- Police Minister Bheki Cele recently hinted that the committee calling the shots amid the Covid-19 outbreak may be considering dropping to Level 3
- But what would life in South Africa be like under this level, how would it differ from Level 4?
- Briefly.co.za explores the information available thus far on this new level SA may be heading into
The committee that oversees all the big decisions relating to the coronavirus pandemic in SA is contemplating relaxing the current Level 4 lockdown.
Briefly.co.za reported that Police Minister Bheki Cele had confirmed Level 3 could be on the cards for a nation that is feeling the burn under the current regulations.
However, the minister could not reveal when this new phase would be ushered in, with consultations still underway.
But what changes can South Africans expect during this level?
During Level 3 Mzansi companies will be allowed to:
- Operate clothing, textiles and footwear businesses at full capacity
- Stationary, books and hardware will be sold
- Sale and consumption of off-premises alcohol, subject to limited hours
- Postal and courier services allowed to resume
- Limited domestic air travel, with a restriction on the number of flights per day
- Full mining operations resume
- Gardening and swimming pool services
What is still prohibited?
- Citizens will still be subjected to the 8pm to 5am curfew
- Public gatherings prohibited
- No recreational travel to meet family or friends
What issues are still grey areas?
- Walking, jogging and cycling, but no time limits specified
- The sale of tobacco products
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