication panel for adjudication of quantum in terms of regulation 99(3).[section 98 added by section 3 of Government Notice 376 of 2021]

99. Adjudication of claims

(1)A claim contemplated in regulation 97(3)(b) will be adjudicated by the designated members of the adjudication panel, who must consider the recommendation made and make a decision on whether to-(a)uphold the claim as complying with the requirements for eligibility and refer it for a quantum assessment in terms of section 97(2); or(b)reject the claim as not complying with the requirements for eligibility.
(2)A claim contemplated in regulation 98(1)(c) will be adjudicated by the designated members of the adjudication panel, who must consider the recommendations and make a decision on whether to-(a)uphold the claim as complying with the requirements for eligibility and determine the quantum and structure of compensation for the claim; or(b)reject the claim as not complying with the requirements for eligibility.
(3)A claim contemplated in regulation 98(2)(c) will be adjudicated by the designated members of the adjudication panel, who must consider the recommendation and determine the quantum and structure of compensation for the claim.[section 99 added by section 3 of Government Notice 376 of 2021]

100. Appeal and intervention by the Chairperson

(1)A claimant who is dissatisfied by:(a)the rejection of a claim by the adjudication panel; or(b)the quantum and structure of compensation determined by the adjudication panel, may appeal such decision to the appeal panel.
(2)Any claim rejected by the adjudication panel in terms of regulations 99(1)(b) or 99(2)(b) shall automatically be lodged with the Chairperson, who shall have the power to mero motu intervene in such decision and refer it to the appeal panel, which may adjudicate the claim as though it had been appealed.
(3)The appeal panel hearing an appeal in terms of subregulation (1) or intervening in terms of subregulation (2) has wide powers to adjudicate the claim, including to-(a)confirm, vary or set aside the decision of the adjudication panel;(b)call for and receive new information or evidence relevant to the claim; and(c)appoint appropriately qualified persons to assist in the exercise of the powers under this regulation.
(4)Any decision of the appeal panel is final and binding, save for where a party seeks to review the decision in terms of the Promotion of Administrative Justice Act, 2000.[section 100 added by section 3 of Government Notice 376 of 2021]

101. Duration and termination of Scheme

(1)This Chapter, the directions issued in terms hereof and the existenceof the Scheme-(a)will not cease to operate or cease to be of force and effect merely because the State of National Disaster comes to an end; and(b)will continue to operate and be of force and effect until a notice is published by the Cabinet member responsible for Health, in consultation with the Cabinet member responsible for Finance, in the Government Gazette terminating the Scheme.
(2)The Scheme shall not be terminated until-(a)the period for the lodgement of claims with the Scheme has expired; and(b)all claims lodged with the Scheme have been finalized.
(3)Any funds which remain in the Scheme immediately before it is terminated shall be deposited into the National Revenue Fund, or shall otherwise be dealt with in terms of an Act of Parliament.[section 101 added by section 3 of Government Notice 376 of 2021]

102. Contact details of the Scheme

The contact details of the Scheme are as follows:Council for Medical SchemesBlock A Ecoglades Office Park420 Witch-Hazel RoadEco ParkCenturione-mail: info@nfcfund.co.zaTelephone: 0861123267.[section 102 added by section 3 of Government Notice 376 of 2021][Chapter 8 added by section 3 of Government Notice 376 of 2021]

Table 1

Adjusted Alert Level 4

All persons who are able to work from home must do so. However, persons will be permitted to perform any type of work outside the home, and to travel to and from work for work purposes under Adjusted Alert Level 4, subject to—(a)strict adherence to health protocols and social distancing measures;(b)the return to work being phased-in in order to put in place measures to make the workplace COVID-19 ready;(c)the return to work being done in a manner that avoids and reduces risks of infection:and(d)the work not being listed under the specific exclusions in this Table.
Specific exclusions
1. Night vigils
2. After-funeral gatherings including "after-tears" gatherings.
3. All social gatherings.
4. Political events and traditional community meetings (izimbizo).
5. Night clubs.
6. The land borders that remain closed, excluding the land borders contemplated in regulation 26(1).
7. Initiation practices.
8. Post-initiation practices (imigidi).
9. Passenger ships for international leisure purposes, excluding small crafts, in line with health and border law enforcement.
10. Attendance of any sporting event by spectators.
11. Exclusions relating to public transport services as set cut in the directions issued by the Cabinet member responsible for transport.
12. Exclusions relating to education services as set out in the directions issued by the Cabinet members responsible for education.
[Table 1 substituted by section 5 of Government Notice R564 of 2021]

Table 2

Adjusted Alert Level 3

All persons who are able to work from home must do so. However, persons will be permitted to perform any type of work outside the home, and to travel to and from work and for work purposes under Adjusted Alert Level 3, subject to—(a)strict adherence to health protocols and social distancing measures;(b)the return to work being phased-in in order to put in place measures to make the workplace COVID-19 ready;(c)the return to work being done in a manner that avoids and reduces risks of infection; and(d)the work not being listed under the specific economic exclusions in this Table.
  Specific exclusions
1. Night vigils.
2. After-funeral gatherings including "after-tears" gatherings.
3. Night clubs.
4. The land borders that remain closed, excluding the land borders contemplated in regulation 42(1).
5. Passenger ships for international leisure purposes, excluding small crafts, in line with health and border law enforcement.
6. Attendance of any sporting event by spectators.
7. Exclusions relating to public transport services as set out in the directions issued by the Cabinet member responsible for transport.
8. Exclusions relating to education services as set out in the directions issued by the Cabinet members responsible for education.
[Table 2 substituted by section 6 of Government Notice 714 of 2020, by section 12 of Government Notice 763 of 2020, by section 6 of Government Notice 846 of 2020, by section 5 of Government Notice R1423 of 2020, by section 6 of Government Notice R11 of 2021, by section 12 of Government Notice R69 of 2021, by section 3 of Government Notice R92 of 2021, by section 3 of Government Notice R93 of 2021 and by section 4 of Government Notice R530 of 2021]

Table 3

Adjusted Alert Level 2

All persons who are able to work from home must do so. However, persons will be permitted to perform any type of work outside the home and to travel to and from work and for work purposes under Adjusted Alert Level 2, subject to—(a)strict compliance with health protocols and social distancing measures;(b)the return to work being phased-in in order to put in place measures to make the workplace COVID-19 ready;(c)the return to work being done in a manner that avoids and reduces risks of infection; and(d)the work not being listed under the specific economic exclusions in this Table.
  Specific economic exclusions
1 Night vigils.
2 After-funeral gatherings including 'after-tears" gatherings.
3 Night clubs.
4 The land borders that remain closed, excluding the land borders contemplated in regulation 59(1).
5 Passenger ships for international leisure purposes, excluding small crafts, in line with health and border law enforcement.
6 Attendance of any sporting event by spectators.
7 Exclusions relating to public transport services as set out in the directions issued by the Cabinet member responsible for transport.
8 Exclusions relating to education services as set out in the directions issued by ' the Cabinet members responsible for education.
[Table 3 added by section 6 of Government Notice 891-B of 2020 and substituted by section 4 of Government Notice R477 of 2021]

Table 4

Alert Level 1

All persons who are able to work from home must do so. However, persons will be permitted to perform any type of work outside the home, and to travel to and from work and for work purposes under Alert Level 1, subject to–(a)strict compliance with health protocols and social distancing measures.(b)the return to work being phased-in in order to put in place measures to make the workplace COVID-19 ready;(c)the return to work being done in a manner that avoids and reduces risks of infection; and(d)the work not being listed under the specific economic exclusions in this Table.
Specific exclusions
1. Night vigils.
2. After-funeral gatherings including "after-tears" gatherings.
3. Night clubs.
4. The land borders that remain closed, excluding the land borders contemplated in regulation 78(1).
5. Passenger ships for international leisure purposes, excluding small crafts, in line with health and border law enforcement.
6. Attendance of any sporting event by spectators.
7. Exclusions relating to public transport services as set out in the directions issued by the Cabinet member responsible for transport.
8. Exclusions relating to education services as set out in the directions issued by the Cabinet members responsible for education.
[Table 4 added by section 5 of Government Notice 999 of 2020, amended by section 3 of Government Notice 1053 of 2020, by section 3 of Government Notice 1104 of 2020, by section 5 of Government Notice 1199 of 2020, by section 9 of Government Notice 1370 of 2020 and by section 5 of Government Notice 1421 of 2020 and substituted by section 5 of Government Notice 1290 of 2020, by section 13 of Government Notice 1346 of 2020 and by section 4 of Government Notice R152 of 2021]

Annexure A

Form 1 (Regulation 7(2))

Order for a person to go to a site of isolation, quarantine facility, or 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-19 and who has refused to —☐ submit to a medical examination, including but not limited to the taking of any bodily sample by a person authorised in law to do so;☐ be admitted to a site to be used as isolation or a quarantine facility; or☐ submit to mandatory prophylaxis, treatment, isolation or quarantine or isolation in order to prevent transmission.I hereby issue an order for the submission of the said person to a medical examination, including the taking of any bodily sample by a person authorised in law.__________________________________________ Date ____________________MagistrateNote: This order 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) a period of ninety days has lapsed from the date of its issue; or(d) the purpose for the issuing of the order has lapsed.Signed at ________________ on this the _____________ day of ______________ 2020.Official stamp of Institution

Form 2 (Regulations *16(2)(b)/28(4)/33(1A))

*Permit to perform an essential or permitted service

• Please note that the person to whom the permit is issued must at all times present a form of identification 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.I, being the head of institution, with the below mentioned details,
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 the below mentioned official/employee is performing services in my institution
Surname  
Full names  
Identity number  
Place of residence of employee  
Signed at _______________on this the ___________ day of __________2020._________________________________Signature of Head of InstitutionOfficial stamp of Institution*Delete whichever is not applicable[Form 2 substituted by section 14 of Government Notice 763 of 2020]

Form 3 (Regulation 17(1)(c))

Permit for the movement of children to travel to another province/metropolitan area/district

Note: This permit and any form of identification must be in the possession of the person to whom this permit is issuedIn the Magistrates Court for the district of ____________________ held at _____________________________ on this _______ day of _____________ 2020.Before me ________________________________________ magistrate for the aforementioned district in chambersI, hereby issue this permit for travel to the following person:
Full names:  
Surname:  
Identity number:  
Address of place of residence:  
Province of residence:  
Contact details: Cell nr   Tel no (h)   e-mail address  
Metropolitan area/district travelling to:  
Province travelling to:  
Date of travel to:  
Date of return travel:  
Name of child concerned (must correspond with the birth certificate)  
Reason for movement of child(ren)  
 
 
I also declare that the above-mentioned person presented the documentation as required by *regulation 17(5).Signed at__________________________ this_____day of 2020._________________________Magistrate issuingOfficial stamp

Form 3A (Regulation 34(5))

Certificate for learners or students to travel to another province/metropolitan area/district

Note: This certificate and an identity document/drivers licence must be in the possession of the learner/student to whom this certificate is issuedI,
Full names:  
Surnames:  
Identity number:  
Name of school/institution  
Address of school/institution  
Province of school/institution  
Metropolitan area/district of school/institution  
Contact details: Cell nr   Tel No (h)   e-mail address  
In my capacity as *Head/delegated person of the above-mentioned *school/institution, hereby declare that the undermentioned *learner/student, is a *learner/student at this *school/institution, and needs to travel between different 'provinces/metropolitan areas/districts for education
Full names of leaner/student:  
Surname of learner/student:  
Residential address:  
Province of residence:  
Metropolitan area/district of residence:  
Full names of primary caregiver:  
Contact details of primary caregiver: Cell nr   Tel No (h)   e-mail address  
Signed at___________________________on this _____ day of ________________________ 2020._______________________________________________*Head/delegated person of *school/institutionOfficial stamp[Form 3A inserted by section 7(a) of Government Notice 608-B of 2020]

Form 3B (Regulation 34(7))

Permit to transport learners or students to another province/metropolitan area/district

Note: This permit and an identification document/drivers licence must be in the possession of the person to whom this permit is issuedI,
Full names:  
Surnames:  
Identity number:  
Name of school/institution  
Address of school/institution  
Province of school/institution  
Metropolitan area/district of school/institution  
Contact details: Cell nr   Tel No (h)   e-mail address  
In my capacity as *Head/delegated person of the above-mentioned *school/institute, hereby declare that the undermentioned person, transports learners or students from this *school/institute between different *provinces/metropolitan areas/districts.
Full names:  
Surnames:  
Province travelling from:  
Metropolitan area/district travelling from:  
Vehicle registration number:  
Contact details of driver: Cell nr   Tel No (h)   e-mail address  
Signed at___________________________on this _____ day of ________________________ 2020._______________________________________________*Head/delegated person of *school/instituteOfficial stamp[Form 3B inserted by section 7(a) of Government Notice 608-B of 2020 and substituted by section 6 of Government Notice R564 of 2021]

Form 4

Permit to travel to and from Gauteng other for a funeral

(To be completed by the head of court or a station commander or a person designated by him or her respectively.)I, ___________________________________ (full names of *head of court, or a person designated by him or her / station commander of a police station or a person designated by him or her) for—(a) the Magistrate's court for the district of __________________;(b) the police station at___________________________________,hereby issue this permit for travel to another district/province, to the following person:
Full names:  
Surname:  
Identity number:  
Address of place of residence:  
Province of residence:  
Contact details: Cell nr   Tel no (h)   e-mail address  
Metropolitan area/district travelling to:  
Province travelling to:  
Date of funeral:  
I also declare that the above-mentioned person presented the *death certificate/certified copy of the death certificate/affidavit to me.Signed at__________________________ this_____day of ___________ 2020.________________________________*Person issuing permitOfficial stamp[Form 4 substituted by section 6 of Government Notice R564 of 2021]

Form 5 (Regulations 18(7))

Sworn by affidavit by person who wishes to attend a funeral in another province/metropolitan area/district

Note:1. A person giving false information on this affidavit 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.2. This affidavit may only be sworn to or affirmed at a magistrate’s court or police station.I,
Full names:  
Surname:  
Identity number:  
Address of place of residence:  
Province of residence:  
Contact details: Cell nr   Tel no (h)   E-mail address  
District of funeral:  
Province tin which funeral will take place:  
Hereby declare under oath with regards to the deceased:
Names of deceased:  
Surname of deceased:  
Relationship/Affiliation to the deceased (eg spouse/parent)  
I am not in possession of the death certificate for the reasons set out, and a copy of the letter from a cultural or religious leader is attached: Yes   No  
Date of funeral:  
Province in which funeral will take place:  
* City/town/village of funeral:  

*Oath/Affirmation

I, _____________________________________ (full names), identity number _______________________________________, hereby declare under *oath/affirmation that the above-mentioned information is true and correct.Signed at _______________________ on this ______ day of _______________ 20__.______________________________________________________________________________________Signature of person making affidavit

Certification

I hereby certify that before administering the *oath/taking the affirmation, I asked the deponent the following questions and noted *his/her answers in *his/her presence as indicated below:(a) Do you know and understand the contents of the above declaration?Answer: ___________________(b) Do you have any objection to taking the *oath/affirmation?Answer: ___________________Do you consider the *oath/affirmation to be binding on your conscience?Answer: ___________________I hereby certify that the deponent has acknowledged that *he/she knows and understands the content of this declaration which was *sworn to/affirmed before me, and the deponent's signature was placed thereon in my presence.Signed at ___________________ this ________ day of ______________2020__*Justice of the Peace/Commissioner of OathsFull names: ________________________________________________________Designation: ________________________________________________________Business address: __________________________________________________*Delete which is not applicable".

Form 6

Sworn affidavit by person who intends to travel to and from another province during Adjusted Alert Level 4

Note: This affidavit may only be sworn to or affirmed at a magistrate's court or police station.I,
Full names:  
Surname:  
Identity number:  
Address of place of residence:  
Province of residence:  
Contact details: Cell nr   Tel No (h)   E-mail address  
Hereby declare under oath that I am moving to a new place of residence that requires travel across provinces during Adjusted Alert Level 4.

*Oath/Affirmation

I, ______________________________________ (full names), identity number ________________________________________, hereby declare under *oath/affirmation that the above-mentioned information is true and correct.Signed at ________________________ on this ______ day of _______________ 20__._______________________________Signature of deponent

Certification

I hereby certify that before administering the *oath/taking the affirmation, I asked the deponent the following questions and noted *his/her answers in *his/her presence as indicated below:(a)Do you know and understand the contents of the above declaration?Answer: ___________________(b)Do you have any objection to taking the *oath/affirmation?Answer: ___________________Do you consider the *oath/affirmation to be binding on your conscience?Answer: ___________________I hereby certify that the deponent has acknowledged that *he/she knows and understands the content of this declaration which was *sworn to/affirmed before me, and the deponent's signature was placed thereon in my presence.Signed at___________________ on this________ day of______________ 20__.____________________________________________*Justice of the Peace/Commissioner of OathsFull names: __________________________________________________________Designation: __________________________________________________________Business address: ____________________________________________________*Delete which is not applicable[Form 6 added by section 7(b) of Government Notice 608-B of 2020 and substituted by section 6 of Government Notice R564 of 2021]

Form 7

Permit to travel to perform a service

• Please note that the person to whom the permit is issued must at all times present a form of identification 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.I, being the head of institution, with the below mentioned details,
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 the below mentioned official /employee is performing services in my institution
Surname:  
Full names:  
Identity number:  
Place of residence of employee:  
Signed at ____________, on this the __ day of 20____.________________Signature of Head of Institution*Official stamp of Institution[Form 7 added by section 6 of Government Notice 999 of 2020, substituted by section 7 Government Notice R11 of 2021, by section 6 of Government Notice R152 of 2021, by section 5 of Government Notice R477 of 2021, by section 5 of Government Notice R530 of 2021 and by section 6 of Government Notice R564 of 2021]

Annexure B (Regulation 22(1))

Essential goods for import

  Essential goods for import
1. Food products, including non-alcoholic beverages and animal feed.
2. Sanitary pads, sanitary tampons, condoms.
3. Hand sanitiser, disinfectants, soap, alcohol for industrial use, household cleaning products, and personal protective equipment, excluding cloth face masks.
4. Products for the care of babies and toddlers.
5. Personal toiletries, including haircare, body and face care products, roll-ons, deodorants, and dental care products.
6. Medical and hospital supplies, medicine, equipment and personal protective equipment (excluding cloth face masks).
7. Fuel, including coal, wood, paraffin and gas.
8. Hardware, components and supplies.
9. Components for aftersales vehicles services.
10. Chemicals, packaging and ancillary products used in the production of any these products.
11. Textiles required to produce face masks, and other personal protective equipment.
12. ICT equipment to facilitate work-from-home arrangements including computers, mobile telephones and other home office equipment.

Annexure C (Regulation 22(1)(e))

Permitted goods for export

  Permitted goods for export
1. Agricultural, agro-processing, forestry and fishing products
2. Manufacturing products and mining products permitted for production under the Alert Level 4 table subject to directions issued by the relevant Minister

Annexure D

Essential services

A:Essential and permitted services referred to in section 16(3) of the Regulation shall refer to:(a)the list of essential services as set out in B below; and(b)such other service as are set out in Alert Level 4 and where the technological, industrial, structural or similar requirement of the service necessitates a continuous or shift operation, as set out in directions, as set out below.B: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 below:1.Medical, Health (including Mental Health), Laboratory and Medical services and the National Institute for Communicable Diseases;2.Disaster Management, Fire Prevention, Fire Fighting and Emergency services;3.1(a)The following services necessary to maintain the functioning of a financial system as defined in section 1(1) of the Financial Sector Regulation Act, only when the operation of a place of business or entity is necessary to continue to perform those services:(i)the banking environment (including the operations of mutual banks, co-operative banks, co-operative financial institutions and the Postbank);(ii)the payments environment;(iii)the financial markets (including market infrastructures licensed under the Financial Markets Act, 2012 (Act No. 19 of 2012);(iv)the insurance environment;(v)the savings and investment environment;(vi)pension fund administration;(vii)outsourced administration;(viii)medical schemes administration; and(ix)additional services set out in directions.(b)The services listed in paragraph (a) may not be construed to include debt collection services.3.2Services necessary for the provision of social grants.4.Production and sale of the goods listed in Annexure B;5.Whole sale and retail stores for re-stocking;6.Electricity (including vital demand management services), water, gas and fuel production, supply and maintenance;7.Critical jobs for essential government services as determined by Head of National or Provincial Departments in accordance with the guidance of the Department of Public Service and Administration, including Social Grant Payments and pension payments;8.Essential municipal services;9.Care services and social relief of distress provided to older persons, mentally ill, persons with disabilities, the sick, and children;10.Funeral and cremation services, including mortuaries services and the transportation of mortal remains;11.Wildlife Management, Anti-poaching, Animal Care and Veterinary services;12.Newspaper, broadcasting and telecommunication infrastructure and services, including call centres critical for the support of such services;13.Production and sale of any chemicals, hygiene products, pharmaceuticals for the medical or retail sector;14.Cleaning, sanitation, pest control, sewerage, waste and refuse removal services;15.Services related to the essential functioning of courts, judicial officers, the Master of the High Court, Sheriffs and legal practitioners required for those services;16.Essential SARS services defined by the Commissioner of SARS;17.Police, peace officers, traffic officers, military medical personnel and soldiers, correctional services officials and traffic management services;18.Postal services and courier services related to transport of medical products;19.Private security services;20.Air-traffic Navigation, Civil Aviation Authority, air charters, Cargo Shipping and dockyard services;21.Gold, gold refinery, coal and mining;22.Accommodation used for persons rendering essential services, quarantine, isolation and the lockdown;23.Production, manufacturing, supply, logistics, transport, delivery, critical maintenance and repair in relation to the rendering of essential services including components and equipment;24.Transport services for persons rendering essential services and goods, and transportation of patients;25.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;26.1Commissioners of the South African Human Rights Commission, Gender Commission, the Commission for the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Cultural, Religious and Linguistic Communities, the Public Protector and Deputy Public Protector and the Independent Electoral Commission; and26.2Services rendered by the institutions referred to in item 26.127.Transport and logistics in respect of cargo and goods as set out in Part A to neighbouring countries;28.Tow trucks and vehicle recovery services;29.Call centres necessary to provide health, safety, social support, government and financial services, debt restructuring for consumers of retailers, and access to short-term insurance policies as a result of reduced income or loss of income;30.Harvesting and storage activities essential to prevent the wastage of primary agricultural goods;31.Implementation of payroll systems to the extent that such arrangement has not been made, to ensure timeous payments to workers; and32.Critical maintenance services which cannot be delayed for more than 21 days and are essential to resume operations;33.Trades necessary for the rendering of emergency repair work, including plumbers, electricians, locksmiths, glaziers, roof repair work;34.Trades necessary for emergency automobile repairs for persons rendering essential services;35.Information and Communication Technology services rendered to entities and institutions engaged in delivering essential services in terms of these Regulations.

Annexure E (Regulation 16(6)(b))

Workplace plans

A COVID-ready Workplace Plan must be developed prior to the reopening of an enterprise employing persons or serving the public.For small businesses, the plan can be basic reflecting the size of the business, while for medium and larger businesses, a more detailed written plan should be developed given the larger numbers of persons at the workplace.The Plan for medium and large businesses must include the following:1.The date the business will open and the hours of opening,2.The timetable setting out the phased return-to-work of employees, to enable appropriate measures to be taken to avoid and reduce the spread of the virus in the workplace;3.The steps taken to get the workplace COVID-19 ready;4.A list of staff who can work from home; staff who are 60 years or older; and staff with comorbidities who will be required to stay at home or work from home;5.Arrangements for staff in the establishment:(a)sanitary and social distancing measures and facilities at the entrance and exit to the workplace;(b)screening facilities and systems;(c)the attendance-record system and infrastructure;(d)the work-area of employees;(e)any designated area where the public is served;(f)canteen and bathroom facilities;(g)testing facilities (for establishments with more than 500 employees);(h)staff rotational arrangements (for establishments where fewer than 100% of employees will be permitted to work).6.Arrangements for customers or members of the public, including sanitation and social distancing measures.
  1. Entire Government Notice
  2. Preface
  3. Chapter 1 – Definitions and application
    1. 1. Definitions
    2. 2. Repeal and transitional provisions
    3. 3. Determination of Alert Level
  4. Chapter 2 – General provisions applicable during national state of disaster
    1. 4. Authority to issue directions
    2. 5. General measures to contain the spread of COVID-19
    3. 6. Refusal of medical examination, prophylaxis, treatment, isolation and quarantine
    4. 7. Isolation or quarantine of persons
    5. 8. COVID-19 Database
    6. 9. Release of resources
    7. 10. Shelters and sites identified by the State during national state of disaster
    8. 11. Emergency procurement procedures
    9. 12. Powers and indemnity
    10. 13. Resolution of disputes
    11. 14. Offences and penalties
  5. Chapter 3 – Adjusted Alert Level 4
    1. 15. Application of Adjusted Alert Level
    2. 15A. Notification by district municipalities
    3. 15B. Mandatory protocols when in a public place
    4. 16. Compliance officers
    5. 17. Movement of persons
    6. 18. Opening and closure of schools, early childhood development centres and institutions of higher education
    7. 19. Initiation practices
    8. 20. Attendance of funerals and cremations
    9. 21. Gatherings
    10. 22. Eviction and demolition of places of residence
    11. 23. Rental housing
    12. 24. Places and premises closed to the public
    13. 25. Controlled visits by members of the public
    14. 26. Partial re-opening of borders
    15. 27. Transportation of cargo
    16. 28. Public transport
    17. 29. Sale, dispensing or transportation of liquor
    18. 30. Operation of economic sector
    19. 31. Offences and penalties
  6. Chapter 4 – Adjusted Alert Level 3
    1. 32. Application of Alert Level
    2. 32A. Notification by district municipalities
    3. 33. Movement of persons
    4. 33A. Opening and closing of schools
    5. 34. Mandatory protocols when in a public place
    6. 35. Attendance of funerals and cremations
    7. 36. Gatherings
    8. 37. Eviction and demolition of places of residence
    9. 38. Rental housing
    10. 39. Places and premises closed to the public
    11. 40. Initiation practices
    12. 41. Controlled visits by members of the public
    13. 42. Partial re-opening of borders
    14. 42A. Transportation of cargo
    15. 43. Public transport
    16. 44. Sale, dispensing, distribution and transportation of liquor
    17. 45. Operation of economic sector
    18. 46. Compliance officers
    19. 47. Offences and penalties
  7. Chapter 5 – Adjusted Alert Level 2
    1. 49. Application of Alert Level
    2. 49A. Notification by district municipalities
    3. 49B. Compliance officers
    4. 49C. Mandatory protocols when in a public place
    5. 50. Movement of persons
    6. 51. Opening and closure of schools
    7. 52. Attendance of funerals
    8. 53. Gatherings
    9. 54. Eviction and demolition of places of residence
    10. 55. Rental housing
    11. 56. Places and premises closed to the public
    12. 57. Initiation practices
    13. 58. Controlled visits by members of the public
    14. 59. Partial re-opening of borders
    15. 60. Transportation of cargo
    16. 61. Public transport
    17. 62. Sale, dispensing and transportation of liquor
    18. 63. Operation of economic sector
    19. 64. Offences and penalties
  8. Chapter 6 – Alert Level 1
    1. 65. Application of Alert Level
    2. 66. Notification by district municipalities
    3. 67. Compliance officers
    4. 68. Movement of persons
    5. 69. Opening and closure of schools
    6. 70. Mandatory protocols when in a public place
    7. 71. Attendance of funerals
    8. 72. Gatherings
    9. 73. Eviction and demolition of places of residence
    10. 74. Rental housing
    11. 75. Places and premises closed to the public
    12. 76. Initiation practices
    13. 77. Controlled visits by members of the public
    14. 78. Partial re-opening of borders
    15. 79. Transportation of cargo
    16. 80. Public transport
    17. 80A. Definition and application
    18. 81. Sale, dispensing and transportation of liquor
    19. 82. Operation of economic sector
    20. 83. Offences and penalties
  9. Chapter 7 – ***
    1. 84. ***
    2. 85. ***
    3. 86. ***
    4. 87. ***
  10. Chapter 8 – COVID-19 Vaccine Injury No-Fault Compensation Scheme
    1. 88. Definitions
    2. 89. Establishment of COVID-19 Vaccine Injury No-Fault Compensation Scheme
    3. 90. Administration
    4. 91. Financial management and oversight
    5. 92. Appeal panel, adjudication panel, causality panel and quantum panel
    6. 93. Eligibility
    7. 94. Quantum and structure of compensation
    8. 95. Submission of claims and procedure
    9. 96. Effect of submission of claims on right to claim damages in court proceedings
    10. 97. Causality assessment
    11. 98. Quantum assessment
    12. 99. Adjudication of claims
    13. 100. Appeal and intervention by the Chairperson
    14. 101. Duration and termination of Scheme
    15. 102. Contact details of the Scheme
  11. Table 1
    1. Item (a)
    2. Item (b)
    3. Item (c)
    4. Item (d)
  12. Table 2
    1. Item (a)
    2. Item (b)
    3. Item (c)
    4. Item (d)
  13. Table 3
    1. Item (a)
    2. Item (b)
    3. Item (c)
    4. Item (d)
  14. Table 4
    1. Item (a)
    2. Item (b)
    3. Item (c)
    4. Item (d)
  15. Annexure A
    1. Item (a)
    2. Item (b)
  16. Annexure B (Regulation 22(1))
  17. Annexure C (Regulation 22(1)(e))
  18. Annexure D
    1. Paragraph A:
      1. Item (a)
      2. Item (b)
    2. Paragraph B:
    3. Paragraph 1.
    4. Paragraph 2.
    5. Paragraph 3.1
      1. Item (a)
        1. Item (i)
        2. Item (ii)
        3. Item (iii)
        4. Item (iv)
        5. Item (v)
        6. Item (vi)
        7. Item (vii)
        8. Item (viii)
        9. Item (ix)
      2. Item (b)
    6. Paragraph 3.2
    7. Paragraph 4.
    8. Paragraph 5.
    9. Paragraph 6.
    10. Paragraph 7.
    11. Paragraph 8.
    12. Paragraph 9.
    13. Paragraph 10.
    14. Paragraph 11.
    15. Paragraph 12.
    16. Paragraph 13.
    17. Paragraph 14.
    18. Paragraph 15.
    19. Paragraph 16.
    20. Paragraph 17.
    21. Paragraph 18.
    22. Paragraph 19.
    23. Paragraph 20.
    24. Paragraph 21.
    25. Paragraph 22.
    26. Paragraph 23.
    27. Paragraph 24.
    28. Paragraph 25.
    29. Paragraph 26.1
    30. Paragraph 26.2
    31. Paragraph 27.
    32. Paragraph 28.
    33. Paragraph 29.
    34. Paragraph 30.
    35. Paragraph 31.
    36. Paragraph 32.
    37. Paragraph 33.
    38. Paragraph 34.
    39. Paragraph 35.
  19. Annexure E (Regulation 16(6)(b))
    1. Paragraph 1.
    2. Paragraph 2.
    3. Paragraph 3.
    4. Paragraph 4.
    5. Paragraph 5.
      1. Item (a)
      2. Item (b)
      3. Item (c)
      4. Item (d)
      5. Item (e)
      6. Item (f)
      7. Item (g)
      8. Item (h)
    6. Paragraph 6.

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