Regulations to address, prevent and combat the spread of Coronavirus COVID-19
Gazette on lockdown regulations
Below is an extraction from the Gazette on lockdown regulations – complete PDF version of Gazette 43148, Gazette 43168, Gazette 43199, Gazette 43232 and Gazette 43240)
(as amended by Gazette 43168 of 26 March 2020 and Gazette 43199 of 2 April 2020, Gazette 43232 of 16 April and Gazette 43240 of 20 April 2020)
Restriction on the movement of persons and goods
11 B. (1 )(a) For the period of lockdown-
(i) every person is confined to his or her place of residence, unless strictly for the purpose of performing an essential service, obtaining an essential good or service, collecting a social grant, pension or seeking emergency, life-saving, or chronic medical attention;
(ii) every gathering, as defined in regulation 1 is hereby prohibited, except for a funeral as provided for in subregulation (8); and
(iii) movement between provinces and between metropolitan and district areas is prohibited except—
(aa) for essential workers who have to travel to and from work;
(bb) transportation of—
bbA) essential goods;
(bbB) transportation of cargo from ports of entry to their intended destination; and
(bbC) cargo currently at ports of entry, for export of goods to decongest the ports of entry;
(cc) for the transportation of the mortal remains; and
(dd) attendance of a funeral as provided for and on the conditions set out in subregulation (8).
(iv) movement between the metropolitan and district areas, is prohibited.
(b) During the lockdown, all businesses and other entities shall cease operations, except for any business or entity involved in the manufacturing, supply, or provision of an essential good or service, save where operations are provided from outside of the Republic or can be provided remotely by a person from their normal place of residence. “; and
(c) Retail shops and shopping malls must be closed, except where essential goods are sold and on condition that the person in control of the said store must put in place controls to ensure that customers keep a distance of at least one square meter from each other, and that all directions in respect of hygienic conditions and the exposure of persons to COVID-19 are adhered to.
(d) Retail stores selling essential goods is prohibited from selling any other goods.
(e) The Cabinet member designated under section 3 of the Act may amend the list contemplated in paragraph (c) as required from time to time.
(f) Any place not involved in the provision of an essential good or service must remain closed to all persons for the duration of the lockdown.
(g) Stores selling hardware products and vehicle components must maintain a register of persons buying essential goods listed in Part A of Annexure B, and must keep a record of a signed declaration, which corresponds substantially with Form 4 of Annexure C by the buyer of goods attesting that the goods are essential goods as defined in the Regulations.
(2) The head of an institution must determine essential services to be performed by his or her institution, and must determine the essential staff who will perform those services: Provided that the head of an institution may delegate this function, as may be required in line with the complexity and size of the business operation.
(3) Persons performing essential services as determined in subregulation (2), must be duly designated in writing by the head of an institution, on a form that corresponds substantially with Form 1 in Annexure C.
(4) All places or premises provided for in Annexure D must be closed to the public except to those persons rendering security and maintenance services at those places or premises.
(a) All workplaces or premises must have care and maintenance that is essential to the prevention of the destruction or significant impairment of working areas, plant, machinery or inventory, or to permit orderly shutdown arrangements, on such conditions as may be issued by means of directions by the Cabinet members responsible for trade, industry and for employment and labour.
(b) The Cabinet members responsible for health and social services and trade, industry and competition may, by directions, designate services which are necessary to provide or maintain essential health and social services and international trade or industrial activities listed in Annexure B to the Regulations.
(c) The Cabinet member responsible for finance may by direction designate services, excluding debt collection services, in relation to the financial system, as defined in section 1(1) of the Financial Sector Regulation Act, 2017 (Act No. 9 of 2017), generally, which are necessary to—
(i) provide or maintain essential financial services listed in paragraph 3.1 of Part B of Annexure B; and
(ii) provide social grants by banks, mutual banks, co-operative banks and the Postbank in terms of paragraph 3.2 of Part B of Annexure B.
(d) The Prudential Authority, the Financial Sector Authority and the Reserve Bank may exercise their functions in terms of the Financial Sector Regulation Act, 2017, the financial sector laws as defined in section 1(1) of that Act, and the National Payment System Act, 1998 (Act No. 78 of 1998) in the regulation, supervision and oversight of essential financial services as referred to in paragraph 3.1 and 3.2 of Part B of Annexure B and services in respect of which directions are issued in terms of paragraph (c).
(e) The Prudential Authority, the Financial Sector Conduct Authority and the Reserve Bank—
(i) must issue directives to institutions under their respective jurisdictions to take appropriate precautionary measures when performing essential financial services in terms of these Regulations to limit staff at offices to the minimum and to take other precautionary measures to limit the spread of COVID-19.
(ii) may issue guidance and other directives in relation to the performance of essential financial services in terms of these Regulations.
(5) All persons performing essential services, obtaining essential goods or seeking medical attention, may be subjected to screening for COVID-19 by an enforcement officer.
(6)(a) All borders of the Republic are closed during the period of lockdown, except for ports of entry designated by the responsible Cabinet member for the transportation of fuel, cargo and goods during the period of lockdown.
(b) The Cabinet member responsible for home affairs, or a person designated by him or her, may 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.
(c) The Cabinet member responsible for transport may issue directions with regard to sea cargo operations and air freight operations.
(d) All foreign tourists who arrived in the Republic prior to, or after, the lockdown, and who remain in the Republic, must remain in their place of temporary residence in the Republic for the duration of the lockdown or 14 days, as the case may be, and may be subject to screening for COVID-19 and be quarantined or isolated as required: Provided that the evacuation of foreign tourists where arrangements, including an arrangement for the evacuation by air charter, has been made by the relevant embassy, may be allowed: Provided further that a tourist is escorted to the point of exit where he or she may be screened again.
(7) Any Cabinet member may, after consultation with Ministers of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs and Justice and Correctional Services, issue directions which fall within his or her line functions to provide for further conditions that will apply to activities referred to in subregulation (1), or other activities provided for in these Regulations, for the protection and safety of any person, including essential workers from COVID-19, provide reasonable measures for persons with disabilities and may vary the directions as the circumstances require.
(8)(a) Movement between a metropolitan or district area, or province by a person wishing to attend a funeral shall only be permitted if the person so wishing to attend the funeral is a—
(i) spouse or partner of the deceased;
(ii) child of the deceased, whether biological, adopted or stepchild;
(iii) child-in-law of the deceased;
(iv) parent of the deceased whether biological, adopted or stepparent;
(v) sibling, whether biological, adopted or stepbrother or sister of the deceased;
(vi) grandparent of the deceased; and
(vii) person closely affiliated to the deceased.
(b) For purposes of this subregulation, closely affiliated means:
(i) a person with parental responsibilities and rights in respect of the deceased; or
(ii) a person who had developed a significant relationship based on caregiving, psychological or emotional attachment to the deceased.
(c) Notwithstanding paragraph (a), attendance at a funeral or remation is limited to 50 people and will for purposes of these Regulations not be regarded as a prohibited gathering: Provided that no night vigil shall be held and that all safety hygiene measures are strictly adhered to.
(d) Each person, whether traveling alone or not, wishing to attend a funeral or cremation and who has to travel between metropolitan and district areas, or between provinces to attend a funeral, or a cremation must obtain a permit which corresponds substantially with Form 2 of Annexure C, from his or her nearest magistrate’s office or police station to travel to the funeral or cremation and back.
(e) A Magistrate who is the head of office or a station commander of a police station or a person designated by him or her, may issue the permit contemplated in paragraph (d).
(f) Upon a request for a permit contemplated in paragraph (d), a person requesting a permit must produce a death certificate or a certified copy of the death certificate to the Magistrate who is the head of office or a station commander of a police station or a person designated by him or her: Provided that where a death certificate is not yet available the person requesting the permit must make a sworn affidavit which corresponds substantially with Form 3 of Annexure C.
(g) Before a permit contemplated in paragraph (d) may be issued the Magistrate who is the head of office or a station commander of a police station or a person designated by him or her, must be provided with a death certificate, a certified copy of a death certificate or a sworn affidavit contemplated in paragraph (f).
(i) Only 2 family members or a person with a close affiliation to the deceased may, with the required permits, accompany the vehicle transporting the mortal remains to the metropolitan or district area, or province where the burial or cremation will take place.
(j) The provisions of regulation 11C(1) must be strictly adhered to when travelling.
(k) A copy of the permit issued and the death certificate or sworn affidavit made, must be kept by the Magistrate who is the head of office or station commander of a police station in a file opened for each person for a period of three months after the lockdown has lapsed, whereafter it may be destroyed.
(9)(a) Movement of children between co-holders of parental responsibilities and rights or a caregiver, as defined in section 1 (1) of the Children’s Act, 2005 (Act No. 38 of 2005), during the lockdown period, is prohibited, except where arrangements are in place for a child to move from one parent to another, in terms of-
(i) a court order;
(ii) where a parental responsibilities and rights agreement or parenting plan, registered with the family advocate, is in existence, or
(iii) the co-holder of parental responsibilities and rights is in possession of a birth certificate or certified copy of a birth certificate of the child or children to prove a legitimate relationship between the co-holders of parental responsibilities and rights:
Provided that in the household to which the child has to move, there is no person who is known to have come into contact, or is reasonably suspected to have come into contact with any other person known to have contracted, or is reasonably suspected to have contracted COVID-19 in the household which the child has to move to.
(b) The parent or caregiver transporting the child concerned must have in his or her possession, the court order or the parental responsibilities and rights agreement or parenting plan or the birth certificate of the child or children, as required.
(10) All forms must be completed in full , including full names, identification or passport numbers and full contact details as required in the form and failure to do so will result in the form being rejected as invalid .
Prohibition of public transport
11 C. ( 1) All commuter transport services including passenger rail services, bus services, taxi services, e-hailing services, maritime and air passenger transport are prohibited, except bus services, taxi services, e-hailing services and private motor vehicles necessary for purposes of rendering essential services, obtaining essential goods or services, seeking medical attention, funeral services and for collecting payment of grants and pensions: Provided that—
(a) bus services and e-hailing services shall not carry more than 50% of the licensed capacity;
(b) taxi services shall not carry more than 70% of the licensed capacity; and
(c) private vehicles shall not carry more than 60% of the licensed capacity, and that all directions in respect of hygienic conditions and the limitation of exposure of persons to COVID-19, are adhered to.
(2) Where a person rendering essential services is unable to travel to and from his or her place of employment, the employer must make the necessary transport arrangements: Provided that no more than 50% of the licensed capacity of the vehicle or vessel is exceeded and all directions in respect of hygienic conditions and the limitation of exposure to persons with COVID-19, are adhered to.
(3) The Cabinet member responsible for transport must issue directions for the transportation of persons who must obtain essential goods or services where such person has no other means of transport except public transport, as contemplated in subregulation (1).
Prohibition on evictions
11 CA. No person may be evicted from their place of residence, regardless of whether it is a formal or informal residence or a farm dwelling, for the duration of the lockdown
Resources by the State during lockdown
11 D. (1) For the period of the declaration of a lockdown, a person refusing to be evacuated from any place subject to lockdown, may be evacuated by an enforcement officer to a temporary shelter, if such action is necessary for the preservation of life.
(2) The State shall identify-
( a) temporary shelters that meet the necessary hygiene standards for homeless people; and
(b) temporary sites for quarantine and self-isolation that meet the necessary hygiene standards for people who cannot isolate or quarantine in their homes.
(3) The provision of the State’s resources listed herein shall be for the duration of the lockdown, and the use thereof will be subject to conditions determined by the Cabinet member responsible for such resources.
Powers and indemnity
11 F. These Regulations do not limit any powers or indemnities of security services provided for in any law.
Offences and penalties
11 G. For the purposes of this Chapter, any person who contravenes-
( a) regulation 11 B(1)(a), (b), (c), (d), (f) or 118(4); or
(b) regulations 11 C(1) and 11 CA,
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.
11H. (1) In this regulation—
(a) “COVID-19 Tracing 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 to enable the tracing of persons who are known or reasonably suspected to have come into contact with any person known or reasonably suspected to have contracted COVID-19.
(3) The COVID-19 Tracing Database shall include all information considered necessary for the contact tracing process to be effective, 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.
(4) The information contained in the COVID-19 Tracing Database and any information obtained through this regulation is confidential.
(5) No person may disclose any information contained in the
COVID-19 Tracing 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 or 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 Tracing 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 Tracing 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; and
(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 Tracing 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 referred to in subparagraphs (c)(vii) to (c)(ix) of Annexure D to these Regulations must, promptly after the coming into force of this regulation, transmit to the Director-General:
Health, for inclusion in the COVID-19 Tracing 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 rovider licensed under the Electronic Communications Act, 2005 (Act No. 36 of 2005) to provide him or her, for inclusion in the COVID-19 Tracing 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;
(c) where relevant to the contact tracing process, must be included in the COVID-19 Tracing Database; and
(d) apart from what is included in the COVID-19 Tracing 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 shall, 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 ) request a judge or 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 contact tracing to address, prevent and combat the spread of COVID-19.
(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 Tracing Database shall be de-identified;
(b) the de-identified information on the COVID-19 Tracing Database shall be retained and used only for research, study and teaching purposes;
(c) all information on the COVID-19 Tracing 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.
Offences and penalty
11I. (1) A failure to comply with-
( a) an obligation imposed in terms of regulation 11 H(S), (9), (11 ), (17); or
(b) a direction issued in terms of regulation 11H(10) or (18), constitutes an offence.
(2) A person who fails to comply with an obligation imposed in terms
of regulation 11 H(S), (9), (11) or (17) or a direction issued in terms of regulation 11H(10) or (18), 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.
Energy and petroleum products supply
11 J. To ensure the continuous supply of energy and petroleum products to society as referred to in paragraph 6 of Part B of Annexure B-
(a) collieries that supply Eskom must continue to operate at full capacity; and
(b) refineries must operate at full capacity to avoid shortage of fuel, and such operations must include smelters, plants and furnaces.
11 K. (1) Mining operations, as referred to in paragraph 22 of Part B of Annexure B, must be conducted at a reduced capacity of not more than 50% during the period of lockdown, and thereafter at increasing capacity as determined by direction issued by the Cabinet member responsible for mineral resources and energy.
(2) The following conditions apply to the starting and increasing of capacity:
(a) A rigorous screening and testing program must be implemented as employees return to work;
(b) the mining industry must provide quarantine facilities for employees who have tested positive for the COVI D-19;
(c) data collected during the screening and testing programme must be submitted to the relevant authority;
(d) mining companies must make arrangements to transport their South African employees from their homes to their respective areas of operations;
(e) workers from neighbouring Southern African Development Community countries must be recalled to their place of employment at the end of lockdown in their respective countries in accordance with these Regulations and regulations applicable in those countries.
(3) The monitoring and impact assessment of seismicity through the Council for Geoscience must be intensified with immediate effect.
Addition of Annexures to the Regulations
- The following Annexures are hereby added to the Regulations:
ORDER FOR A PERSON TO GO TO A SITE OF ISOLATION, QUARANTINED FACILITY, OR FOR A PERSON TO GO FOR MEDICAL EXAMINATION [See PDF version of Gazette]
CATEGORISATION OF ESSENTIAL GOODS AND SERVICES DURING LOCKDOWN
(i) Any food product, including non-alcoholic beverages, but excluding cooked hot food;
(ii) Animal food; and
(iii) Chemicals, packaging and ancillary products used in the production of any food product.
- Cleaning and Hygiene Products
(i) Toilet Paper, sanitary pads, sanitary tampons, condoms;
(ii) Hand sanitiser, disinfectants, soap, alcohol for industrial use, household cleaning products, and personal protective equipment; and
(iii) Chemicals, packaging and ancillary products used in the production of any of the above.
iv) Products for the care of babies and toddlers.
(v) Personal toiletries, including haircare, body and face washes, roll -ons, deodorants, toothpaste. “;
(i) Medical and Hospital Supplies, equipment and personal protective equipment; and
(ii) Chemicals, packaging and ancillary products used in the production of any of the above.
- Fuel, including coal, wood and gas.
- Basic goods, including airtime, electricity and the withdrawal of cash.
- Hardware, components and supplies required by any qualified tradespersons solely for the purpose of emergency repairs at residential homes;
7 Hardware, components and supplies required by any entity engaged in the provision of essential services for any project related to the provision of water, electricity or other essential services;
- Components for vehicles under-going emergency repairs where such vehicle is used by a person engaged in essential services work.
Categories of essential services shall be confined to the following services:
- Medical, Health (including Mental Health), Laboratory and Medical services and the National Institute for Communicable Diseases; “
- 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, cooperative 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 designated in terms of regulation 11B(4A)(c)(i).
(b) The services listed in paragraph (a) may not be construed to include debt collection services.
3.2 Services necessary for the provision of social grants designated in terms of regulation 11B(4A)(c)(ii).”;
- Production and sale of the goods listed in category A, above;
- Grocery stores and wholesale produce markets. spaza shops, informal fruit and vegetable sellers and langanas, with written permission from a municipal authority to operate being required in respect of spaza shops and informal fruit and vegetable traders: Provided that all valid permits for spaza shops and informal fruit and vegetable traders issued before or during the declared national state of disaster and which fall due during the said period, will remain valid for a period of one month after the end of the national state of disaster;
- Electricity (including vital demand management services), water gas and fuel production, supply and maintenance;
- 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;
- Birth and death certificates, and replacement identification documents;
- Essential municipal services;
- Care services and social relief of distress provided to older persons, mentally ill, persons with disabilities, the sick, and children;
- Funeral and cremation services, including mortuaries services and the transportation of mortal remains;
- Wildlife Management, Anti-poaching, Animal Care and Veterinary services;
- Newspaper, broadcasting and telecommunication infrastructure and services, including call centres critical for the support of such services;
- Production and sale of any chemicals, hygiene products, pharmaceuticals for the medical or retail sector;
- Cleaning, sanitation, pest control, sewerage, waste and refuse removal services;
- Services related to the essential functioning of courts, judicial officers, the Master of the High Court, Sheriffs and legal practitioners required for those services;
- Essential SARS services defined by the Commissioner of SARS;
- Police, peace officers, traffic officers, military medical personnel and soldiers, correctional services officials and traffic management services;
- Postal services and courier services related to transport of medical products;
- Private security services;
- Air-traffic Navigation, Civil Aviation Authority, air charters, Cargo Shipping and dockyard services;
- Gold, gold refinery, coal and mining;
- Accommodation used for persons rendering essential services, quarantine, isolation and the lockdown;
- Production, manufacturing, supply, logistics, transport, delivery, critical maintenance and repair in relation to the rendering of essential services including components and equipment;
- Transport services for persons rendering essential services and goods, and transportation of patients;
- Services rendered by the Executive, members of Parliament, Members of the Provincial Legislature, Members of Local Councils, the Judiciary, traditional leaders and National Office Bearers. of Political Parties represented in Parliament;
27.1 Commissioners 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; and
27 .2 Services rendered by the institutions referred to in item 27 .1;
- Transport and logistics in respect of cargo and goods as set out in Part A to neighbouring countries;
- Tow trucks and vehicle recovery services;
- 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;
- Harvesting and storage activities essential to prevent the wastage of primary agricultural goods;
- Implementation of payroll systems to the extent that such arrangement has not been made for the lockdown, to ensure timeous payments to workers; and
- Critical maintenance services which cannot be delayed for more than 21 days and are essential to resume operations after the lockdown.
- Trades necessary for the rendering of emergency repair work, including plumbers, electricians, locksmiths, glaziers, roof repair work;
- Trades necessary for emergency automobile repairs for persons rendering essential services;
- Information and Communication Technology services rendered to entities and institutions engaged in delivering essential services in terms of these Regulations.
PERMIT TO PERFORM ESSENTIAL SERVICE [See PDF version of Gazette]
PLACES AND PREMISES CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC
The following places and premises are closed to the public:
(a) Any place or premises normally open to the public where religious, cultural, sporting, entertainment, recreational, exhibitional, organisational or similar activities may take place;
(b) any place or premises normally open to the public where goods other than essential goods are procured, acquired, disposed of or sold;
(c) any place or premises normally open to the public such as-
(i) public parks, beaches and swimming pools;
(ii) flea markets;
(iii) open air food markets;
(iv) fetes and bazaars;
(v) night clubs;
(vii) hotels, lodges and guest houses, except to the extent that they are required for remaining tourists confined to hotels, lodges and guest houses;
(viii) private and public game reserves except to the extent that they are required for remaining tourists confined to private and public game reserves;
(ix) holiday resorts except to the extent that they are required for remaining tourists confined to such holiday resort;
(x) on-consumption premises, including taverns, shebeens, shisanyama where liquor is sold;
(xi) off-consumption premises, including bottle stores, where liquor is sold
(xii) off-consumption areas in supermarkets where liquor is sold;
(xiii) theatres and cinemas;
(xiv) shopping malls and centres (excluding grocery stores and pharmacies); and
(xv) taxi ranks, bus depots, train stations and airports; and
(d) any other place or premises determined by the Cabinet member responsible for cooperative governance and traditional affairs by direction in the Gazette.”.